I hope this thread reaches 1,000 posts one day.
Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
Back to the topic though, I haven't been this excited about the Knicks in years. I feel that those who are skeptical on how well Amare and Melo will fit are really underestimating what Lin is bringing to this team. Melo even said himself that he's going to have the ball in Lin's hands. He doesn't want to play point-foward, he wants to get back to what he does best. I think this team can make great leaps and strides in the near future.. and we already have. Guess we'll see how it unfolds.
Haha I was thinking earlier.. that'd be f***ing awesome if we could go on a run like the '08 rockets. 22 or 23 in a row?
Last edited by inthemix; Feb 13, 2012 at 23:10.
can we start a gaming thread so discussion threads don't meander off into video dweeb land?
Didn't catch the game, but the NBA recap was decent.
That was the best half I've heard from Lin so far. The second half that is.
Yes, I said it. The second half. Where he was 1-for-13 and only scored 5 points. Where he committed FOUR turnovers (as many as he had assists). Where he was half dead 'cause MDA overworked him nearly 40 minutes.
Why? Because Lin still brought out the best in his teammates.
Look at how much he's opened up: Iman is shooting better. Fields is scoring in the paint. Chandler is a beast on both ends. Jeffries is rebounding. Steve Novak looks like a mad science project combining Van Horn and Reggie Miller. Hell, even old Mike Bibby got 3 points and 4 rebounds in 15 minutes.
Seriously, by the numbers, Lin was a 5-point and 5-assist PG in the second half, and that is seriously awesome. The 'Wolves had to send three guys to contain him, had an impressive tandem of Beasley and Love, and still have a rather mean center leftover in Pekovic. The Knicks were trailing after every single quarter except the 4th. And the Knicks still won.
And the Knicks still won.
And the Knicks still won because Jeffries was rebounding, Lin was passing, and the 'Wolves couldn't figure out who to defend. This is how Big Shot Rob Horry or Rasheed Wallace make huge game-winning shots. Someone forgets about them for 0.4 seconds, they get a quick feed, and BANG.
Here's hoping that having Lin rejuvenates STAT and 'Melo. (And that Davis is good enough to share minutes with Lin.)
This is the first Youtube video I've ever made, but I thought I'd share it. Basically, Mike Breen and friends sound like Dr. Seuss when they talk about Jeremy Lin...
Hope you like it!
Speaking about You Tube videos, has anyone seen the number of views that Lin's videos have garnered over the past few days? A couple of weeks ago the only You Tube videos that you found of this guy were clips of him missing layups or turning the ball over.
Last edited by knicksin60; Feb 14, 2012 at 10:07.