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The Knicks gave a spirited effort tonight but they are not yet ready for Prime Time. The Heat pulled away in the third quarter and Jeremy Lin had his toughest game since becoming a starter as the Knicks lost in Miami. A good loss in a way. Shows the Knicks how far they need to go in order to compete with the best.

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 24, 2012 1:07 am

Actual question in an ESPN Mets chat:

Ron (Tempe)
Who are the grittiest "gamers" on this team? Any young guys?

(Doubled over in hysterics, thanking the good jazz gods I am not a)a Met fan, and b)someone who ever once used the words "grittiest gamers")

2 ms october   ~  Feb 24, 2012 8:53 am

i think that miami game showed why lin was cut a a couple of times. he can't handle ball pressure and he doesn't have the strength or quickness to be effective against the elite of the nba.
the steve nash comparison is off because lin is not that good a shooter and nash is one of the best shooting point guards of all time.
his scoring prowess is more about driving and he is not on the level of westbrook or rose to be able to score in the lane against good defenders.
the knicks are asking lin to do too much. part of the problem is melo and d'antoni are such a horrible fit. and amare turned into the tin man. lin can be a solid pg, but he can't carry an nba team for a season.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 24, 2012 9:49 am

2) Good points all around.

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 24, 2012 10:37 am

Mario Chalmers is the Manny Rey to Jeremy Lin's Emilio Rebenga

5 The Hawk   ~  Feb 24, 2012 2:58 pm

It's funny - people have a hard time drawing a positive conclusion based on ten games yet have little difficulty doing the opposite based on one game. I wouldn't read too much into Lin's performance last night.

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