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Video: Talking “Linsanity” with Amar’e, ‘Melo and Lin

Feb 14, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

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Tonight Linsanity — AKA the New York Knicks — goes north of the border to Toronto.

Amar’e Stoudemire will be back in the starting lineup and he talks about liking what he sees. Of course he does, he’s got a PG who can run the pick-and-roll again. We told you already Carmelo Anthony is happy not to have to play the point forward role (and should be back around the end of the week).

And Jeremy Lin says he thinks blending in two elite scorers is going to work. Of course he does, what kind of point guard would he be if he said they wouldn’t?

  1. zblott - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    The stats tell us that he and the Knicks are headed back to earth very soon:

    http://www.behindthebasket.com/btb/2012/2/14/what-the-statistics-tell-us-about-jeremy-lins-eventual-fall.html

  2. khandor - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    LOL. The “stats” will eventually be proven wrong … if what they say is that the Knicks, when healthy, and with Lin as their Starting PG, will in fact fail to qualify for the playoffs in the EC. Book it. When a gift horse has fallen into his lap, Mike D’Antoni has consistently shown that he knows how to get his teams into the post-season.

    • zblott - Feb 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

      By “proven wrong,” do you mean Lin will magically go against years of history and common sense and a) stop turning the ball over like he always has, b) continue to shoot at the rim as often as Dwight Howard, and c) continue to drain mid-range jumpers at one of the greatest rates in NBA history even though we know he’s not a very good shooter?

      The Knicks have played a horrendous schedule and are barely hanging onto the 8th spot in the East, but at least every team behind them is either unbelievably terrible (Wash, Char, NJ, Det) or some combination of very bad and terribly injured (Clev, Tor, Mil) — not exactly saying much to predict they’ll make the playoffs out of that bunch.

      • therookie773 - Feb 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM

        Don’t you think you’re missing the bigger picture besides bringing up stats? sometimes numbers are not a good indicator of how well a player is doing to motivate the team. What you said is just stating the obvious, every player will have a crappy game sooner or later, this is a given. He just shot a game winner so he’s pretty clutch in my books for the last few games even though he had 7 turnovers tonight.

  3. dysraw1 - Feb 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    people really dont know anything about b-ball J Lin shot an awful lot last week because he had to with STAT & Melo out. J Lin is gonna be just fine i figure about 12 n12 and we will be just fine

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