Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 11:03 am  |  18 responses

Polladaday: Is Jeremy Lin For Real?

For the past few days, Knicks fans have been abuzz with excitement about their new point guard, the one and only Jeremy Lin. Can he keep this up, or is it just a flash in the pan?

Is Jeremy Lin truly the Knicks' answer at point guard?

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    If your options are Douglas, Shumpert, or Bibby with Baron Davis seemingly perpetually injured on the bench. Then, Yeah.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCbDnPDBff4 Caboose

    No. I love Lin, he’s a great kid but he’s not a starting point guard on any other team (except the Lakers).


    2 games and now we are having polls asking if Lin is the answer. LOL. Get well soon B-Diddy. Keep holding it down Lin. That’s all I got to say.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    What’s “for real”?
    Is he a legitimate 20 and 8 per night player?
    Is he an NBA player who should not be afraid of being sent back to the D League?

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    this reminds me of everybody’s overreaction to norris cole in the beginning of the season. he’s had couple good games but let’s see how he plays on the road at least before we start calling him “the answer”.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    @the_unknown. Apparently the Wizards fans were cheering for Lin.

  • Will Lee

    we all know he’s a very good solid role player. Works hard, coachable, good teammate. But he probably won’t be starting for a champ team. To be fair, have Toney Douglas, bibby or Shumpert be able to get 20-8 for 3 straight games? Not yet. Not even Goran Dragic, Devin Harris, Mario Chalmers, Jason Kidd, Jameer Nelson, Derek Fisher, for the season!!!! He’s for real an NBA player, but of course he won’t be outplaying Rose, Collinson, Wall, Westbrook for 4 straight rounds of 7 games!!!!

  • Victor

    Jeremy Lin is clearly for real. Research his playing history. He has consistently proven himself to be a star player at every level of competition since high school. Any time he has been given substantial playing minutes, he has dominated and filled up the stat sheet with points, rebounds, assists, and steals, including at the high school, college, D-league, and NBA levels. The only reason that he has never been given any mainstream respect is due to his race and his personality. No one wants to believe that this humble, un-thuggish, boyish-looking Asian-American can play this good against the best, most athletic basketball players in the world. If he were black or white, he almost certainly would have received a D1 scholarship out of high school, been drafted into the NBA out of college, and been given substantial playing minutes way sooner in his NBA career.

  • charles

    what victor said

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    No. No matter what his race was he was not getting drafted out of Harvard. I mean he would have been drafted if the people deciding who gets drafted are drunk, sleeping, or dead. Jeremy Lin’s best season at Harvard was 17.8PPG, 4.3APG, and 3.8TOPG – For a PG, out of the Ivy League. That is not even close to worthy of an NBA draft pick. And what he has done so far, doesn’t tell us anything more then that he is an NBA player. That’s it.

  • quest

    once teams stop letting him go pick and roll by having the big man step out on a screen hes going to be ineffective. also when he has to play off the ball i dont see what he will do because he is not a great shooter from outside. he can still start for them because he plays fairly decent defense and if they let him play like rondo does for the celtics; putting everyoine in a position to succeed then he will do fine. if they continue this watch melo iso, watch amare iso offense he wll be no help to them

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    He had the best first career start since Isiah Thomas–and that doesn’t tell us anything more than he is an NBA player? LOL okay, holmes. Whatever you say.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    (for a guard in terms of points + assists)

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Actually I don’t even know if that stat is true… So until I verify it, forget I said anything lol.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @Teddy, I didn’t verify it either but it was also mentioned by Howard Beck of New York Times in the Toronto Star today.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Lon is also part of a small group of players to get 20 & 8 in his first two starts. Nigel Knight is also in that list. You know who that is?


    LOL…this stuff is getting surreal… Even when B-Diddy is healthy enough to come back, he’ll be coming off the bench, because Lin has the right stuff to be the Knicks starting floor general in D’Antoni’s offense. It just makes the Knicks bench stronger, and I’m sure D’Antoni will use B-Diddy in some situations at two guard with Lin at the one. There is a lot of potential possibilities for the Knicks backcourt rotations, especially if Toney Douglas finds his shot.

  • BallisLove

    Yea bibby’s gonna have to get traded