HoopsHype Jeremy Lin rumors
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"It was a time for me to go through some bumps and some hurdles and learn how to grow," Lin said in retrospect. "When I first got there, I was supposed to be the guy and they were supposed to kind of hand the torch to me. And I ended up getting traded away basically for nothing. Actually, they had to give up a draft pick to convince someone else to take me. Pretty much given away for nothing. Definitely not how I envisioned it." Los Angeles Times
Jeremy Lin went down with a sprained ankle after Robert Sacre stepped on him at Saturday's practice, Coach Byron Scott said. It led to the same phrase that rattled Lakers fans in recent years: He will be evaluated again the following day. Los Angeles Times
The latest Laker to suffer a minor injury in Byron Scott's first training camp with the team is Jeremy Lin, who sprained his ankle in a scrimmage during Saturday's practice. "I think Robert Sacre kind of stepped on him when they were playing 5-on-5," said Scott. "Stepped on the ankle and just kind of turned him a little bit that way. So we'll see how (Lin) feels tomorrow." NBA.com
Jeremy Lin played 27 minutes in the Los Angeles Lakers 98-95 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, the Lakers first preseason game of 2014. Lin had a rough shooting night (0-6), but excelled facilitating the offense and getting the ball down in the post, racking up 10 assists and committing just one turnover. After the game, Lin says he needs to do a better job of finishing and discusses what he hopes to capitalize on in training camp. “I just want to figure out how I can bring my strengths and apply it best to this system. It’s kind of like a chess match in learning and figuring it out. I think I’m more prepared for it just having gone through my time in Houston, and playing off the ball and learning different ways to try to be effective.” Lakers Nation
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