Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Knicks Pick Up Jeremy Lin

From Marc Berman:
Confirmed Knicks have claimed former Harvard PG Jeremy Lin off the waiver wire as stopgap. Cut by Warriors.
I truthfully don't know too much about Jeremy Lin. His stats last season aren't impressive, but looking at his splits, you can see in April, when he actually got playing time (albeit in only 5 games) he produced fairly decent numbers: 4.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, and 1.2 spg. That was in only about 13.6 mpg too, so he seems productive when he gets playing time.

Also, credit to Seth Rosenthal over at Posting & Toasting for putting up this video of Lin in the Summer League two years ago:


Lin appears to be a score-first PG, but even still he sets up teammates nicely with his penetration. He sort of reminds me of JJ Barea in that regard. We'll see exactly how much time he gets, but either way; welcome, Jeremy Lin!






2 comments:

  1. that is a good acquisition. With a big center and a pg who can penetrate and force the defense to collapse, i see good things happening!!

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  2. Thanks for the comment! Lin won't get tons of playing time, but he could become a very valuable PG off the bench

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