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38/7/4 for Lin tonight.

Once again, this is not gonna last once Amare & Melo come back, but damned if this isn't some magical :censored: going on.

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38/7/4 for Lin tonight.

Once again, this is not gonna last once Amare & Melo come back, but damned if this isn't some magical :censored: going on.

Keep Lin, trade Carmelo for some defense. ^_^

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Again, what were you thinking, Warriors? Cut Lin for cap purposes so they could sign Deandre Jordan. Who ended up going back to the Clippers.

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r/NBA loved him when he was on the Warriors because they love Asians and love kids that went to Harvard. They've been freaking out the past week. Hilarious.

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Have a feeling he'll cool of a bit, but hopefully Lin will keep it going...loved watching him school LA.

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I'd like to know what the coaches in the East are smoking, because Andre Iguodala does not deserve to be an All-Star - Jeremy Lin deserves to be there instead.

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I don't know how the Jazz got into this recent skidding funk, but they need to get the hell out of it. Hit your free throws and high percentage shots, d*mnit!

EDIT: Oh, and just as I feared....no All-Star selections for the Jazz. :( Gordon Hayward going to the Rookie/Sophomore game, though, so at least we've got that going for us.

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38/7/4 for Lin tonight.

Once again, this is not gonna last once Amare & Melo come back, but damned if this isn't some magical :censored: going on.

Keep Lin, trade Carmelo for some defense. ^_^

I've said multiple times that the Carmelo deal was a huge mistake on the part of the Knicks.

I've also said he may very well be the most overrated player in the NBA. He's a terrible defensive player and he does very little to create shots for other players outside of the respect he commands when he has the ball. He's good, but I don't think you can build an NBA title team around him.

The Knicks though will never admit failure on the Carmelo deal. They were willing to let their GM walk out the door in order to make that deal happen. And still haven't found a replacement by way which amazes that a team could actually go a full season without naming a GM. I'm willing to bet he'll be the last guy on this current squad to leave the Knicks. Sink or float they are riding that ship.

We'll see how Lin fits in all of this once Carmelo comes back. That's going to be the real test. I don't think D'Antoni will want to keep running the offense through Carmelo. His system is perfectly set up for a scoring point guard, which Lin has shown himself to be, so I think its going to keep going through Lin even after Carmelo comes back. If that happens that may get interesting. Are the Knicks going to be willing to change the way they do things in order to win, or are they so set in their ways their attitude is if we don't win the way we want to, we might as well be losing. To put it another way, if that's the attitude they have, they will fire D'Antoni at the drop of a hat if he does that and there is even a hint that its not working out. I really hope that's not the case, but I don't trust the Knicks front office one bit in terms of doing what's right for the team. I think their main goal is to save face and avoid criticism.

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Agree with you 100%, pmoehrin...

I'm not a big Carmelo fan. He's good, not great, and will never be a leader on a NBA title team.

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Not to pile on the Warriors but I'm sure Celtics fans would like to thank them for pretty much handing them their 80's dynasty team with Bird, McHale and Parrish. God the Warriors have !@#$%^& up their drafts so damn much. The players they have passed on over the years. It's ridiculous.

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It's disappointing to not see Jeremy Lin in the Rising Stars game. I don't think he qualifies to be in it or the All-Star game itself. Are there even any requirements? Do you have to play a certain amount of games? Did the selection of reserves take place before all of this Linsanity?

At any rate, I'd rather see him in it than Derrick Williams.

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Again, what were you thinking, Warriors? Cut Lin for cap purposes so they could sign Deandre Jordan. Who ended up going back to the Clippers.

OMGZ THE WARRIOR CURSE!!! SAME OLD WARRIORZ!!!

In all seriousness, the Warriors just might be the most poorly managed franchise in all of sports.

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Definitely an amazing week to be a Knicks fan. Lin is the real deal. I'm sure he'll come back down to earth as teams really begin to scout and create schemes to keep him in check, but that's the beauty of the situation - he's doing everything by himself right now. Once Amar'e and Melo come back, , the team becomes far more dangerous. If you load up on Lin to remove the ball from his hands, you've got Amar'e/Tyson/Melo to worry about. Amar'e will go back to his pre-Melo self with Lin at the point. He's the best finisher off the pick-and-roll. Tyson will continue to sneak in and get the same kinds of alley-oops and dunks he's been getting the last 4 games.

The real question, as everyone stated, is Melo. I suppose I'm a bit of a rarity since I'm a Knicks fan that still does not regret the Carmelo Anthony trade. I may not love everything about his game, but the guy is a stone cold killer in crunch time, can get his shot whenever he wants, is an exceptional rebounder at the 3 and when he wants to, can post up or get to the basket at will. He's also an above-average passer for his position. Defensively he's spotty, but that hasn't hurt the team much this season. Since adding Chandler and Shumpert, and I suppose some credit to Mike Woodson (still not giving him much), the Knicks are a top-10 team defensively.

