1. Lin found himself in the perfect situation. WE WERE DESPARATE, losing, reeling, headed for disaster. It was so bad that we couldn't figure out was it the offense, defense, or both, or maybe coaching.
Lin at that time was the savior. He had no pressure, no expectations to live up to, and so with everyone looking on, he flourished. He couldn't shoot enough, and he did with no recourse. It was then that we started seeing things we forgot about.
We forgot about ball movement, the kick-out, the lob to he big man etc... and Lin reminded us. He reminded us of quality fundamental ball; getting the big involved early; playing fundamentally sound and NOT beating ourself.
And then in COMES D'ANTONI WITH HIS STUPID SMIRK as if to say "see I told you so" this is my way and my way wins. Sorry for the tangent but no way should MDA have gotten that credit.
The credit, rightfully so, goes to Lin. LINSANITY was Lin's interpretation of the system coupled with little to no pressure. We see the pressure vs no-pressure situation make and break athletes all the time. Yet we cannot look past the #'s Lin put up. For those that say it was the system; did Duhon, Felton, or even Nash do that? Nope.
2. Lin being Linsaity can only work if the vet leaders (big 3) buy in. They must encourage Lin to play with that same reckless abandonment and being fearless when it comes to mistakes.
The team and big 3 must believe that this is what's best for the team for that to return. Rememeber during Linsanity we fielded a team of substandard players who were looking for some one to give the ball to, to save them. It was hot-potato, thus passing was not an issue. They were all too ready to get rid of the ball, opposite what our starters think. Melo wants the ball, Jeffries not so much.
3. Melo must let Lin try to close. Yeah I know Melo is a closer, but what better way to instill confidence in young Lin than to show that we are willing to take a chance of a loss to have him do his thing?
Who knows? Maybe the ball will find itself back in Melo's hands anyway.
My above points can be summed up by saying:
The team can bring Linsanity back if they want to. They will dictate the impact of Lin, more than Lin himself. Sieze the moment young man...