And in fairness Lin didn't look too good in the preseason either. Thats 14-15 games where he's shooting under 35% and averaging like 8 & 6. It's not that small of a sample size anymore.
A few things here...And in fairness Lin didn't look too good in the preseason either. Thats 14-15 games where he's shooting under 35% and averaging like 8 & 6. It's not that small of a sample size anymore.
1. It's preseason and no one gives a ****.
2. You can't average preseason and regular season stats together, because he was playing far fewer minutes.
3. His shooting %s are down, but his assist numbers are up and his turnovers are down. Playing more of a PG role than last season, that's expected.
4. This is a completely different system in New York and the dude didn't even play 40 games there last season, so what did you expect? That he was going to step into a new system and put up 20 and 8?
5. He's shown glimpses in various games, so the talent is obviously there. Once he gets more consistent and his shooting numbers improve, you'll see more games of 16/8 or 17/7, etc.
I don't care if the dude hasn't been shooting lights out with Houston so far. It's way too soon to make any kind of judgments about him. If after 20-30 games, he's still playing like this, we can revisit the issue. But an 8-game sample size is less than 10% of an NBA season.
And if all he does this season is average 14/6 or 12/8, I'd be totally fine with that, given his contract (which was reasonable for a starting PG). He's below that pace right now, but he's only going to get better. Everyone just chill the **** out.
^ hey if you don't want to discuss sports you're in the wrong place.
No one waits for 1/3rd of the season to play out before they discuss anything, that would be pretty boring no?
It's not discussion that bothers me, it's the sheer number of threads on the subject and how far people are taking their ridiculous assumptions. Is he playing great basketball right now? No. Could he be playing better? Yes. But no one is disputing these facts. But there are also a million reasons to doubt that he'll play this bad for the entire rest of the season. So until we have a big enough sample size on the kid, I think it's fair to reserve judgment on him.
Linsanity was fun and is definitely gone. But it is too early to write off Lin, Harden and Rockets. The season just started! Were are still in the first month of games. So just chill out and enjoy some bball
It is fair to reserve judgement. I think its just a lot of us Knicks fans who didn't really want Lin back kind of took a beating all offseason from other Knicks/Lin fans who spent months bashing Melo/Woodson/Felton and all of us for being unintelligent or some of the worse ones claiming racism. Some of us didn't love his game and thought we could do the same or better for less money given the team we have. I think it is a better fit for you guys with a young developing team. These threads I think are an opportunity to talk about it being the right decision to let him go (since we are banned from talking about it on the Knicks forum) - just wanted to let you know where some of this might be coming from. I think he will still be a solid player but I don't personally think he is an all-star caliber player or a star but can certainly be very good.