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07:53 AM ET 12.17 | On the eve of his return to Madison Square Garden, Jeremy Lin took aim -- at himself. The ex-Knick point guard said he has been "terrible" this season, not living up to his potential and can't wait to get the Garden game over with. Lin's rip job on himself occurred after [Sunday's] Rockets loss in Toronto in which Lin scored just seven points with two assists while Raptors point guard Jose Calderon went off for 18 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. Asked to assess his season, Lin said: "Terrible. I think I'm not doing close to what I'm capable of doing and it's a matter of figuring out how to get myself to play more like myself within the system with the change of scenery. I'll be my harshest critic but I'll go ahead and say it: I'm doing terrible."

New York Post

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December 17, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Nobody beats the mighty Raptors!

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December 17, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Yeah, yesterday Apple got it started on that bogus Bynum thread, just look at post pertaining to Bynum vs. the post pertaining to the Knicks. Its real clear ain't it? Good job Apple.

Now on to the business at hand: THE LOVE FACTOR: Secondly, THE KIDD FACTOR:

Jason Kidd 8.9pts, 3.9rb, 3.8ast, 45%FG

Melo 27.9pts, 6.4rb, 2.0ast, 47%

Now you have morons on here talk Kidd is the MVP for the Knicks, yeah really? I say that statistical fact say quite the contrary. This comparison is moronic and not worth discussing. Apple!

Jeremy Love 10.8pts, 4.0rb, 6ast 39%FG

Raymon Felton 16.3pts, 2.8rb, 6.8ast, 40%

Clearly the statistical facts supports Felton as being the more efficient player and this is also not worth moronically discussing as well. Apple.

Now to all you knuckleheads who insist that the Knicks are better off with Love than Felton, clearly you must see how stupid you sound. You don't have the major turnovers of Love, in addition to his constant sliding all across an NBA court in Felton, now do we? Lets just put it as Love has stated "I'm not doing close to what I'm capable of". I will say this for Love and you hopefuls, "at least you have aspirations of a stout and stellar NBA career for Love". It just that Apple don't.

Then you have these cats moronically telling us how the Knicks can win with Kidd without Melo. That Kidd, the second best pg on the team is the "instrumental straw that stirs the Knicks". Now this shiiittt is really unbelieveable. Look, Kidd is a HOF and I like him on our team, the price was cheap enough for the great return we're getting for his ****, but I wouldn't get delusional in thinking we have a league MVP in this 39 year old. It has never happened (39 yr MVP) before and I greatly suspect it won't happen this year either. Fools there really no logic in discussing this moronic assertion by otheres. Apple!

December 17, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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There just isn't enough talent in HoustonOther than harden, who else there is even close to a top ten guy at his position?

Don't tell that to the Love faction, oh, do I remember you tellin us how good Love would be for us? That the Knicks was fools for not signing Love and taking a hamburger eating Felton, how that working out fa ya? Love, top ten....lol. Apple!

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December 17, 2012  08:49 AM ET

I told you before the season started that Harden would slow down Lin's development ! Harden's usage rate is 28.12 and lin's 18.71

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December 17, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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yup-and felton is having a career yearNY right now is a TEAM- and that feels REAL good to say !!

um, excuse me, but Felton had an allstar career year during his last stint with the Knicks where he average 17pt, 9rbs and made the allstar team. Its just that you guys were so Lovematized that you kindly forgot this and began to make these outrageous assertions.

And let me be clear, I think JR is is impressive whereas none of you did, I know shump is great, I love sheed to death, I respect both Camby and Thomas, they are a great addition to our team, I love the Felton ova Love addition, Chandler is a beast, and Melo, well, lets just say top three, entire league.

I don't like Stat, has been a waste, Love was very overrated as most now can see, Novak disappears in the playoffs as we all now, got it. My post have all been directed at Stat, Love, Novak...period.

Lastly, I like Kidd, great assest, although I'm not gonna go delusional as most, and promote him the 1st time 39 year old league MVP. Apple, clear enough fa ya!

