"Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost, No birth, identity, form--no object of the world. Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing; Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain. Ample are time and space--ample the fields of Nature. The body, sluggish, aged, cold--the embers left from earlier fires, The light in the eye grown dim, shall duly flame again; The sun now low in the west rises for mornings and for noons continual; To frozen clods ever the spring's invisible law returns, With grass and flowers and summer fruits and corn."
condolences to the Stoudemire family
Amare Stoudemire's brother was killed in car crash this morning. Amare heading to Florida and out tonight.
Lin’s ability to run the pick-and-roll and break down defenses with dribble penetration are traits that D’Antoni likes and the team needs. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-knicks-adopt-a-jeremy-lin-article-1.1017523#ixzz1lbWzpIZT
How many years did it take to realize this is what Amare needs?
UH OH... Let me State that I am not for this.. but with our FO you must be aware of this News! http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/218790/Report_Suns_Would_Accommodate_Nash_Trade_Request
I know that Jeremy Lin is not Derrick Rose, CP3 or Rajon Rondo. He needs to improve his outside shot and ultimately develop a 3 ball range. This was only one game and Lin was relatively rested when players on both teams were exhausted from an intense schedule. Nevetheless, Jeremy Lin is at the moment the best Knick point guard available. Lin's ability to penetrate and set up the front line players for potential dunks or open shots is better than all the other Knick players who have pretended to play point guard this season. Lin would have even had one or two more assists if Jeffries could make a layup or hit a 7-8 ft. jumper. Most significantly, the Harvard guy committed only one turnover in a fast paced game with many helter-skelter moments.
Lin strikes me as having an overall feel for the game--knowing where players should be on the floor and how to work against and break down what the opposing defense presents. I watched him lead and direct his own players where to move and space themselves on the floor. And the players listened without question. Melo's bow to Lin after he made several assists off penetration andt a driving layup upon being fouled told me what I need I know: his teammates recognize a point guard that can orchestrate the offense and make others better. LGK
Tman and Lives, you know this Guy?
C'mon, give the Kid his d-u-e, not d-u-d.Best Knick game I've watched in a long time.It was like rooting for your own kid.You youngsters will hopefully find out what that means one day.Kid has talent and will, no doubt, help.Plays D, so I love him just for that, and he's smart, Nash embryo smart.Doesn't want to dominate the ball, a true point guards mentality, he just wants to win.I see him getting better.He can't carry a team every night, too slight but that's fine.He's there to get the ball to the big guys.Give him a chance, he's earned it.NY is better with him even if he needs to muscle up a little.PGs usually take 3 yrs so he's ahead of the curve.Time will tell, but I'm convinced.The Kid can play.Go Gmen
Felton was Feltoff last night vs. Denver before he sprained his ankle in the third.
Please.. no Wish List for him!
Clips trying to Kock Block Knicks!
Melo returns to lead Syracuse past St. John’s!
Lin is going to come back to earth. He proved he belongs on an NBA roster, but teams are going to start watching tape on him and we're going to come across better teams with better defense. Even if last night was a total fluke, he could still be the best option we have at PG.
@Peaceman Let's hope they didn't showcase Lin just to move him + other assets to Phoenix for Nash so that D'Antoni could take a walk down memory land and reminisce about what used to be.
@Post_up_Prince The below part was really well put, Prince. I co-sgin 100%:
"I watched him lead and direct his own players where to move and space themselves on the floor. And the players listened without question. Melo's bow to Lin after he made several assists off penetration andt a driving layup upon being fouled told me what I need I know: his teammates recognize a point guard that can orchestrate the offense and make others better. LGK"
@Peaceman Yeah, that's an old article. Back then I had the pleasure of meeting KH in person as he supported one of my New York art showings. Very nice and smart dude.
Man we need to get this Fanatic gathering together.
@Peaceman Sure, Kevin goes back to KnickNation, the original Daily News Knick's blog with Isola.Great guy, very knowledgeable about the game and the Knicks.
