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Re: J Lin

Postby NFigure » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:33 pm


JLin has signed with the Brooklyn Nets for $12 million per year, over 3 years. :shock: Looks like he's still fighting for that dream of being a starter. Rumors are that the Nets are still pursuing Rajon Rondo, so JLin is not guaranteed the starter job just yet, but we'll see.

Like said before, he'll need to play a bit differently if he wants to avoid injury while handling the increased load of starters' minutes. And Brooklyn just came off a horrible 21-win season. So there's still a lot of questions about how this upcoming season will play out. But hoping the best for him. At least he's back in New York City, lol! :lol: Just not the way he or anybody else had imagined, once upon a time.
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Re: J Lin

Postby Kuya » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:55 pm

Nets will be bad again this year, but may surprise (most picking them to finish last in the league so it's pretty easy to exceed expectations when they're that low lol)

I don't care if they're bad or good this year, I just hope Lin gets all the stats he can

Nets' head coach Kenny Atkinson said during Jeremy Lin's introductory press conference that he's looking for Lin to take on a leadership role, and that he will be the team's "full-time point guard."

Lin is coming into his prime, and has already discussed his willingness to embrace a leadership role for this young Brooklyn team. The last time Lin was a full-time starter was during the 2012-13 season in which he averaged 32.2 minutes a night to go with 13.4 points, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 triples per game on 44.1 percent shooting, which was good enough for mid-round value in standard leagues. Atkinson was also one of the primary coaches who helped develop Lin during his Lin-sanity run with the Knicks back in 2012, so he could be in for a career-year.

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Re: J Lin

Postby NFigure » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:39 pm

Haha yeah, ESPN has now officially predicted that they will only manage 20 wins: tied for worst in the league with Philadelphia:


Unfortunately, even if JLin puts up big stats, he's not going to get a good reputation if they don't translate to wins. White and black NBA players have the luxury of being applauded for empty stat-padding a lot of times, but JLin has to put up stats AND at least have the Nets outperform expectations significantly (like 30+ wins) if he wants to get any respect. :? Unfair and sad, but probably true.
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