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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:18 am
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http://www.atthehive.com/2016/5/22/1170 ... ide-blocks

Per Basketball Reference, only 21 players under 6'3" had accumulated 40 or more blocks for a season before the 2015-16 campaign. This year, Jeremy Lin of the Charlotte Hornets joined the list, which is mostly filled by supreme athletes like Eric Bledsoe and the pre-injuries version of Derrick Rose.

Furthermore, when you look into it, Lin can absolutely be put on the same level as the players on that list in regards to consistency. The point guard's 42 blocks for the 2015-16 season helped Lin reach 130 rejections total in the last four seasons combined. In the last 20 years only Steve Francis, Baron Davis, Eric Bledsoe (achieved it despite playing in only 231 games due to injuries) and fellow pesky Hornet Kemba Walker have recorded the same total of blocks over the period of four seasons.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:36 pm
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Lin has prototypical size and elite athleticism in many areas. Plus his active hands contributes to a good amount of blocks

but Lin isn't black so he is subpar in some areas of athleticism, his standing leap for example is low percentile.

Like many areas in terms of athleticism Lin is a juxtaposition of extreme advantages and surprising disadvantages.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 2:21 pm
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Did Lin attend the NBA draft combines? Do we know his standing vertical leap?


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:57 pm
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lol no Jeremy Lin didn't get a draft combine invite.

we don't know lin's vertical but Lin's training team considered Lin's standing vert his weakest asset and worked after the Linsanity season specifically to increase

that was the Summer Lin put on 15 lbs of muscle. evidently his running vert was okay but they were unhappy with his flat footed jump. they put on more upper body mass so when he swung his arms there would be more momentum. supposedly they added almost 4 inches.

it ended up jacking up his knees though and Lin dropped the weight. I think he pretty much forgot about trying to get more "athletic" and just how to maintain his condition throughout the season and play his own game


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:31 pm
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tamerlane wrote:
lol no Jeremy Lin didn't get a draft combine invite.

we don't know lin's vertical but Lin's training team considered Lin's standing vert his weakest asset and worked after the Linsanity season specifically to increase

that was the Summer Lin put on 15 lbs of muscle. evidently his running vert was okay but they were unhappy with his flat footed jump. they put on more upper body mass so when he swung his arms there would be more momentum. supposedly they added almost 4 inches.

it ended up jacking up his knees though and Lin dropped the weight. I think he pretty much forgot about trying to get more "athletic" and just how to maintain his condition throughout the season and play his own game



I think the same reasoning contributed to Yao's foot problems too. Everyone was telling him he needed to add more muscle and weight so he could compete against Shaq. His feet couldn't take the extra weight and was constantly getting injured and ended Yao's career prematurely.


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