@alahnhan: To workout with Baron. Seriously. RT @BobbyAa0518: @alanhahn is there any reason why Lin and Jordan were brought back up for the D-League.
SMH @ our "coaching" staff...
Lin was ok yesterday. A bit erratic but I expect they might have been "Don't send me back to the DL" nerves.
Knicks coach likes partnership with BayHawks
CLEVELAND -- Having his second-year point guard go down with a right-ankle injury won't discourage New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni from sending Jeremy Lin down to the Erie BayHawks again.
"You'd hate that it would be a lasting injury, but it could happen anywhere," D'Antoni said. "He could do it in practice. He could do it walking across the street. So you've got to just kind of go with it and hope that it works out, and it did."
Talking before Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, D'Antoni sounded pleased with the Knicks' hybrid partnership with Erie.
"I think it's good for us," D'Antoni said. "I don't know that much about it, but as a coaching staff, we send our guys down for a couple of games and it works out. It's good for them. (It) keeps them in shape and ready and takes a little pressure off trying to get them in games and get them going."
Last week, the Knicks sent down rookie 7-footer Jerome Jordan, 25, and Lin, 23, for two games at Maine against the Red Claws.
It was the first time the Knicks had ever sent players down to the D-League.
"It was a short time, but I thought they gave it their all," said Knicks assistant general manager Allan Houston, who was at the Cavs-Knicks game. Houston is also Erie's general manager.
Jordan played in both games at Maine, while Lin missed the second game because of the ankle injury after having a triple double of 28 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in Friday's 122-113 win.
"The big man, Jerome, commanded a lot of attention," said Lin at Wednesday's game. "(We) just play off each other. The team has a lot of shooters. Just find everybody. (It) makes it simple."
The 6-foot 3-inch, 200-pound Lin, who is averaging 2.8 points in six games with the Knicks, twisted his ankle twice Friday.
Lin said his ankle became swollen in trying to practice on it Saturday.
"I'm glad I was able to go down and get that one game in," Lin said. "It was good for me to kind of play through some mistakes in terms of the offense because it's really my first time playing non-garbage minutes running D'Antoni's offense."
Jordan had 26 points and eight rebounds Friday, but was limited to 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting and seven rebounds in Sunday's 110-88 loss to the Red Claws.
"It was a good experience," said Jordan at Wednesday's game. "(It was) just a chance to go out there and play some minutes and keep getting better as a basketball player."
Jordan said not having Lin, coupled with Maine making adjustments defensively, led to his subpar effort Sunday.
"(I've) still got to go out there and produce," said 240-pound Jordan, who is averaging 1.4 points in seven games with the Knicks.
The two Knicks left an impression on the BayHawks beyond scoring points.
"I like the fact that they came in not ****y, not arrogant," Erie rookie forward Tirrell Baines said. "They came in just thankful to be playing."
With the NBA having a shortened season due to the lockout, there isn't much practice time, so D'Antoni likes the idea of putting Lin and Jordan in game situations with Erie.
"We won't be able to assess them anyway, so it's better that they go down and play so we can watch them play and develop," D'Antoni said.
NBA teams can send down first- and second-year players up to three times a season. Next season, they'll be able to send down first- to third-year players as often as they want.
D'Antoni said it's easier to send down players like Jordan and Lin because they weren't expected to play much for the Knicks this season.
"If they figured in our plans, we wouldn't send them down in the first place," he said.
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FIRE THIS BUM! NOW!
Some people are eating crow in this thread from page one
I bet Dolans praying Lin will be successful he'd be great for NY's huge Chinese population, the Chinese really support their own.
another big game
I'm not expecting all these 20+ games but hopefully 10+ points and 7 assist
I also am not expecting 20+ everynight but im really impressed with this kid.My question to you all is do you all see him becoming are starter for years to come? All he needs to improve is his outside shooting and one or two more minor things. The kid is only 23 years old and playing this good.. just imagine what he will be with a better outside shot and more Experience on the floor.
I would say yes!!!