Td is a third year player that's earned the opportunity to start, as we tried at the beginning of the season. He sucked terribly sooooo the next logical option would be your 1st round pick in Shumpert. He's been up and down as most rookies are, but not terrible.
Then you have Lin who's unproven, unheralded, bounced around a bit in the League so there's a progression that needs to take place, which takes some time. Seems to me that Lin gradually won the confidence of the coaches with his work ethic and improved play in practice. Apparently he was owning all of our guards. But even then, as a coach you don't just throw him in there and give him big minutes. Lin played some against Houston and from there continued to play more minutes n proved that he belongs on the floor. A player has to unequivocally PROVE that.
No coach is just gonna throw an unproven guy in there w/out exhausting other options and going through a certain process that starts in practice and ends w the player earning it in games w gradually increased minutes based on production. Lin's jumped through all the hoops and now he's where we need him to be. He earned a start and he got it.. There's always an evaluation process taking place.
Last edited by ronoranina; Feb 06, 2012 at 22:10.
so how many assists would lin have with all the jeffries misses?
go back and read your posts and c if you said nething of substance.
He's a "diamond in the dirt". great facking analysis there..
What you intimated re Lin will NEVER happen because he's doing exactly what MDA needs him to do already. This is why your comment was asinine n received an appropriate response from moi.
If Lin all of sudden starts taking an abundance threes it'll be because he's settling and forgotten what he needs to do to propel the team. If he does this he'll be a failure like our other PG flops.
Few can play inside an out like Nash, Paul n Deron do.
Toney Douglas was so bad at PG that he could not understand the fact that when a big man sets a screen to run the pick and roll, it might sometimes be a good option to pass to that big man rolling towards the basket, especially if he's the most physically dominant big man in the NBA today and one of the best pick and roll players of all time.
I mean that's like 4th grade common sense
I thought MDA needed superstars as rare as a 4-titted woman to run his offense well?
Oh..that's right, MDA owns the **** out of this league in player development at the point, and player development in general,
which I will actually define, and can actually back up through fact, as
*career years/career peaks
Nice thread, jpz.
Damn Lin made my great day even better. That three that he had to shoot quickly was amazing.