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Malorkayel
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:07 pm Reply with quote
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by Jeff Caplan.

No punches pulled in this article. I can't say I agree with the style on how he down plays Lin's numbers. He think Lillard is worthy of All-Star.

Edit: oh, Caplan is a writer for Dallas Mavericks. figures...that NBA hangtime blog sucks anus.

http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/01/17/jeremy-lin-havent-played-like-an-all-star/

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DALLAS — Jeremy Lin didn’t hesitate with an honest answer when asked if he feels like an All-Star.

“Uh, no,” he said softly after another choppy performance Wednesday night as the Houston Rockets lost for a fifth consecutive time, unable to claw all the way back from 15 points down despite several chances late to go ahead.

Lin nearly redeemed a poorly played game with a 14-point fourth quarter, but he missed one of his two free throw attempts on two critical trips to the free-throw line in the final two minutes. A badly executed pass in the paint with Houston down three with 14.9 seconds to go for his fourth turnover essentially sealed a 105-100 victory for the suddenly surging Dallas Mavericks, who have won four in a row.

“If I could hit a free throw,” said Lin, who was 6-for-10 from the stripe, “it’d be nice.”

It’s been that kind of season for Lin with the Rockets, who also happen to be the host for the Feb. 17 All-Star Game at Toyota Center. While it’s James Harden – unable to salvage his own brutal shooting night with an aggressive fourth quarter that ended with two failed drives to the rim — who can make a strong case for consideration to be an All-Star starter (although he doesn’t have the fan votes), it is Lin who is being afforded the possibility.

If enough Linsanity fans on at least two continents stuffed the All-Star ballot boxes in the final weeks of fan voting that ended on Monday night, the ex-New York Knicks player and the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent could be an All-Star starter for the West while bumping MVP candidate Chris Paul to the bench.

Starters for both conferences will be announced Thursday night (7 p.m. ET, TNT). At last count two weeks ago, Lin was in third place among West guards, well behind Kobe Bryant, but only about 46,000 votes behind the Clippers‘ sensational Paul. CP3 is averaging 16.8 points and ranks second in the league in assists and first in steals, while pacing his team to a 30-9 record.

“That’s the furthest thing from my mind, to be honest, being on a five-game losing streak,” Lin said after finishing with 19 points and four assists, numbers that blurred a five-point night on 2-for-9 shooting through three quarters. “I don’t even care right now, I’m just trying to get a win.”

The Rockets dropped to 21-19 after racing to a season-best seven games over .500 on January 8. They have a deficient defense, but a team-oriented, jet-pack offense that has challenged West-leading Oklahoma City all season as the league’s top-scoring outfit.

Lately, the offense has sputtered and Lin, averaging 12.3 ppg and 6.3 apg this season — and shooting an abysmal 27.6 percent from beyond the arc — hasn’t matched any of those numbers during the skid.

If Lin sneaks past Paul as a starter, the West coaches who pick the seven reserves will have CP3 at the top of their lists. But a deserving guard among a slew of them producing at an All-Star caliber — from Harden to Russell Westbrook to Tony Parker to Jamal Crawford to Stephen Curry to even rookie Damian Lillard – will unfairly be left off the 12-man roster.

Such is the risk of a fan vote, and especially one that draws from an international fan base.

“I would say I’m doing OK,” Lin said. “But I know I’m capable of more, I know I’m better than what I’ve shown throughout the first half of the season.”

Hardly the tone of an All-Star.

Which is why Lin never hesitated with an honest answer to the question.
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Malorkayel
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:17 pm Reply with quote
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Now I'm back to thinking Rockets should trade Lin. Not that it's going to happen though because Alexander is tapping into that China/Houston business money.

It's on the news that Houston is the 5th biggest USA city trade partner with China.
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PhilNYC
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:50 am Reply with quote
Joined: 16 Aug 2004 Posts: 2745 Location: NJ/NY Metro Area
Malorkayel wrote:
Now I'm back to thinking Rockets should trade Lin. Not that it's going to happen though because Alexander is tapping into that China/Houston business money.

It's on the news that Houston is the 5th biggest USA city trade partner with China.


You guys are way too impatient....
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directshoot
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:01 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Aug 2011 Posts: 833
Why isn't Jeremy Lin in the list of allstar game?
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pryuen
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:09 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Feb 2003 Posts: 48888 Location: Hong Kong/China
directshoot wrote:
Why isn't Jeremy Lin in the list of allstar game?


Geeeeeeeeeez, we all know you dislike Jeremy Lin.

You knew the answer ALREADY, but you still asked that STUPID question !!! 明知故问 !!! Twisted Evil Mad Evil or Very Mad

So you're trying to play DUMB, INNOCENT OR NAIVE???
Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Jeremy was ranked 3rd in the guards' category in the final fans' balloting behind the hugely popular Kobe Bryant, and Chris Paul who is having a stellar season with the LA Clippers.

As only the 2 top players in the guards' category who got the most votes from fans will become starters, Jeremy was not voted in as the starting All Stars.

And when the respective head coach of the Western and Eastern Conference picked their reserve All Stars, Jeremy was out too.

http://www.yaomingmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=428967#428967

Instead your favorite player, DirectShoot MVP award recipient James Harden was amongst the reserve All Stars of the Western Conference.


SO, HAPPY ??? SATISFIED ??? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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natedogg22
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:43 am Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Mar 2003 Posts: 1887
... .while Lin hasnt been playing like an Allstar. I ve been seeing him on TV last nite in a Volvo commercial. Guess hes still getting paid!! lol
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directshoot
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 am Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Aug 2011 Posts: 833
So scoring is still heavily weighed for rating a player. This is the DAMN reality!!



pryuen wrote:
directshoot wrote:
Why isn't Jeremy Lin in the list of allstar game?


Geeeeeeeeeez, we all know you dislike Jeremy Lin.

You knew the answer ALREADY, but you still asked that STUPID question !!! 明知故问 !!! Twisted Evil Mad Evil or Very Mad

So you're trying to play DUMB, INNOCENT OR NAIVE???
Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Jeremy was ranked 3rd in the guards' category in the final fans' balloting behind the hugely popular Kobe Bryant, and Chris Paul who is having a stellar season with the LA Clippers.

As only the 2 top players in the guards' category who got the most votes from fans will become starters, Jeremy was not voted in as the starting All Stars.

And when the respective head coach of the Western and Eastern Conference picked their reserve All Stars, Jeremy was out too.

http://www.yaomingmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=428967#428967

Instead your favorite player, DirectShoot MVP award recipient James Harden was amongst the reserve All Stars of the Western Conference.


SO, HAPPY ??? SATISFIED ??? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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directshoot
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:12 am Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Aug 2011 Posts: 833
Forget about the PG theory. Lin has been fooled.
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