December 17, 2012  09:57 AM ET

The Money Is Still Green, Bro.

December 17, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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Yeah, yesterday Apple got it started on that bogus Bynum thread, just look at post pertaining to Bynum vs. the post pertaining to the Knicks. Its real clear ain't it? Good job Apple.Now on to the business at hand: THE LOVE FACTOR: Secondly, THE KIDD FACTOR:Jason Kidd 8.9pts, 3.9rb, 3.8ast, 45%FGMelo 27.9pts, 6.4rb, 2.0ast, 47%Now you have morons on here talk Kidd is the MVP for the Knicks, yeah really? I say that statistical fact say quite the contrary. This comparison is moronic and not worth discussing. Apple!Jeremy Love 10.8pts, 4.0rb, 6ast 39%FGRaymon Felton 16.3pts, 2.8rb, 6.8ast, 40%Clearly the statistical facts supports Felton as being the more efficient player and this is also not worth moronically discussing as well. Apple.Now to all you knuckleheads who insist that the Knicks are better off with Love than Felton, clearly you must see how stupid you sound. You don't have the major turnovers of Love, in addition to his constant sliding all across an NBA court in Felton, now do we? Lets just put it as Love has stated "I'm not doing close to what I'm capable of". I will say this for Love and you hopefuls, "at least you have aspirations of a stout and stellar NBA career for Love". It just that Apple don't.Then you have these cats moronically telling us how the Knicks can win with Kidd without Melo. That Kidd, the second best pg on the team is the "instrumental straw that stirs the Knicks". Now this shiiittt is really unbelieveable. Look, Kidd is a HOF and I like him on our team, the price was cheap enough for the great return we're getting for his ****, but I wouldn't get delusional in thinking we have a league MVP in this 39 year old. It has never happened (39 yr MVP) before and I greatly suspect it won't happen this year either. Fools there really no logic in discussing this moronic assertion by otheres. Apple!

This post is ****.


Jason Kidd is the MVP of the Knicks.. not MVP of the lead. There's a huge, obvious difference. Numbers don't say everything. This team is a better team b/c of Kidd's presence. They play differently, which is elevating everybody's game. Felton is of course more talented at this stage in his career than JKidd... that's obvious... but Kidd is the coach on the floor. He is hands down the most valuable person on that team, and it's obvious.

Your entire post is ****.

Furthermore... the Knicks are doing better with Felton over J.Lin for one reason...... they didn't respect Lin. None of the stars (Melo, Melo, Amare, and Melo) wanted to play with him. That doesn't make Felton better than Lin or vice versa. However... if they decided to respect Lin for 1, and secondly once he slowed down his game, learned to protect the ball and play at a pace (which Jason Kidd would've clearly helped him how to do)... then the sky would've been the limit for this team. I still feel Lin has a bigger upside than Felton... but you can't deny how well Felton is playing right now.

But.. think about Felton's motivation. His motivation isn't the love of the game... his motivation was "i'm not a downgrade to Lin... i'm an improvement". That's now exactly a winner mentality, just wanting to be better than the guy you replaced. You can see that by how out of shape he was last year. He's "winning"... but i question if he's a "winner".

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December 17, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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For clarification....I wanted to resign Lin cause we could have had him as an asset without giving up anything for him , I never said he was the next coming of the Messiah Regardless, NY management made another good call in opting for ray over Lin

It wasn't a good call b/c Felton's a better player though.

It was a good call b/c they brought in somebody that Melo is willing to play with... to be frank. That's a smart move if you've decided to keep your all-star. But... it's a shame we don't have an all-star who's willing to play with anybody. It's a real shame.

December 17, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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I have no ill feelings towards Jeremy Lin. He did well for us when he was here. he moved on and so have we. I hope he does well tonight. Just not too well.

In all honesty... i hope Lin busts our @sh lol, just to make a point to Melo.

 
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