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.


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