Jeremy Lin, is still a pretty good PG, and above the middle tier PG ranks, imo. Since James Harden has joined the team and has become the co-point. He doesn't need to force the issue anymore. He doesn't have the mentality to force the game, when he has legit stars on his team playing at the same time. I do believe at times he will though put the game on himself when James Harden has a off night from time to time. His game is tailored made for him to have the ball in his hands. However, becoming more of a role player on a up and coming team with a great chance of being really great isn't a bad deal.
Its funny how popular and overhyped Asians are in the NBA, yet Greek prospects always get overlooked.
You tryin to argue your point because he's Asian? Racist
Yao and Lin, are the only two that actually became house hold names. Yao being the 1# pick, a giant amongst even NBA players with game is understandable. Lin tearing up the league in his first season becoming a starter for the "Knicks" is understandable. He is a undrafted player, that also broke the record for most points scored in first 5 starts, I believe ?
I like Lin and think he can develop into a good starter. He has to improve his ability to handle ball pressure and to tighten his handle in tight spaces, but when he gets a head of stem going towards the rim, he can be dangerous. People are just going to have to patient with him. Last year was his first full season as a rotation player in the NBA and he was decent, though not good. It will be interesting to see how Lin develops, because he has a chance to be a pretty great pick-and-roll player if he improves his handle and ability to deal with traps.
I think lack of outside shot hurts him a lot, especially considering how the Rockets play. Also he's a very vulnerable defender, so right now he doesn't look that great. As defenses got to know him better some of his weaknesses were exposed and the fact that the best player on his team, Harden, likes to play with the ball in his hand a lot, forcing him to play more off the ball, made them even more evident. And I don't see him being the kind of point guard you want to play with Dwight Howard, but to be honest I think the same could be said for almost any player in their roster, so that's another story.
I still remember Sun Yue. He managed to make his name in my house...and I really don't know why.
Lin just needs to relax and refocus. There will be pressure this year for the Rockets to be successful team, but it will be more on Dwight and Harden. Lin needs to play his game and not worry about being a savior or a hero, just play. If he plays his game I don't see why he wont have a good year.
Jeremy Lin, is still a pretty good PG, and above the middle tier PG ranks, imo.
Personally I disagree with that. I think he is the second worst starting PG in the West, I'll put him ahead of Trey Burke for now but Burke obviously has the potential to be better. Personally these PGs are all better (this is not my PG rankings, just a list of guys I think who are better)
So out of 30 starting PGs in the league, I would rank Lin 23rd, I could see him moving up a few spots depending on your opinion of a few of those guys but he still doesn't break into the top 15. I certainly would not say he is "above the middle tier PG ranks" in my books.
You put Nelson above him?
And how is Rubio not on this list...
Rubio was supposed to be that's why I said Lin was the second worst starter in the West after Burke. Just forgot him in my list.
Yeah I put Nelson above him. Nelson is a very good shooter and a better decision maker. But like I said I could see Lin a couple spots higher depending on people's opinions of a few other PGs, that being said he still wouldn't be above the middle tier.
Got too emotional over Rubio not being there. Nelson is a solid point gaurd....but in my mind he is no better than someone like Luke Ridnour. Who is also solid, but there isn't anything special there. Maybe for arguement sake its good to note that Nelson has had some injuries derail him a bit.
But like you said, its opinions, and overall I like what you said.
It's all good. I guess I just think so many PGs in the league are better than Lin that I forgot 1 or 2, lol.
Truthfully I'm just not a big fan of Lin's game. He is at best an average passer and facilitator, a subpar defender, a turnover machine, and an average shooter with limited range. The only thing I think he does particularly well is attack the basket.
I'm not a hater by any means, he seems like a great guy and I'm glad he got a chance to show what he could do in New York. I certainly think he deserves to be in the NBA, and I could see him starting at PG for a contender (even Mario Chalmers and Derek Fisher won multiple titles as starters) although I personally believe his best role is off the bench.
I think that may be a stretch because there are a decent amount of backup point guards that are better than Lin. Personally even though Lin plays pg, he has always seemed like more of a shooting guard to me. He just happens to not be the typical super athletic undersized sg that handles the ball off the bench that we are used to seeing. I think Lin is an ok player. He had a down year last year, but it isn't as bad as some people are acting like. All he needs to worry about is playing his role.Find ways to get open without the ball, hit your open shots and take care of the ball when you have to handle it.
I would actually put Jeremy Lin and Dwight Howard into a TON of pick and rolls. Lin is better with the ball in his hands. Lin Ball worked in New York when he had Tyson Chandler. Run this a lot, utilize Lin's slashing and driving skills, and get Dwight Howard going early. If this doesn't work or if the other team stops it then give Harden the ball to let him work the offense.
The Rockets could do the Lin to Dwight pick and roll and then put Harden in motion off the ball. So make it a pick and roll, pick and pop, or a pick and pass with Dwight setting the screen, Harden going into motion, and Lin hitting Harden with the pass (then use Dwight Howard to crash the offensive glass). As an added bonus, you would have Parsons or another Rocket player on the weak side spotting up for a corner 3.
If the Rockets can maximize the talents of these three guys and find a system that works then I think the Rockets can go to the Finals. If not, the Rockets will struggle.
Their Big Three is Harden, Howard, and Jeremy Lin. Parsons is an ideal fourth guy. Asik (backup center or part of a Twin Towers lineup), Beverley, Motie, and Terrence Jones complete the rotation. The Rockets have a few guys at power forward (including Greg Smith) but I am not sure who will start. They should just go with whoever fits in with the other starters. They might want to think about starting either Motie (for shooting) or Greg Smith (for size) at power forward and then bring Terrence Jones as a stretch four in a possible 6th man role. Francisco Garcia is a good utility guy with some range. Isaiah Canaan is a rookie but he has potential as a spark plug, instant offense guy off the bench. Pick and rolls/pick and pops with Beverley and Terrence Jones might be the best offensive option for the second unit.