Absolutely no chance. End of discussion.
Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
How seriously do you guys take D'Antoni's comments about the possibility that Baron Davis could replace Lin as a starter?
I think this is nothing more than D'Antoni being respectful of Baron Davis, and that it would actually take a huge drop-off in Lin's production before something like that would seriously be considered.
MDA talking about Boom taking over the starting PG spot is nothing more than a way to keep both Lin and Baron motivated.
Today's NYT has a story, already reported elsewhere, about the possibility of Lin and BD playing together. According to the article, Davis would take primary point responsibilities, and Lin would play off the ball.
I would not like this for extended time, mostly because it would screw up the rest of the rotation. Also, I think they would be a very poor defensive combination.
But for playing a team like Miami which is capable of exerting an unusual amount of pressure on the ball-handler, it might well make sense, at least for stretches.
is Lin is a fraud?
Kid is just thrown into deep. It takes time before he knows how to adjust his game. You can't call a rookie who's been playing that well a fraud, especially looking at the money he makes. He makes typical rookie mistakes, he deserves some credit, but when he gets tough times we should play Baron with his experience. No big deal.
*Lin had the same number of TO's as Baron, in 11 more minutes of court time
4 boards, 5 assists, some clutch baskets late.
And how about all the misses around the rim by Melo and Atari, off Lin passes?
Not a good game, but not horrible. If these are his "****" games, which I think they are, he is far from a fraud.
Especially w/ his novice experience, and playing teams who won't roll over for him.
If our max contract superstars ever start playing like it, and with the authority and expert control you'd expect from them, it will only make the job of Lin easier.
On top of everything else, Lin has been asked to stabilize the entire ship of the team, and harness the performances of Melo and Amare -- on top of his own game.
I dont understand how anyone thinks Lin is better than Rondo. The only thing that Lin is better than rondo at is shooting. And in all honesty thats not that important especially in Dantoni's offense when Rondo would be surrounded by all of our talent.
That being said there is no way Boston would trade rondo for Lin
Last edited by insanity4289; Mar 04, 2012 at 20:34.
Rondo is okay. Still overrated.