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post #5731 of 27226
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post

This is so great!!! Lin is making the game fun to watch. Hell, even the Toronto crowd was into it! Almost sounded like the game was at MSG.

that was pretty f'g sick... bounce2.gif
post #5732 of 27226
so... this may not be the best place to ask... but where's a good place where i can find a good deal on tickets?
post #5733 of 27226
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Are you mad you didn't pick him up in your league or something? nest.gif

its deeper than that. but yes. kinda
post #5734 of 27226
i love how he calls for the iso when chandler was attempting a pick and roll

swagger is off the charts
post #5735 of 27226
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Were these starter minutes or minutes in garbage time? It seems improbable to me that Lin could have improved that much in one year. A more plausible explanation is that he is getting a full and fair opportunity to prove himself (albeit only after the three guys ahead of him on the depth chart proved to be terrible), and is making the most of his opportunity. Being in a system that accentuates his strengths helps as well.

Agree somewhat, but I also think he has worked really hard to improve his game. He averaged, what, 5 assists per game in college? And now he is averaging 8 or 9 against more skilled defenses, albeit in a slightly longer game. I've seen a little bit of film of him in college and he always a good finisher near the rim in traffic, but I think he's worked a lot of refine his game, like taking better angles to the basket off the pick and roll. He's also bulked up quite a bit since he entered the NBA.

Anyways, this is unreal. I literally don't know what to expect on a nightly basis now.
post #5736 of 27226
i watched the rerun via nba.com, nod[1].gif

i shed a tear
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3 blowouts in 3 nights on the road
post #5738 of 27226
watch your hand?
post #5739 of 27226
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post

This is so great!!! Lin is making the game fun to watch. Hell, even the Toronto crowd was into it! Almost sounded like the game was at MSG.

chinese player and msg reference = RACIST!
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chinese player and msg reference = RACIST!

I see what you did there...clever. lol8[1].gif
post #5741 of 27226
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Agree somewhat, but I also think he has worked really hard to improve his game. He averaged, what, 5 assists per game in college? And now he is averaging 8 or 9 against more skilled defenses, albeit in a slightly longer game. I've seen a little bit of film of him in college and he always a good finisher near the rim in traffic, but I think he's worked a lot of refine his game, like taking better angles to the basket off the pick and roll. He's also bulked up quite a bit since he entered the NBA.
Anyways, this is unreal. I literally don't know what to expect on a nightly basis now.

I'm no superfan or geek analyst but the one thing I haven't seen an explanation for is why Lin is so good starting 10 days ago, and not before. I mean, he's a second year player, he had plenty of minutes playing the point in GS. Sure it was garbage time but he didn't impress anyone, not even adjusted for his minutes. Oh you mean it's all D'Antoni's system? He's played games this year too, up to 20 mins before this streak, he didn't impress anyone before Feb 4.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

I'm no superfan or geek analyst but the one thing I haven't seen an explanation for is why Lin is so good starting 10 days ago, and not before. I mean, he's a second year player, he had plenty of minutes playing the point in GS. Sure it was garbage time but he didn't impress anyone, not even adjusted for his minutes. Oh you mean it's all D'Antoni's system? He's played games this year too, up to 20 mins before this streak, he didn't impress anyone before Feb 4.

DAntoni was desperate (it was reported he was going to get fired if they lost one more game, the same game Lin made his first breakout game) and the timely injury to Melo, plain and simple. I still think Melo will prevent Lin from beasting the way he is right now, Melo is the big star with the big paycheck, he may try to adapt to the new Lin-system but he's been in the league for close to 10 years now doing his shit, it won't be easy to change and be the second option. It's all about getting the chance and motivation, Lin was desperate too because his contract wasn't guaranteed and was sleeping in someone else couch. So when he got the chance, he took advantage and showed what he can do.

In GS, he was behind Monta & Curry, he had no chance to play with those two taking up the backcourt. If you read some interviews, he was made fun of how he shot the ball in GS and he has improved on that since then, Curry himself said it. EVen in garbage time in GS, it's hard to be motivated and the system might not just work for him. He also didn't play with good player in garbage time. If he would have played with Wright and Morrow behind the arc and Lee on the paint w/o Curry and Ellis hogging the ball, then maybe he could have played better.

In NY, he is playing with actual starters now and he manages to make Chandler a scorer again like CP3 did for him a few years back and on the process, made himself look good. It makes you look much better as a player if your teammates gives you good screens and actually hits the open shots. Once you're playing in garbage time, those players tend to be uninspired and don't do these little things well so in return, everyone looks bad.

Well that's my analysis of his current resurgence.
post #5743 of 27226
to get this thread back on track.fight[1].gif went to the laker game last night. one of the weirdest games i've been too. felt like all the air had been sucked out of the room and they were playing with a medicine ball. good thing atlanta had it worse. a whole month's worth of oddities: kobe and ron had the same number of points? ron-ron hit TWO threes and made TWO jams (one of them legitimately above the rim)? game gets iced by gasol knocking down a corner 3 ... after he shot something like 25% in teh first half on the kinds of 10-15 jump shots he normally sleeps through? bynum totally beasted in the first half, almost disappeared in the second after they turned the ball over twice on bad entry passes. very, very weird
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To be honest, other than Chandler and Fields, Lin is pretty much still playing with a garbage time lineup in NY. I mean, he's playing with guys like Bill Walker, Jared Jeffries, and Steve Novak, who let's face it, are scrubs.

 

Which I think makes it more impressive that he's winning games with these guys. But it also makes his stats less impressive because somebody has to produce on that time. He has the second highest usage rate in the league after Kobe. The ball is in his hands the whole time and he's playing huge minutes.

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Game looked boring last night, felt like the Lakers were just playing badly but still didn't seem like they were going to lose. The Hawks game was just that much worse.
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