I'll translate it like this, if he can block Derrick Rose against the board and tie Chandler in BLOCKS - and steal the ball from Rose (MID-SPIN) - if you remember the speed article Rose is the FASTEST guy in the spin.
He can score. ^_^ He also has the fastest release-time on the team when it comes to shooting.
But I totally don't want to diminish the Nash aspect - but he is not going to be Nash he will resemble Nash in certain parts of his game but not entirely.
Do I think he can be ROSE? I'm not sure - I think a lot of it has to do with how he progresses with his weight-training, plyo, functional training, etc. He only began serious weight-training during the lock-out. He could only squat 100lbs prior to that. I can take any guy and have them squat 200lbs in 3 months, just like I can take any guy and have them rep 225lbs in 3 months. I expect Jeremy Lin to surpass his newbie gains from this last -lockout period- over the course of this season and next season and beyond. It usually takes 2-3+ years to really start to see the results of a dedicated training program for fitness. But he can make dramatic leaps and bounds there.
On the other hand the other stuff- some of it is innate, can't teach him court-vision or feel for when to steal etc - Jeffries Shumpert and it seems Amare just know when to do that stuff ~ his shot can be coached and worked on, passing choices he will learn in-game and video review ~ and it seems like there are several factors that all will work to make him an even better factor.
Although a part of me would love to see him play with Kobe - I think there is a 1000% chance that MSG will refuse to let him go. They have access to all of Asia. From what I understand people in Europe, Australia, and South America are also watching the Knicks because of Lin so- I think Lin is here to stay. The guys too valuable - the Return on Investment is off the charts and access to China where 200 million people watched Yao Ming play 1 nba game - as a businessman - the money tree must be closely guarded.
Derrick Rose as 306 games under his belt, Lin has ehhh 20-25? I'm too lazy to check. So far so good and I'm very optimistic - really feels like the Knicks are over a hump in terms of chemistry and effort ~ now its time to fine tune and really work on the remaining factors.