The non-clickbait version.After a disappointing one-year stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, free agent-to-be Jeremy Lin will enter the 2015 offseason seeking a new contract and a backup role on an NBA roster. In the past season, Lin averaged 11.2 points and 4.6 assists on 42.4 percent shooting from the floor. Although these numbers are on par with his career averages, Lin’s days as a starter may have come to an end.
Since coming to Los Angeles, Lin has faced criticism from several teammates, including Kobe Bryant, and the head coach, Byron Scott. After just 19 games, Lin was demoted to the bench. Now, Lin will have to find a team where he has the best opportunity to make his way back to the top.
According to International Business Times, Brooklyn is a potential destination for Jeremy Lin.
“Several teams will be in need of point guards this summer, especially those unwilling to pay their own unrestricted free agents. There’s the Detroit Pistons who face a difficult situation with Brandon Jennings, the Denver Nuggets who could lose Jameer Nelson as Ty Lawson’s backup if he opts-out, the Charlotte Hornets could let Mo Williams walk, and the Brooklyn Nets might watch Deron Williams exercise his opt-out clause.”
With the lack of consistency in the point guard rotation between Jarrett Jack and Deron Williams, Jeremy Lin may be the answer at the point guard position for additional depth and consistency in Brooklyn.
Well, I think you have to frame what you mean by "prove himself". The only people still stuck on the "Linsanity" stuff are the people who get some weird kick out of continually arguing that a guy who clearly isn't a franchise player...isn't a franchise player. Lin basically did the same thing in LA on an outright tanking team that he did in Houston on a playoff squad - his "per 36s" look almost identical over the past three seasons. At this point we know what you're getting from Lin every night - scoring in the low to mid teens, reasonable enough ball handling and passing, and enough off-the-ball shooting that he doesn't have to have the ball in his hands.bull - he had every opportunity to prove himself and that's exactly what he did - he's a back up
Clarkson led the team in minutes played after the all-star break. If you want to blame someone for Clarkson not getting a ton of burn at the start of the season then blame Kobe - with him shooting 20 times a night the Lakers had to surrounding him with better outside shooters than Clarkson. I'm fairly certain that it's not good for the confidence of a rookie who shoots 30% from outside to spend his first two months in the league getting cursed out by Kobe on a nightly basis because the team is losing and Clarkson's the guy out there with him.right, he's a back up (not borderline as eda put it but) if he's your starter you probably need to think about letting your second round draft get some PT so he can make the all rookie team
not blaming anyone (except for maybe Byron) - what I'm saying is that Lin got more than enough time to prove himself to be exactly what he is and by the time that happened the tank was on and they were better off giving the PT to JC and having Lin sit which is what happenedClarkson led the team in minutes played after the all-star break. If you want to blame someone for Clarkson not getting a ton of burn at the start of the season then blame Kobe - with him shooting 20 times a night the Lakers had to surrounding him with better outside shooters than Clarkson. I'm fairly certain that it's not good for the confidence of a rookie who shoots 30% from outside to spend his first two months in the league getting cursed out by Kobe on a nightly basis because the team is losing and Clarkson's the guy out there with him.
No shit he's a backup, but that doesn't mean he wasn't getting a raw deal. Scott seemed to take umbrage with him as even an NBA player. He would score efficiently and productively and Scott would become even more disruptive with his minutes. You can't explain Ronnie Price over Lin in almost all those situations.bull - he had every opportunity to prove himself and that's exactly what he did - he's a back up
Again, nobody is refuting that he is not an effective starter. But he was benched against San Antonio when he was statistically playing the best on the team. He was held out of the 4th quarter and OT against Minny when he had 19 points and 5 assists (gotta lose for those ping pong balls). He got a raw deal because that team was a fucking disaster that had run off the rails.sure I can - toughness and defense - Lin was ineffective as a starter when they were still trying to win - by January (you posting tweets from some dude don't really impress me btw) the matter was settled - he did well off the bench which is where he belongs - the only raw deal he get was being pressed to do more than he could