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Old 03-24-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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why is this thread still going?

lol
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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Novak better start adding a little more to his game because once that shot stops falling he will be out of the league. Kyle korver was a similar player when he first entered the league and now he can dribble and get to the basket, post up, and can run the fast break.

Novak has only shown he can hit jumpers when he is "wide open".
You have to give him (as well as other Knicks bench) time. Before Lin, all these bench get next to no time per game. So what do you expect them to do in that 2 or 3 minutes per game?

I think Knicks will be the top 3 teams in the east in the next 2 season IF they can get their act together.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Yao Ming was a tall and clusmy joke of a NBA player and you know that
That's a grossly unfair assessment if of Yao Ming's capabilities. He was a good offensive player and a decide rebounder. His biggest liability was at his height he didn't have much lateral quickness. Yao's biggest problems was injuries. It seem right when he really started emerging as an NBA player he just couldn't stop getting hurt.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Come on people face it the reason that he got all of the hype is mainly because he is an asian with an ivy league education playing in a league dominated by blacks and whites. For the most part he is an average NBA ball player
Yes the fact that he' the first AMERICAN BORN ASIAN to play in the NBA and he's from an Ivy League school are newsworthy. Face it, by most standards the guy is an outlier. You just don't expect a guy like that to play in the NBA and play well. Is he a superstar? I don't think so but by all accounts he proven himself to be a guy the can provide a ballclub with some spark. In the NBA that counts for something.

You'd get the same type of media hype if a black guy from Compton led the NHL in scoring.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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you are going to push the better fit, the more productive and established player.

since when has ANY team pushed the lesser player just because he had a few good games.

barron davis is the better player, the more established player, and the better fit. lin was a flash in the pan, he will come and go, as evident by the more and more minutes davis is already taking from him. the only reason lin had the starting role is because davis was injured and has been out for a very long time.
Baron Davis's problem is that he can't keep himself healthy enough to play consistent minutes and he is well past his prime. The Baron Davis you are talking about is the Baron Davis of about 5 or 6 years ago.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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They blew all their cap and are still mediocre. Anyone getting excited about the Knicks needs a 2nd lobotomy.

Mark my words.

1) Until the Dolans stop meddling or sell the team, the Knicks will never prosper.
2) Even if the above happens, the Knicks are STILL 10 years away from being a contender.

I love it.
The Knicks probably aren't going to be consistent winners until they get new ownership.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:31 PM
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Nice long article yesterday on Lin, but here is the most important snippet from it:

Weekend Dime -- Jeremy Lin and the undrafted - ESPN


"The future


Let's first dispel the notion that the sudden spike in Lin's minutes and role, after barely playing in the first month-plus of the season, doomed him to this knee injury. As one NBA medical expert reminded us this week, tendinitis and stress fractures are the classic injuries associated with overuse. The greater likelihood is that this injury, in a compacted season full of them, just happened.

Nor will the injury or Lin's mere mortal production after Woodson replaced D'Antoni (averages of 13.3 points and 5.3 assists over a seven-game span) make him any less of a free-agent commodity this summer. A quickie survey Thursday night of nearly a third of the league's 30 teams confirmed what we all suspected: The combination of Lin's talent and marketability, heading into a summer with few top unrestricted free agents and several clubs with cap space, has won him a lot of fans in front offices.

Yet pretty much every team I've asked is convinced that Lin is a lock to be re-signed by the Knicks. Looks like the only way it wouldn't happen is if Steve Nash tells the Knicks he's willing to join them for the mid-level exception, which New York has to save for Lin if it wants to take advantage of the Gilbert Arenas rule that prevents rival teams from offering more than the mid-level exception to restricted free agents with fewer than three seasons of service time.

The Knicks simply don't have the means to sign both Lin and Nash in the offseason. But one source close to the situation told ESPN.com that the Knicks are routinely besieged with offers (lucrative offers, naturally) from potential sponsors that want to be involved with Lin. Package those opportunities with Lin's size, athleticism and untapped potential -- along with an unmistakable fearlessness in the big moment that resonates as much as anything he showed us in those 57 days -- and the widespread pessimism about signing him away from the Knicks is understandable.

"They won't let him leave," said the aforementioned source."
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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why is this thread still going?

lol
as far as I can tell, Jeremy Lin is still alive, and people still want to discuss him. See thread title.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Yet pretty much every team I've asked is convinced that Lin is a lock to be re-signed by the Knicks. Looks like the only way it wouldn't happen is if Steve Nash tells the Knicks he's willing to join them for the mid-level exception, which New York has to save for Lin if it wants to take advantage of the Gilbert Arenas rule that prevents rival teams from offering more than the mid-level exception to restricted free agents with fewer than three seasons of service time.
I would not sign Nash, he is 40. He might not act like 40, but he is still 40.

Lin might not as good as Nash yet, but give him another few years, he will be one of the best point guard in the league. Lin is fearless.

But the most important is Lin is good for business. When Lin played, the arena is filled. It is not just MSG, on road games too. The ads money is coming in. Eyeballs from China and Taiwan are watching his games. That's a lot of money.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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Thank you JL.

I guess you all have to see what I've been saying all along in print in order for you to believe.

Go Jeremy!
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