Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 2:12 pm  |  17 responses

Jeremy Lin With the Powerful Block on Danny Granger in Taiwan (VIDEO)

J-Lin stuffs the Pacers small forward.

Jeremy Lin had a nice preseason game against the Pacers in Taiwan—17 points, 4 assists and 3 steals—a performance that featured this nasty block on Indiana’s Danny Granger in the second quarter.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    i have a feeling that the fans like him over there

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Why don’t they like patrick beverly. Im serious Patrick Beverly at the 1 Harden at 2. You know that’s a problem.

    Bring Lin off the 2nd unit so that he can run the offense like he did with the NYC Knicks.

    Kevin Degreness Kevin Degreness Kevin Degreness

  • einstein

    CATSPEE !!!

  • danpowers

    dude, that game was in taiwan. lin’s parents were born in taiwan. he was referring to that.

  • raylikenoother

    Is it too late to call him an internation sensation?
    humble and good at what he does

  • HV Grace

    Great game, JLin and Rockets! It was worth our staying up past midnight to watch the game on NBA TV.

    JLin’s excellent performance, hopefully, would make his coaches think twice before permanently relegating him to the bench as in the 1st preseason game in Philippines.

    Yes, JLin may be losing his starter job to a NBA rookie this season.

    Rockets head coache who reduced JLin’s playtime the last season (JLin’s usage rate was 28th among NBA PG’s, in essence, he was a “fake staring PG” with less PT than his back-up), benched him for the 4th quarters, has openly talked about “alternating starting PG’s” for this season.

  • grgeblck

    If they gonna use Patrick Beverly, they should get rid of JLin because JLin’s contract is way too expensive for a sub. JLin not only can play, he generate $$$ for Rockets too. Sweet isn’t it.

  • Max

    These are the kind of plays I appreciate the most.

  • Ugh

    Here’s the problem.
    By your (and ESPN’s) definition, Lin’s “excellent” game was 17 points, 4 assists and 3 steals.

    When Tony Parker has an “excellent” game he manages 35 points, 12 assists and 4 steals. When Russell Westbrook has an “excellent” game he has 45 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. When Chris Paul has an “excellent” game he has 35 points, 12 assists, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.

    Lin is not an elite point guard. If the rookie replacing him in the starting lineup has that possibility, Lin *should* be coming off the bench.

  • Maknusia .

    LOL, I think you got it wrong about Lin.

    When it is said that he had good game, meaning he had made the team better by creating more scoring options. First of all, he is not a selfish player or a ballhog, although he needs ball in his hand to create that palymaking.

    hence one would not see him scoring that high, but if he needs then he could be do it as well, as in Spurs game last season (38pts), or as in with Lakers during his NYK stint.

  • Ttt

    All Jlin 17 points came in the first half.. The second half he looked like he wasn’t playing his game, he wasn’t handling the ball as much and always pass the ball off.

  • http://h2hoops.wordpress.com/ Habeeba Husain

    Wow, I did NOT see that one coming. Neither did Danny apparently, dang.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Danny granger is so out of shape….no lift.

  • RKJ92

    Maybe Danny will dunk it next time.. I mean he’s 6’8.. He should have no excuse for putting up a soft ass layup..

  • Ugh

    You’re just throwing around rhetoric: “makes his team better”, “creates scoring options”. His numbers are average for a starting PG – if he needs the “ball in his hands to create playmaking” but his assists are low what does that tell you? Does he really make passes that lead to assists more than, say, Andre Miller or Damien Lillard? Because those guys are average guards, albeit at opposites ends of their careers.

    His teams don’t benefit from his play the way the Wizards do from Wall (4-28 without him on the floor). Without him on the Rockets they do fine, as evidenced last season, and this season where he may move to the bench. So how much does he make his teams better, really?

    And he still has all the limitations he had when he was in GSW – can only drive one way, can only use one hand, can only shoot when open, can only run the P&R, doesn’t defend particularly well.

    You need to remember two key points about Lin.
    First, in NYK under D’Antoni, Lin wasn’t on the scouting report for his first ten games (remember Kobe’s “who is this guy?”) and notably flamed out even before his injury because teams worked out his limitations fast. D’Antoni’s system required players to shoot when open, which is a dream situation for an unscouted player. (Remember how Nate Robinson scored 44 off the bench after not playing for a month? It’s the same deal.)
    Second, the Rockets use Moneyball. Moneyball is not used to create great teams with advanced stats, it’s used to find mediocre players in bad situations and to build cheap rosters with appropriate role players, which you then finalise with expensive stars. Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik are mediocre players who fit in well with the system, whose contracts made room for Harden and Howard.

    That’s why Lin got famous and why he’s been starting for the Rockets the last season. Now they have a better, cheaper prospect at point he’ll move to the bench and offer mediocre stats as a capable but totally unexceptional second unit player.

    He is not, and will never be, an elite point guard. That’s all there is to it. Linsanity is over. Find another hero to overhype now, okay?

  • Maknusia .

    I respect your opinion, lets come back in a season or two.

    Thus far into the preseason
    Player G mpg pts reb ast stl blk tov used_poss* GmScr* TS%
    Jeremy Lin 3 26.0 19.4 5.1 6.0 2.8 0.5 4.6 18.7 17.0 0.799

    with 20.5% usage rate

  • rick

    what a butthurt hater.. sounds like the same crap that has been said about him since day one. Is he a star right now? no. But to say he doesn’t have the potential to be, when you clearly saw what he did back in the day is just dumb. Scouting reports? bring that up again really? These are NBA players, they don’t just all of a sudden forget how to defend someone and let them score 30+ because they’re not on a scouting report. He could become elite if he was on the right team, without deferring to ball hoggin, dish it at the last second harden.