@Tman Very well said, T'Man:
"It was like rooting for your own kid.You youngsters will hopefully find out what that means one day.Kid has talent and will, no doubt, help.Plays D, so I love him just for that, and he's smart, Nash embryo smart.Doesn't want to dominate the ball, a true point guards mentality, he just wants to win."
@Tman Love it, love it, love it. You are so on target. Co-signed. I just haven't enjoyed a Knick game like that in a long time. It takes time to be a good point. He is a little too skinny, but heck, so is Brandon Jennings. This kid is a gymrat which means he wants to get better and he will practice, practice, practice. Love the intangibles like his tenacity. He hasn't given up on himself despite the cuts; he doesn't give up on the play, despite his mistakes; and he didn't give up on the game despite missing those jumpers and tres early on. An he plays D. I will root for him and be glad to watch him until something better comes along or he flops totally, which I don't think will happen.
@Peaceman Dragic is still on my wish list. If J.R. Smith is just teasing, I say use the room exception on Jeremy Lin. Keep him with the club to see what he can become. He's been low risk and has rewarded thus far.
@Peaceman I like Felton.He is a warrior, but note he was traded off because Lawson was better.Lawson opened my eyes the other day.Blazing speed, good decision maker and can score.If Felton could raise his mental game and run the P&R better he can come back.He's a good pg, just not an elite one.I like a lot about him, but he would do himself a favor to study some Nash tapes.I know he doesn't want to hear that, but that's what's missing from his game.They kept Andre Miller above him too.What's interesting about the Denver speedball attack is they play two points together.It works because both guys get the ball to open shooters, ergo Gallo's big year.But Nene and co. still don't match up with LA's Gigantors in playoff style matchups.Still this is a weird year and if 7 seconds or less Denver style is going to be successful ala Dallas' breakthru, this is the year.Karl has done a fantastic job of blending two good teams, starters and subs.They are fun to watch.Mosgov and Gallo are the two pieces we lost for Melo.Both are doing very well.Mosgov is turning into a significant piece.If D"Moron had listened to Walsh he'd still be here sharing time with Tyson or even better giving us some cap space to make a future, Mr. Big Shot playing great, but for how long? legit pg move instead of praying for JLin's premature break out.
@Peaceman Do the Clippers have any money?
@Peaceman Lin never left earth. Did u hear hid post game comments... All about team. I've been saying since we got him that he can run the offense and the PnR. His few highlights on YouTube was enough for me to know he would be way more suitable then TD and finally the kid got his chance wit the starters.. If u thunk this is fluke, u must not have seen how he took John Wall to school....
@Peaceman Their interior defence was pretty disgusting but remember he was going head-to-head against Deron Williams and he did it in all three major categories.
For this season, he'll just back-up Baron Davis (if he ever comes back) but maybe he's the point guard of the future?
@Peaceman Wow. Who stole Peaceman's body? But we still could use J.R. Smith and I doubt Lin can do this, with his bod and experience, for 44 NBA games. That is a lot to ask and we know how D'Antoni likes to run stuff into the ground.
@Lives I just saw Kevin on "Unsung", The story of Freddie Jackson!
@Tman Moz is out for the year!
@Lives Enough to cover a contract that will be only for 11/2 months. Sure!
@JoJigga First of all, I am a Knick Fan, so being wrong
is a big plus. However, was Lin doing what he did last night in Knick practices? If so ..what does that say? What does that say about the teams that cut him? What does that say for his current teammates if they knew he was this good and were silent? When Lin does this nightly for 10 straight games, I will sing his praises to the heavens. Until then I will be very reserved. Using A-dud's terminology.. I hope he's not a one trick Pony!
A TEAM REBOUND is awarded when no individual secures the rebound of a missed shot. The statistic has little meaning -- its existence is primarily to ensure that the total number of rebounds equals the total number of missed shots, despite the fact that some shots don't have what one would normally consider a rebound.
