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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:28 am
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Dr. No wrote:
Malorkayel wrote:
A pro athlete's career is short. You want more money and more years in case of an injury.
come on, this is JLin.

i venture to say that, even without this new contract w the Nets, he is already set (financially) for life. and that's not counting on a future career in the CBA and all the marketing opportunities that come along w it.

JLin is exploring for the best situation in the NBA to utilize his talent. a shorter contract offers him more flexibility should the Nets situation not pan out



Money enhances career flexibility. Money now equals to more freedom later. $12 million dollars guaranteed vs 1 year of uncertainty.

You don't have a compelling argument here.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:43 pm
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Black players worry about having money to feed their family and to pay off their hoochie mommas.


Lin doesn't worry about money, but Lin has this extra burden of having to play well for the rest of us Asian scrubs. so i root for him.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:36 pm
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Dr. No wrote:
PhilNYC wrote:
Lin doesn't want to become a FA after 1 year. He wants to be in a place for the long term...
he would, if the situation w the nets doesn't work out

PhilNYC wrote:
so signing a 2 year deal with a player option after the 1st year doesn't serve anybody's purpose.
au contrare.

if the situation w the nets doesn't work out, a shorter contract affords JLin the flexibility to explore better situations. a longer contract would handcuff him to another year of bad situations

PhilNYC wrote:
Also, he knows that this year is going to be a building year. There will be ups and downs, and it won't be enough to really establish enough of a foundation to really see where things are going.
based on his experience w his last 3 teams, the coaches/team mgmt will show the hands within the first year.

as PRY would say, 画 公 仔 唔 使 画 出 肠, isn't it intuitively obvious : :?:


Lin had no choice with McHale or Scott...and he had no prior relationship with them. In Charlotte, it was his only option but thankfully he knew some of the coaching staff (Silas) and felt good about his conversation with Clifford.

With the Nets, Lin had a strong prior relationship with Atkinson and trusts him. they will have two years to prove they can take the team in the right direction. A 2 year deal with the second year option would be a sign of distrust of Atkinson and make another do or die year for Lin. It serves no good purpose for trying to establish a long term relationship wi a team.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:16 pm
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Lin was picked up off waivers by HOU and released again on Xmas day, 2012. That was Morey and McHale.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:59 am
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Malorkayel wrote:
Lin was picked up off waivers by HOU and released again on Xmas day, 2012. That was Morey and McHale.


Yup...and there were 6 PGs on that roster. It's not like Lin was able to develop any kind of relationship with McHale at that point...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:41 am
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if you hadn't heard, Woj Podcast with D'antoni.

https://art19.com/shows/vertical/episodes/dcba8ef1-bb02-41ac-94cd-144b7beb16fa

Quote:
Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni joined Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast.
D’Antoni goes deep on how he’s using his imagination to maximize James Harden’s talents, what he’s learned is most important in coaching the modern NBA superstar and how the Knicks and Lakers experiences will shape his time with the Rockets. D’Antoni discusses what went wrong with the Knicks and why he ultimately quit the job. D’Antoni goes deep into the Seven Seconds or Less success with the Suns, the emergence of Steve Nash as an MVP and whether he regrets leaving him for New York. D’Antoni talks about his college years at Marshall University, the tragedy that football plan crashed that shaped him and the community and how close he came to accepting the school’s coaching job and returning to his alma mater. D’Antoni talks about failing in the NBA as a player, his rebirth in Europe as coach and the impact of Jerry West as a kid growing up in West Virginia.


does discuss linsanity, and why he quit.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:22 am
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TheSmoket wrote:
if you hadn't heard, Woj Podcast with D'antoni.

https://art19.com/shows/vertical/episodes/dcba8ef1-bb02-41ac-94cd-144b7beb16fa

Quote:
Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni joined Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast.
D’Antoni goes deep on how he’s using his imagination to maximize James Harden’s talents, what he’s learned is most important in coaching the modern NBA superstar and how the Knicks and Lakers experiences will shape his time with the Rockets. D’Antoni discusses what went wrong with the Knicks and why he ultimately quit the job. D’Antoni goes deep into the Seven Seconds or Less success with the Suns, the emergence of Steve Nash as an MVP and whether he regrets leaving him for New York. D’Antoni talks about his college years at Marshall University, the tragedy that football plan crashed that shaped him and the community and how close he came to accepting the school’s coaching job and returning to his alma mater. D’Antoni talks about failing in the NBA as a player, his rebirth in Europe as coach and the impact of Jerry West as a kid growing up in West Virginia.


does discuss linsanity, and why he quit.


I think the reason why Mike D'Antoni quitted Knicks was known back in 2012.

Mike D' Antoni
wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey Nets for Deron Williams, and but James Dolan declined the request.

http://deadspin.com/5893381/report-mike ... n-williams


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:55 am
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In the podcast, D'antoni said that he wanted to rotate Melo to play PF, and move Amare to the 6th man. The team resisted and he though he lost the team support and was better to resign.

Playing Tyson, Melo, Amare didn't work.


He also said that Lin was great and fit well in the D'antoni system... but things got bad when Amare and Melo came back from their injury. Caused a rift between the Linsanity guys and Melo/Amare.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:50 am
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Malorkayel wrote:
In the podcast, D'antoni said that he wanted to rotate Melo to play PF, and move Amare to the 6th man. The team resisted and he though he lost the team support and was better to resign.

Playing Tyson, Melo, Amare didn't work.


He also said that Lin was great and fit well in the D'antoni system... but things got bad when Amare and Melo came back from their injury. Caused a rift between the Linsanity guys and Melo/Amare.


I really don't think Amare cared. Remember he missed part of Linsanity because his brother died I think but he did come back for part of it and it still clicked. It was when Melo came back they had to really adjust.

Seems like Amare's always been complimentary of Lin, just a month ago didnt he insinuate Melo was the one who pretty much rode him out of town?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:00 pm
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robWu wrote:
Malorkayel wrote:
In the podcast, D'antoni said that he wanted to rotate Melo to play PF, and move Amare to the 6th man. The team resisted and he though he lost the team support and was better to resign.

Playing Tyson, Melo, Amare didn't work.


He also said that Lin was great and fit well in the D'antoni system... but things got bad when Amare and Melo came back from their injury. Caused a rift between the Linsanity guys and Melo/Amare.


I really don't think Amare cared. Remember he missed part of Linsanity because his brother died I think but he did come back for part of it and it still clicked. It was when Melo came back they had to really adjust.

Seems like Amare's always been complimentary of Lin, just a month ago didnt he insinuate Melo was the one who pretty much rode him out of town?


I was quoting the podcast. I wrote what D'antoni said in the interview.

He did mention that after he resigned, Amare got injured and Melo shifted to the PF anyway and Knicks went on another win streak to playoffs. In hindsight he should have stayed and waited it out. It was the last year of his contract and wasn't going to be renewed.


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