I pointed this out in the MDA thread, too.
We as fans should be even more afraid, however, of the longterm outlook of the team.
People are blowing this out of proportion. Actually, the whole concept of a "system" is being blown out of proportion. There's still a game of basketball being played out there. There's a flow that happens, there's loose balls, steals, transition layups and 3's, pick and rolls- Lin can make a lot of plays simply by being out on the court. Woodson has seen how talented he is & how the fans love him. Lin, still being a PG w/ Woodson as coach will still handle the ball a lot so I would not worry about this too much.
no, he got his chance to shine and show what he is capable of and he's going to get millions of dollars because of it
Definitely he has to worry a little but the writer doesn't know nba basketball.
Here's a excerpt
"In a more conventional offense, the point guard is called upon to beat his man off the dribble in a one-on-one (or isolation) situation and penetrate to the basket for a pass or a shot. This requires foot speed and leaping ability, as well as mercurial ball handling. Nash was lacking in those departments, and Lin may be even more limited in those areas Lin may be a quick study, but you simply canít teach the foot speed of a Chris Paul or the rock-solid handle of a Deron Williams."
Are you kidding me? NBA points go iso 1:1 all the time to start the offense? Every team does pick and roll. We got killed by Parker and Rose when they went pick and roll.
Also I don't even think we were running 100% of Dantoni's PHX system. I remember the PHX teams use to jack up tons of 3rd pointers. TONS. Yes they did use to shoot 6 seconds in to the clock and had the pedal to the metal all the time. These Knicks have none of that. They didn't have the personnel to run like that. It's more of a half court team
Lin has nothing to worry about. He's a good PG, he will get minutes. He may not be the starter or 35 mpg guy anymore but that's not the end of the world.
Sorry to say but Lin never was an All Star. Not yet anyway. I said it during the Linsanity and people were all over my dick for saying he wouldn't play like an all-star all season. Lin still has years to grow and develop into a great NBA PG and I'd rather he did it under a coach who wasn't famed for inflating his PG's.
Lin can be given credit on his own merit now.
Good player do well in any system. Pos garbage player( Carmelo ) does well ONLY in a system that fits his lazy ass. Lin have nothing to worry about. Melo should be very worry. Knicks will continue to lose game and his sorry ass is the next to go.
I think it matters not. He's proven his worth, he's not a superstar but definitely decent enough to play. I can't wait to see how this kid develops!
D'Antoni's system had nothing to do with Linsanity. He had a good run because no one knew his game and he was on a hot streak. Happens in baseball especially with pitchers when they look unhittable the first time you face them and you figure them out as the season progresses.
Now they have a book on Lin and guys have seen him on tape and how he's used in the Knicks system, he was bound to come back to earth when the defenses caught up. I agree with the writer about Lin's speed and athleticism compared to guys like Rose and Wall and he is going to have to compensate for that by becoming a Nash like shooter and FT shooter but he's young enough to improve his shooting. I had my doubts about him, but I think he can have a long career in the NBA but maybe not as a star.
I don't believe the hype. Lin is a below average PG, at best. I wan't more than that. I know you bandwagon fans don't see beyond Linsanity. Basketball people do. Yes he should be worried. Teams cut him for a reason.
Lin is afraid?
IM AFRAID. THE KNICKS SHOULD BE AFRAID.
This guy is a free agent at the end of the year and we could lose him if we don't run the plays he deserves.
The entire team is upset at losing D'Antoni and his style of play. It was winning basketball up until the return of melo. Melo then proceeded to act like a primadonna demanding the ball and shooting bad shots and playing no defence.
........had a triple-double in the only D-League game he played this season..........
I think Lin will demonstrate it was NOT the offensive system that launched him into stardom. He was and is a great player in which stereotype and associated underestimation held him back.
Heck, he has already become one of the best DEFENSIVE players in the league, playing in a "system" that was likely broken for such play. He is EASILY the best defensive guard ever to play for D'Antoni. (If Steve Nash played half the defense Lin has demonstrated, both he and D'Antoni would have acquired championship hardware in Phoenix.)
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