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.
It's more true for Lin than most players. In his defense, he looks like the type of player that will age well.
Originally Posted by HRoi
The Thunder are better now that they have a real coach, but they ain't beating the Spurs
If they don't advance, the Durant to DC with Scott Brooks now in town becomes a real prospect. Durant might feel like he needs to leave the West to get to the finals. He must know GSW has it locked up for at least a few years to come.
So the lesson is taking a chance on a player just shouldn't be done ever and SA should've let Kawhi walk (because there's no way he wasn't getting offered a max from at least one other team in the league) and become an All-NBA player elsewhere. Cool, got it.
Seriously, it wasn't even taking a chance...the guy was Finals MVP and locked down LeBron and Durant en route to the championship.