Jeremy Lin started tonight as the Knicks point guard and bested his previous career highs in points (28) and assists (8)!!! I didn’t think I’d be excited to watch Knicks v. Utah but with Lin starting, I couldn’t miss it, and he didn’t disappoint. I don’t want to jump the gun, because New York’s had these flirtations with the flavor of the month like Douglas and Shumpert, but I believe in Jeremy Lin!

He just has to get stronger and improve his conditioning. But D’antoni barely gave him any rest and you could visibly see he was getting very tired in the 4th quarter. I mean, the guy never played more than 20 minutes in an NBA game before Saturday night, all of sudden he’s playing 36 and 45 minutes a game. The guy plays his heart out and can definitely keep improving.

Knicks, just please don’t ship him off – develop this guy. I think it was 2 years ago in a summer league, Lin totally outplayed John Wall. He is real and he has so much room for improvement. Wall’s more developed and confident now but we’ll see the matchup again on Wednesday.


Jeremy’s Lin Career Night

One of my fellow Taiwanese, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, was given an opportunity tonight and he made the most of it, having a brilliant performance and putting up a career high 25 points and 7 assists, helping the Knicks win over the Nets. It has even started some talk that perhaps the Knicks have found a viable point guard.

This is not surprising because Jeremy just needed to be given a chance and more play time to improve. He performed pretty well at Golden State with limited minutes. I was kind of worried the Knicks might cut him or ship him back to the D-League. While I believed in him, the Knicks didn’t appear to. Seems like with losses mounting, they got desperate and gave him a shot. And this what you got to do! Work hard and wait for your opportunity!

What I don’t like? Carmelo Anthony with his stupid hands-together bow as acknowledgement. Because Jeremy is Asian? Gimme a break. A normal high five will do.