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    R.I.P. Linsanity Feb. 2012 - Nov. 2012

    I've been watching and playing basketball for a long time. Linsanity ranks as one of the most enjoyable stretches as a fan of the game, ever.

    I was hyped up for this season; Lin had a chance to prove himself in a new town, for a new team. And now, those hopes are all but shattered.

    Lin is playing in a "system" which works against him and therefore works to the disadvantage of the rockets. Lin is most effective with a high usage rate, initiating the offense. Instead, he's been assigned a passive role, doing nothing but shooting an occasional spot up jumper.

    Meanwhile, harden is struggling with his predictable iso-ball/1 on 1 mandate. He's shooting 43% from the field and has more TO's than assists.

    The glorious run during Linsanity, and the promise of being one half of the flashiest, and best backcourt in the league, will soon become nothing more than a distant memory as Lin fades into mediocrity and obscurity.

    RIP Linsanity, and thanks for the memories.

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    It's still so early. I think you're being a tad hard on him.

    sidenote anyone see that article in GQ about him aha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbs View Post
    It's still so early. I think you're being a tad hard on him.

    sidenote anyone see that article in GQ about him aha?
    No one reads GQ but you.

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    well my condolences to his family and friends ray: lol in all joking aside its still early

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    He barely knows where he is. Give the kid a break to figure out his environs. His game will follow.
    "Why can't we tell the world that [as the Raiders' coach] you refused to play games in the segregated South, holding out to the point where they were canceled?' And he would stop me dead in my tracks and say, 'Hey, kid -- I didn't do it for publicity. I did it because it was right.' "

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    Kashmir won't like this thread

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    its still early, but if linsanity really is dead then good riddence...never liked him never will

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNICKS R BACK View Post
    its still early, but if linsanity really is dead then good riddence...never liked him never will
    you didn't like him when he got the knicks to go crazy for that period of time?

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    Another product of the D'Antoni system.

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    He's definitely putting up starter numbers right now in a system that doesn't favor him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRealist View Post
    He's definitely putting up starter numbers right now in a system that doesn't favor him.
    If 10 & 6 and 35% shooting are "starter numbers" for a team, that team is in deep trouble.

    Dragic putting up 16 & 7 on 47% - HOU let him go why? Even if they really wanted Lin, they could have used Lin off the bench as a combo guard. its not like Dragic was asking for alot more money than Lin. Dragic makes $7.5m this year, Lin - $8.3m

    Lowry - 18, 6 & 6 on 55% and making less than $6m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    If 10 & 6 and 35% shooting are "starter numbers" for a team, that team is in deep trouble.

    Dragic putting up 16 & 7 on 47% - HOU let him go why? Even if they really wanted Lin, they could have used Lin off the bench as a combo guard. its not like Dragic was asking for alot more money than Lin. Dragic makes $7.5m this year, Lin - $8.3m

    Lowry - 18, 6 & 6 on 55% and making less than $6m.
    I'm just glad some other team was foolish enough to open up their wallets and throw money at him, Houston really saved the Knicks from another bad contract. We already got Amare's contract, they didn't need another one.

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    Lin is still recovering from a knee surgery. He is 2-4 months away from 100%.

    Even so he is still putting up 12/6 with 2.4 steals per game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander_37 View Post
    Lin is still recovering from a knee surgery. He is 2-4 months away from 100%.

    Even so he is still putting up 12/6 with 2.4 steals per game.
    It's might take him his whole career to heal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giants #1 Fan View Post
    It's might take him his whole career to heal
    Not sure if that is a shot saying he will never be a star or that his knee may never actually recover. But that is true, much rarer now days with medical advances but he could never full recover but he would likely get to at least 90-95%.

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