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Woodson names Knicks' starting point guard


08:12 AM ET 06.05 | With the ink barely dry on a new contract, Mike Woodson is already making a public case for his lineup. [During a Monday ESPN Radio appearance], Woodson called Jeremy Lin his starting point guard, as opposed to his ambiguous response on the team's breakup day when he said, "Only time will tell." "Right now, he is our starting point guard, without a doubt," Woodson said. ... Lin tore the meniscus in his left knee in late March and didn't play again the rest of the season, as the Knicks went on to lose in the first round of the playoffs to the Heat. "That's what we're going to do when we get [Lin] signed," Woodson said of the unsigned restricted free agent. "We'll get him back in uniform."

New York Post

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June 5, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Of course he is.. It was between him and Douglas and Douglas only was getting time behind Baron Davis, Bibby and Shumpert while Lin was hurt.

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June 5, 2012  08:33 AM ET

Lol, I bet the Nets wish they could just proclaim their starting PG without them even being under contract.

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June 5, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Well, Lin just got a whole lot more expensive.

A tip to Knicks management:

First, sign the guy, then announce he's the starter. The other way round leads to the player having all the leverage.

Just a friendly reminder from your friend, Schad.

June 5, 2012  08:53 AM ET

This guy Lin has the potential to be a superstar guard, kind of in the mold of John Stockton.

I hope you are kidding.

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June 5, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Why ? You don't want to see him succeed ? Afraid that your Rose will have more competition in terms of being among the most talented point guards in the league ? Guess what ? There are already a lot of star point guards out there - Nash, Paul, Williams, Rondo, Parker, Rubio, and Irving - just to name a few.

LOL, I wonder who this. Anyway, I could give a crap about him suceeding, but to compare him to one of the best PG's to ever play, is kind of dumb.

June 5, 2012  09:01 AM ET

I hope you are kidding.

I hope he is too.

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June 5, 2012  09:04 AM ET

It's nice for Lin to know that he is a starter but what if they pick up Nash or what if Nash wants to play for NY?

If that happens that team will definately be a defensive liability to have both Lin and Nash. That doesn't seem logical to me. In this league pgs have to be defensive and aggressive to succeed passing and point production are excellent but if your other players are not defensive minded either that leads to a non winning combination.

June 5, 2012  09:06 AM ET

I'm not saying he is a superstar NOW. Read what I said - that he has the potential to become one. That certainly cannot be denied.

There was nothing wrong with you saying he has potential to become a great player its when you went on to mention the great John Stockton.

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