I'd compare him, statistically, to Tyreke Evans, who only outshines him based on minutes played... But Lin is a better facilitator, at least he was last season...
And Evans is no slouch... But he isn't great... Neither is Lin... And they're both young...
We'll see what happens if they're able to retain him... Which they should be and are trying hard to do...
The Knicks would still sell out.
Who annointed him anything? It was a miraculous story, and the guy played extremely well. Nobody said he was an elite PG. But he was obviously overlooked and is young with lots of potential, and nobody should be embarassed for enjoying his run last year or thinking he could be a good PG going forward.Anointing Lin as a great guard was hysterical.
So next few seasons is probably Heat-Knicks rivalry for supremacy in the East with Lebron and Wade playing the Michael and Scottie role.
2. Lebron won the championship but I still don't consider him a clutch player in the 4th quarter. If the Celtics got any calls at all they would have beaten the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and the Thunder were mentally not ready. Outside of one late 3 pointer he made in the Finals I didn't see Lebron make any other big baskets in the last couple minutes of any games. Jordan, Bird, Magic, Kobe - those guys always made big buckets at the end of games.
3. Let's first see what happens with Deron Williams, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash during the off-season before we anoint the Heat the 2013 champs.
That all fine and dandy but this Knick team is never beating the Heat in the playoffs.