The offensive team gets a team rebound when one of its players misses a shot at the buzzer.The defense gets a team rebound when a missed shot goes out of bounds without touching a player, and when the last free throw attempt in a sequence misses the rim.Either team can get credit for a team rebound when a missed shot goes out of bounds off a member of the other team.
@Peaceman By the time D'Antoni is done Lin could be a nub of a man.
@Tman A Grade 2 sprain in his ankle (deltoid ligament) and a Grade 1 MCL sprain of the knee. Some are saying he'll return this year but thats not medically viable for his career!
@Peaceman what happened?
@Lives Knicks promise to be aggressive in securing JR Smith,
@Peaceman But we have $2.5 million, right? (I haven't read the article, I gotta go, so I'm relying on you).
@Lives@JoJigga@Peaceman On point as usual, Lives. Pre judging this guy on the basis of his ethnicity would be repeating the same mistake of pre judging Jennings based on his personal issues and travails in Europe. Watch the game and ask yourself if he plays his position well, consistently and optimally.
@JoJigga@Peaceman Well said, the Team is trying to stay toegether despite efforts to undermine their unity. Questioning the coach which we all do, even me, is not for that team to be doing. They need to stick together. Lin's making and made his case. He'll keep getting PT so long as he is productive and can contribute to the aspects of D'Antoni's offense that are needed. Which he does by the way.
@JoJigga@Peaceman Peace knows full well that D'Antoni takes forever to acknowledge good play in practice. He coaches by gut not sight. Furthermore, Lin's cuts have a political bent to them too. Both times he was cut so that the teams could sign big men and because they already had others under contract. Furthermore, Lin has had to overcome the racialism of those who automatically think an Asian guy can't ball like a black, hispanic or white guy. He came through the system with no connects. Although he was Mr. Basketball in California he did not get recruited by a single Division 1 school. Is that his fault or the fault of those who automatically thing chinese food, cooking rice, ping pong or that an Asian can't have a handle.
Look at this boy play. He is a fucking gym rat. Did you notice that the reverse he did in the game was the same one he hit at Harvard. Didn't you also notice that he hustles constantly and that he is a ball hawk. Folks should stop looking at the shape of his eyes and check out the contours of his game. Ball don't lie -- he's got balls and can play as well.
@Peaceman @JoJigga I know ur a knick fan...lol I'm just saying this is no fluke. The kid can ball. He was with the Warriors and def wasn't going to get real playing time with Ellis n Curry there but actually the Warriors were trying to sign him back but Knicks got him first... I follow Tyson Chandler on twitter and he mentioned Yesterday that Lin breaksdown the defense with penetration in practice, but just never had the playing time with the starters... I would doubt any of the players would have spoke up in the media about Lin's playing time because D'antoni's hot seat is already a topic for weeks and players r saying they support MDA... Go Knicks/Go Giants
@Peaceman Wow. Thanks Peace.
@Lives@Peaceman Point well made Lives, shoot the high percentage ones in the paint. Three ball is not his game. Personally, his mid range should take priority development over the three ball. But both will need work. I don't expect lin to average 25pts a game, I'd be happy w/ an area of between 9-13pts, 6-8 assists, 3-4 rebounds, 1-2 steals a game. He shouldn't be run into the ground. I think he should come off the bench for a little bit longer to keep building his confidence against the oppositions 2nd units. Though he should also get plenty of PT with the startes b/c he is the teams best true pointguard at this time. When/if Baron can return and be productive. Lin is the first point guard off the bench and could play w/ Davis to increase the smarts on the court.
Let's go Knicks!
@Peaceman Laugh a little because D'Antoni made mention that he thinks Lin who hit over 50% of his shots, should not shoot 19 shots every game. Still political D'Antoni worried about Stat and Meo being unhappy about not getting their shots. Funny, funny, funny. JLin could do without those 4 missed tres but how in the hell do you tell someone not to shoot so many lay-ups. LOL.