The offense has really been the issue here, and it's 100% clear right now that it hasn't been Amar'e/Melo meshing as much as it's been the team's total lack of a competent point guard. I fully expect the team to continue to thrive with Lin starting at the 1. Melo is going to have to adjust his game to fit this style since the entire team and the entire city/fanbase has rallied behind it and Lin. And I don't think Melo will have an issue with it. He's going to get a lot of good looks and easier possessions now that teams have to watch out for Lin. I'm actually looking forward to seeing Melo and Lin together without Amar'e when Amar'e comes out of the game. The last 4 games D'Antoni has been running out Tyson Chandler, Jared Jeffries, Bill Walker, Landry Fields, and Lin. Take out Walker who plays like he thinks he's got Melo's ability, and that's a formidable 5 for when Amar'e has to sit. Melo won't have spacing issues since Amar'e will be on the bench, Lin will still have Chandler for the pick and roll, and Melo can hang tight and wait for defenses to collapse... or the other way around, the defense will continue to load up on Melo and Lin will have his choice of taking it himself, pick-and-roll with Chandler or finding a slashing Landry Fields. It's going to be real scary if Baron Davis has anything left in him. If he gets healthy enough and he can produce, having Davis backing up Lin suddenly turns the Knicks' biggest weakness (point guard) into a huge advantage.

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Definitely an amazing week to be a Knicks fan. Lin is the real deal. I'm sure he'll come back down to earth as teams really begin to scout and create schemes to keep him in check, but that's the beauty of the situation - he's doing everything by himself right now. Once Amar'e and Melo come back, , the team becomes far more dangerous. If you load up on Lin to remove the ball from his hands, you've got Amar'e/Tyson/Melo to worry about. Amar'e will go back to his pre-Melo self with Lin at the point. He's the best finisher off the pick-and-roll. Tyson will continue to sneak in and get the same kinds of alley-oops and dunks he's been getting the last 4 games.

The real question, as everyone stated, is Melo. I suppose I'm a bit of a rarity since I'm a Knicks fan that still does not regret the Carmelo Anthony trade. I may not love everything about his game, but the guy is a stone cold killer in crunch time, can get his shot whenever he wants, is an exceptional rebounder at the 3 and when he wants to, can post up or get to the basket at will. He's also an above-average passer for his position. Defensively he's spotty, but that hasn't hurt the team much this season. Since adding Chandler and Shumpert, and I suppose some credit to Mike Woodson (still not giving him much), the Knicks are a top-10 team defensively.

The offense has really been the issue here, and it's 100% clear right now that it hasn't been Amar'e/Melo meshing as much as it's been the team's total lack of a competent point guard. I fully expect the team to continue to thrive with Lin starting at the 1. Melo is going to have to adjust his game to fit this style since the entire team and the entire city/fanbase has rallied behind it and Lin. And I don't think Melo will have an issue with it. He's going to get a lot of good looks and easier possessions now that teams have to watch out for Lin. I'm actually looking forward to seeing Melo and Lin together without Amar'e when Amar'e comes out of the game. The last 4 games D'Antoni has been running out Tyson Chandler, Jared Jeffries, Bill Walker, Landry Fields, and Lin. Take out Walker who plays like he thinks he's got Melo's ability, and that's a formidable 5 for when Amar'e has to sit. Melo won't have spacing issues since Amar'e will be on the bench, Lin will still have Chandler for the pick and roll, and Melo can hang tight and wait for defenses to collapse... or the other way around, the defense will continue to load up on Melo and Lin will have his choice of taking it himself, pick-and-roll with Chandler or finding a slashing Landry Fields. It's going to be real scary if Baron Davis has anything left in him. If he gets healthy enough and he can produce, having Davis backing up Lin suddenly turns the Knicks' biggest weakness (point guard) into a huge advantage.

Plenty of if's when it comes to that last paragraph, but you're right: If Lin, Melo, & Amare actually mesh together, the Knicks become elite, IMO. Doesn't matter where they are in the standings right now, they will become the team that you'd want to face the least when it comes playoff time.

Also, LOL @ Bill Walker. Seemed like he was inadvertently sabotaging Lin last night. Not that it worked. :lol:

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Speaking of the Warriors' (mis)management - incredibly, they are STILL open to trading for Dwight without the guarantee of him signing an extension.

This, coupled with Bill Simmons claiming that DWill to the Mavs is "a lock", would probably result in Dwight walking out after the rest of this season to join Deron in Dallas.

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Speaking of the Warriors' (mis)management - incredibly, they are STILL open to trading for Dwight without the guarantee of him signing an extension.

This, coupled with Bill Simmons claiming that DWill to the Mavs is "a lock", would probably result in Dwight walking out after the rest of this season to join Deron in Dallas.

Well I don't think the Magic are going to trade Dwight Howard so long as they are in the playoffs unless somebody makes them a trade offer that totally blows them away, which I don't see happening.

If the Warriors aren't willing to give up Monta Ellis or four years worth of first round picks, I wouldn't even talk to them if I was the Magic. No way would I be giving up Dwight Howard for anything less then a pile of draft picks or another sure fire franchise player. I would let him walk in free agency before I make a deal that asks for less then that.

Also if Deron Williams goes to Dallas I would say that automatically becomes the most likely destination for Howard.

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As per usual, ESPN and SportsCenter are ruining any hype about Jeremy Lin by completely overhyping the guy. Dear ESPN...I don't need to know what Jeremy Lin is saying right this second, followed by a 4 minute Jeremy Lin highlight compilation, followed by more Jeremy Lin press conference quotes, followed by "Coming up after the break...Jeremy Lin!!" I get it already. He's good.

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