I didn’t get to see last night’s game against NYC, but it looks like Jeremy is continuing to consistently perform at a high level. So far, this is the Jeremy Lin I expected before pre-season even started. I think what a lot of people seem to miss about Lin is that he actually got to work on his game for an entire summer. Last season, he was working on recovering from injury. To me, last season was a fluke, not Linsanity in NYC. Linsanity in NYC is what Lin is capable of. But people seem to erroneously think that Linsanity in NYC was a fluke and last season is the “real” Jeremy Lin. Like I have been saying, if Lin was the number one option on a team this season, we would have Linsanity 2.0. It’s no coincidence that whenever Harden is injured, Lin seems to be able to put up 30+ point games. He even did this last season against the Spurs when he had so many external things that he had to deal with. So Lin is highly capable of replicating Linsanity if he is the number one option. What, perhaps, bothers me most about McHale and “Rockets Fans” is that they seem to divorce Jeremy Lin from Linsanity. Dismissing it as some sort of fluke.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you a post on Red94, which breaks down Jeremy Lin’s stats. This post was done on 11/13/2013, so I don’t think it included Lin’s Sixers performance. It was done by someone who says he’s neutral about Jeremy Lin. So it’s not done by a Lin fan. Basically the stats show that Lin has been either the number 1 or two player on the team, which is saying a lot, since you have Harden and Dwight on the team. And these stats are likely to be underestimating Lin’s performance, since I don’t think they include Lin’s Sixers performance. Of course the stats are taken from a very small sample size, since we’ve barely begun the season. But if Lin can continue doing something remotely close to what he has been doing, then I think he’ll win 6th Man of the Year and that would be a HUGE honor!
The Stats Say: Jeremy Lin has been playing like he might be worth a $15 million salary
Justin Wehr JUSTIN WEHR | NOVEMBER 13, 2013 at 8:38 AM