HoopsHype Jeremy Lin rumors


February 2, 2015 Updates

With half of the season left before unrestricted free agency, playing time and production will be crucial to help Lin land a new deal and a possible starting job elsewhere. However, it’s unlikely that will happen with the Lakers since he’s not a part of the long-term plans. The team is committed to giving Clarkson more playing time to quicken his development in place of Lin. “Contract year, that’s not what bothers me,” Lin said. “I play the game to play the game. I put in just as much my first year of my contract as I do the last year of my contract. I care just as much in the first as the last and that’s the disappointing part.” SheridanHoops

"I think a lot of people expect him to play at that level and that might not be realistic," Lakers coach Byron Scott said. "I think he’s a very good basketball player, but the numbers he was putting up at that particular time were All-Star type numbers. … That’s kind of hard to say if he can get back to that level or not, but again, he can be a very good basketball player in this league for a long time." Bergen Record

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Lin didn't play in the Lakers' 99-85 loss at San Antonio on Friday, missing a game for the first time in his first season. He returned to coach Byron Scott's rotation in Sunday's game against Houston, playing as a reserve in the first quarter. ''I'm going to show up and do my best to play and work hard and stuff, but it definitely hurts,'' Lin said before Sunday's game in his first public comments since being a healthy scratch. ''I'm human. I've got emotions, too. ... It's discouraging sometimes. It's disappointing sometimes. All of those emotions, of course. I don't think anybody would feel great after a DNP, anybody. It doesn't matter who you are.'' NBA.com

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With the ball in Memphis point guard Mike Conley's hands, Lin did not take the foul. Even when Bryant was screaming at him to do so. Eventually, Bryant ran over and fouled Conley himself. Lin was asked what happened, and he said Los Angeles head coach Byron Scott repeatedly told him not to foul. CBSSports.com

January 3, 2015 Updates

Kobe Bryant yelled at Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin to foul Conley, but when Lin hesitated Bryant ran over and fouled Conley himself with 12 seconds left. It turns out Lin was simply following orders. Head coach Byron Scott said after the game that he had told Lin to wait until the clock ran to 10 seconds before fouling. Via Lakers Nation: “[Lin] was trying to listen to me while I’m trying to talk to him, and Kobe ran up and made the foul — and as I told Kobe that was my judgment, you know, just to hold off for a minute…. I was thinking it wasn’t going to make much of a difference, to be honest, because I knew we were going to get another shot at it as well. So I just wanted to wait until about the 10-second mark.” For The Win

January 1, 2015 Updates

Jeremy Lin: "Since my last blog post, a lot has happened. If I were to be honest, this season has gone in the opposite direction that I anticipated. I went through one of the worst, if not the worst, slump I've had in my basketball life, as well as having some of my poorest performances ever as a basketball player. Also at times, it has felt like the barriers were insurmountable or that I was powerless to control things around me. From a basketball standpoint, I’m obviously disappointed, but God is always working -- even through life's struggles and disappointments." jlin7.com

December 24, 2014 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin is feeling the holiday spirit, and surprised his teammates with customized Lakers headphones featuring the logo and their nickname printed on the top. “Customized headphones for the #lakeshow … early Christmas gift as we fly to Chicago!! Steve and X gettin theirs separately bc they cant travel with us” For The Win

Jeremy Lin: Customized headphones for the #lakeshow ... early Christmas gift as we fly to Chicago!! Steve and X gettin theirs separately bc they cant travel with us... (Huge s/o to @reconbeatlab @monsterproducts @mostprolific and @digitaltrends for helping bring my idea to life) http://instagram.com/p/w_8oqrOP97/ Instagram

December 23, 2014 Updates

Serena Winters: Jordan Hill: "We've got to play for each other, trust each other." (Jeremy Lin also echoed "play for each other" last night) Twitter

December 20, 2014 Updates

"How many game winners has he hit like that?" Lin asked, referencing Bryant. "I'm obviously rooting for him to hit that shot. I thought it was a good look. It was a very, very hittable shot. That's just a matter of time before he starts hitting those game winners." Then Lin added, "I like game winners too. I would love to shoot some. But I get it. That guy is kind of the king of game winners. He's going to hit that shot. He'll figure it out. That's why he is who he is." ESPN.com

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