- 08/10/2012, 05:08AM ET
PCH said 08/10, 05:08 AM
REAL TITLE: Does Jeremy Lin average over 19 ppg?
I say [b]YES[/b[, bring it!
Sabih said 08/10, 08:22 PM
Alright PCH, I dont think Lin goes over 19 PPG.
Last year, as a starter. Lin averaged 18.2 PPG. If he is able to maintain that level of play that he had last year in the 25 games he started, it is still a great year.
He only had one 30 point game during Linsanity (vs LAL, 38 points). He had enormous problems with turnovers 4.68 as a starter.
He scored a lot of points but he was very reckless with the ball. I expect him to tone his play down which will limit turnovers and usually results in slower pace, less shots and subsequently fewer points.
Keep in mind, he is coming off an injury, teams have had a chance to scout him and figure him out. He will no longer be an unknown commodity.
Coaches will be more focused on preventing him from taking over the game like he did on occasion last year.
PCH said 08/11, 12:48 AM
At the same time, Jeremy Lin will be wide open in Houston offensively, they just paid the guy 25 mill for 3 years!
Also, Jeremy Lin is more of an offensive threat then a facilitator. Turnovers will come with him, but he'll probably have the ball more than he did with amare n Camelo in the lineup. Lol
Lin proved something to me in that game last year with the lakers. Even if his great games were for a short stint, they were still really relevant. For a player to do what he did, wasn't just **** luck.
Lin will be fine in Houston, the team will more than likely suck, but I can see him averaging 20 on the dot, I've seen crazier things. Lin has a chip on his shoulder, he got paid big bucks from the team that cut him, and also he's a scoring point guard, that's the bottom line
Sabih said 08/11, 04:46 PM
Lin was at his best last year when he had Mike D'Antoni as his coach. The fast paced, high scoring and point guard centered offense system D'Antoni leads to point guards putting up FAR superior numbers than they would in any other system.
The style helped make Steve Nash showcase his offensive abilities and bring home 2 MVPs.
Look at Raymond Felton in 2010-2011 - 17.1 PPG, 9 APG. A career year for the PG who had never cracked 15 PPG or over 7.4 PPG in his career before or since.
Chris Duhon averaged 11 PPG and 7 APG as a starter in 08-09 for D'Antoni. He has never averaged more than 9 PPG in a season and averaged more 5 APG playing for another coach.
Even if he is, 19 PPG is a big number for any PG.
Stephen Curry has never made it over 19 PPG in his career. Tony Parker has done it only once.
Nash has never broken the 19 PPG figure, while he is not a scoring PG, he was a better scorer than Lin.
Only PG who have done it on a regular basis are Rose, Westbrook, CP3 and Derron Williams. And Lin is not at that level in my opinion
PCH said 08/12, 06:40 PM
WHO ELSE WILL HAVE THE F'N BALL IN HOUSTON??? ?
THEY JUST PAID THE MOTHERFKER 25 MILLION for 3 YEARS!!!!
This guy doesn't have teammates outside of Martin that can score.
We all saw Lin dominate with Amare and Carmelo out, on that 7 or 8 game stretch. Think about what he'll do in lonely Houston..
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