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During the height of Linsanity -and I had seen him play a few times at the Garden - I posted here that I though Jeremy Lin was a third-rate NBA starter. Meaning he was no superstar point guard nor even at the next level of pretty good starting PG', but that he was good enough to start on some teams, either teams that didn't have a first rate PG or didn't need one, and was a decent backup/sub. That still makes him a solid NBA player. And I think that is still a pretty accurate assessment.
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I agree - not a superstar or even all star, but a possible starter on some teams, or at least a great backup to have on a championship calibur team

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I agree - not a superstar or even all star, but a possible starter on some teams, or at least a great backup to have on a championship calibur team

oh I thought you were talking about Russell Westbrook.
post #25294 of 27250
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oh I thought you were talking about Russell Westbrook.

I didn't say 'best player in the NBA'

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I didn't say 'best player in the NBA'

LOL you know I was joking … sounded like Cuban. happy.gif

Speaking of which … did anyone have any thoughts about that news conference? Not what KD said but how he said it … maybe it's just me.
post #25296 of 27250
Lolol. Cuban talks so much shit he should be able to take some, especially with how bad the Mavs have been lately.
And the Mavs being dirty (elbowing Westbrook in the face, etc)
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So if Steph is out for two weeks - He should be back the week of the 9th

He'll be reevaluated in 2 weeks; no telling if he'll be cleared to play.
post #25298 of 27250
Steph would probably be out at least a month if this was the regular season. He'll be back, but will probably be at 50% at most. He won't be healthy enough to get past the Spurs. Even if by some miracle the Warriors get past the Spurs... Steph is gonna go even more banged up against the Cavs,
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Steph would probably be out at least a month if this was the regular season. He'll be back, but will probably be at 50% at most. He won't be healthy enough to get past the Spurs. Even if by some miracle the Warriors get past the Spurs... Steph is gonna go even more banged up against the Cavs,

OK doctor.
post #25300 of 27250
I'm rooting for the Spurs but I wouldn't pencil them into the WCF just yet considering they still have OKC to get through.


But yeah, when/if Steph comes back, teams are just gonna maul him to death. Maybe bang knees too. Whatever it takes to get him out of the game.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

During the height of Linsanity -and I had seen him play a few times at the Garden - I posted here that I though Jeremy Lin was a third-rate NBA starter. Meaning he was no superstar point guard nor even at the next level of pretty good starting PG', but that he was good enough to start on some teams, either teams that didn't have a first rate PG or didn't need one, and was a decent backup/sub. That still makes him a solid NBA player. And I think that is still a pretty accurate assessment.


His next contract will be interesting.

 

He is not a Player to be build around, for sure - so how he will do depends really on whether he can find a Team that can utilize his strengths and compensate his weaknesses (mainly his inconsistency, but than he was utilized at different functions too).

 

He can play the 1 and the 2, so that is his advantage.

 

I do like his hair, that Shows guts ;) Not my style though. After all, we are still on styleforum, are we.

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His next contract will be interesting.

He is not a Player to be build around, for sure - so how he will do depends really on whether he can find a Team that can utilize his strengths and compensate his weaknesses (mainly his inconsistency, but than he was utilized at different functions too).

He can play the 1 and the 2, so that is his advantage.

I do like his hair, that Shows guts wink.gif Not my style though. After all, we are still on styleforum, are we.

Lin has shown that his success is situational, and that's a risk. No point paying a guy that could be rendered ineffective with a simple change to the team. 6m yr/3 years, 3rd year team option, not a penny more.

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Read an interesting piece I can't find now about the upcoming FA cycle, and how it might be the biggest overpay cycle in the history of the NBA. There is all this extra cap money laying around, but not enough guys to warrant the spend.... close to $1B in open cap space.

There are only 2 guys that warrant max money. And about 20 players out there worth anything close to top tier money, and all the teams in the league are going to have cap space. When you slot these 20 in, there is quite a lot of money for guys like Lin, Roy Hibbert and Luol Deng, and dead weight like D Howard.

Not sure I would be committing any real money in this cycle.
Edited by idfnl - 4/29/16 at 4:20am
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Lin has shown that his success is situational, and that's a risk. No point paying a guy that could be rendered ineffective with a simple change to the team. 6m yr/3 years, 3rd year team option, not a penny more.

This from the guy who wouldn't give Kawhi the max.

I think OKC will be a lot tougher for the Spurs than people think. Lots of problems with defensive matchups, and who do you put on a hot Kanter? Duncan (too slow), Diaw (smallish). (Boban?!)

It's somewhat comforting how many leads the Thunder have blown in the 4th quarter.

SAS has home court and has been excellent at closing 4th quarters out.

But there's also that chip on the Thunder's shoulder.

I think the Spurs will win, but it will take 7. 6 if they get really lucky.
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This from the guy who wouldn't give Kawhi the max.

Last year. He deserves it now.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


Lin has shown that his success is situational, and that's a risk. No point paying a guy that could be rendered ineffective with a simple change to the team. 6m yr/3 years, 3rd year team option, not a penny more.

_____________

Read an interesting piece I can't find now about the upcoming FA cycle, and how it might be the biggest overpay cycle in the history of the NBA. There is all this extra cap money laying around, but not enough guys to warrant the spend.... close to $1B in open cap space.

There are only 2 guys that warrant max money. And about 20 players out there worth anything close to top tier money, and all the teams in the league are going to have cap space. When you slot these 20 in, there is quite a lot of money for guys like Lin, Roy Hibbert and Luol Deng, and dead weight like D Howard.

Not sure I would be committing any real money in this cycle.

 

I wouldn't say situational. He, as with all other Players, has a specific skill set that is effective in some systems and not so in other systems.

 

Try putting in Hardens Iso-heavy play in San Antonios or GSWs System... (yes I'm still bitter. Apparently, I do care about the Rockets). Hey, Ty Lawson didn't pan out with Harden. It would've been hillarious if the Rockets went down the Rondo-Harden Experiment route.

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