I came upon an excellent article, “Jeremy Lin’s Defense Far Better Than Reported“ that discusses Lin’s underrated defense very objectively. It’s a MUST READ, so that’s why I’m featuring this article in a post. It’s also an article that’s not written by a Lin fan. The writer actually admits that he himself was guilty of perceiving Lin as not a very good defender before he actually sat down and studied the data, as well as watched Lin’s games a little more closely.
I hope it gets more attention from the media, so I’m just doing my part to help promote it, because it speaks the truth of Lin’s defense in a way that’s also not off-putting. It would be great if more NBA “analyst” read this article so they can discuss Lin’s defense in an objective manner, rather than relying on their blind biases and unreliable perceptions.
This article also provides video, as well as stats to back up points made. I’m going to refrain from summarizing the article, because I think the author went through painstaking detail to build up his argument brick-by-brick, so it would do the article a disservice for me to summarize it in soundbites. The article also touches on points I’ve made in my videos about Lin’s defense: