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    No More Linsanity?

    McHale was saying that he may start Beverly. Either in tandem with Lin or bring Lin off the bench. I'm assuming the latter since that's a pretty small backcourt.

    Good move? I love Beverly's defense but his playmaking skills are kinda shaky. As broke as Lins jumper is he can create shots....

    Got this off hoopshype btw, maybe someone can post the link I'm on my phone.


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    I never really got the feeling McHale or even the HOU organization really believed in Lin. Maybe Morey does/did...

    Plus he's a horrible fit with Harden who always wants the ball and turns it over a ton...

    I think they kinda wanted to use Lin as a fake star until they got Howard or someone else, but then they fell into Harden quicker than expected.

    And Lin, he probably should have stayed in NY, I mean obviously HOU wasn't a big believer in him, they had just cut him what 6 months prior?

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    Lin is a bad fit next to harden.

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    As a Rockets fan who has watched this situation like a hawk over the past year, starting Beverley is the smart move. And before anyone takes a crap on Lin or thinks that Beverley is necessarily a better player, that couldn't be further from the truth. The problem is that Harden and Lin are just too similar, they're both playmaking, pick and roll specialists who excel at driving to the rim and creating for others. But there's only one basketball and Harden will pretty much always be the one running the offense as long as he's on the floor.

    Meanwhile, Beverley provides two things that make him an ideal fit next to Harden: solid spot shooting from the perimeter and great perimeter defense. He can't create for other like Lin, but the Rockets don't need him to with Harden on the floor. He plays great defense and he fits the role of what the Rockets need like a glove. BUT, Lin is actually a great fit as a 6th man. Not only can he run the offense when Harden's off the floor, but he can come off the bench to provide the occasional, much needed offensive spark. I could see them playing around with that duo, and you'll also small ball lineups with Beverley, Lin and Harden all on the floor. But right now, Beverley is the better fit to start and Lin is a far better 6th man option.


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    Also, I think this thread title is misleading. If Lin comes off the bench, I still expect him to get 25-30 minutes per game. It's not like he's backing up an elite point guard. He'd be a 6th man in an extremely versatile offense that plays a ton of small ball and will find a lot of opportunities to get him on the court.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    I never really got the feeling McHale or even the HOU organization really believed in Lin. Maybe Morey does/did...

    Plus he's a horrible fit with Harden who always wants the ball and turns it over a ton...

    I think they kinda wanted to use Lin as a fake star until they got Howard or someone else, but then they fell into Harden quicker than expected.

    And Lin, he probably should have stayed in NY, I mean obviously HOU wasn't a big believer in him, they had just cut him what 6 months prior?
    If I were Lin, Dantoni would be getting a portion of my check. Playing in that free for all, who cares if you make or miss offense made him look really good. In a more structured situation he gets exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightybosstone View Post
    Also, I think this thread title is misleading. If Lin comes off the bench, I still expect him to get 25-30 minutes per game. It's not like he's backing up an elite point guard. He'd be a 6th man in an extremely versatile offense that plays a ton of small ball and will find a lot of opportunities to get him on the court.

    Nobody said he wouldn't get burn, just not start. No offense but I've noticed your kindof sensitive when it comes to Lin...

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    Lin needs the ball in his hands to be most effective, so having him lead the 2nd unit may be a wiser strategy. He can offer some instant scoring to a unit that might otherwise suffer in that department if Beverly is running it.

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    Before the Draft I thought the Bucks and Orlando would be perfect places for Lin to show some of his NY form . Not so much the bucks now but maybe still the Magic .
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    I don't care if my career dies in Houston let alone "Linsanity". I would have taken the $15m guaranteed all day everyday. I'm very happy for Lin because he was a nobody, and he turned himself into a somebody breaking many barriers in his way and giving hope to millions of asian americans everywhere.

    My favorite game was when he carved the Lakers two 7 footers in Gasol/Bynum for 38 points as the Knicks won 92-85 on 02-10-2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icTkbn9Sprs

    J.lin would be scoring it all over the place, the reason he was good was because Carmelo and Stoudemire were out. Injury. That's why they depended on Lin. Now that Rockets have Dwight and Harden, Lin is more of a pass first guy. He doesn't get chances. Also when the Lakers fired Mike D'antoni and hired Mike Woodson Mike Woodson wasn't as big of a beleiver in Lin as Mike D'antoni.

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    Yea we will only see the Lin of old if he's the lead guard in the backcourt . That's why I felt the Bucks would have been perfect for him , he's better than Knight and all they needed to do was sign a SG who moved well without the ball and defend .

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    Quote Originally Posted by xabial View Post
    I don't care if my career dies in Houston let alone "Linsanity". I would have taken the $15m guaranteed all day everyday. I'm very happy for Lin because he was a nobody, and he turned himself into a somebody breaking many barriers in his way and giving hope to millions of asian americans everywhere.

    My favorite game was when he carved the Lakers two 7 footers in Gasol/Bynum for 38 points as the Knicks won 92-85 on 02-10-2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icTkbn9Sprs

    J.lin would be scoring it all over the place, the reason he was good was because Carmelo and Stoudemire were out. Injury. That's why they depended on Lin. Now that Rockets have Dwight and Harden, Lin is more of a pass first guy. He doesn't get chances. Also when the Lakers fired Mike D'antoni and hired Mike Woodson Mike Woodson wasn't as big of a beleiver in Lin as Mike D'antoni.
    D'antoni didnt believe in Lin either, it took a plethora of injuries for him to get any burn. And btw wrong team


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    They are both gonna play 30 minutes a game so it doesn't really matter

    I think Bev starts he fits the starting lineup better.

    Lin coming off the bench allows him to play with the ball in his hands more, I think he will thrive in that role.

    That being said, the crunch time lineup will have both of them in together, Bev running the point and gaurding the 2s, with Lin playing off of hi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Starks View Post
    If I were Lin, Dantoni would be getting a portion of my check. Playing in that free for all, who cares if you make or miss offense made him look really good. In a more structured situation he gets exposed.
    But he averaged the exact same stats during the Linsanity run as he did last year with Houston...D'antoni didn't do anything except let him play. Lin is a servicable point guard, not a star, but not terrible. People either need to A) get off his dick or B) stop treating him like a scrub cause he isn't one.


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    I would like him back on the Knicks.

    His debut game was still the best game I've ever been to.
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