Question No. 5
Does it seem weird to anyone else that the one team willing to take on Lin's now-huge salary is the one team that has direct knowledge of just how much money an Asian star player can bring a franchise via international marketing?
I'm just asking.
Looks like that the Knicks still have a both bigger egos and greed. What a failure. I can only hope for the amazing year that Jeremy Lin will have in Houston!
Also another enlightening article on ESPN by Ian O'Conner. Listen in to all the callers to the local news station. It's awesome!
More incite from the Grantland article just right below No. 5 at No. 6. Check it!
Question No. 6
Are the Knicks a better basketball team without Jeremy Lin?
Last year, there were 259 NBA players who used more than 300 possessions. Of those players, Jason Kidd ranked 242nd in points per possession. That was four spots higher than his new teammate Raymond Felton. Lin ranked 192nd.
Jeremy Lin had a well-publicized turnover problem last season that became a talking point for every talking head who wanted to point out something bad about a player who had saved a dismal season, ignited interest in the NBA among millions of people worldwide, and dropped 38 against Kobe Bryant in the Garden. It's true — of those same 259 players who used over 300 possessions, Lin ranked 252nd with a 21.4 turnover percentage. Raymond Felton ranked 244th at 19.6 percent. Jason Kidd? 257th at 24.2 percent. Guess who was 256th? Rajon Rondo. 258th? Steve Nash.