以下是轉載至虎扑林書豪專區, 已有豪迷 紫金書豪做部分翻譯, 感謝紫金書豪.
因為作者不喜歡火箭和尼克, 76人也未補述, 所以我另外加了以上3隊的翻譯.
11 teams that can benefit most from signing Jeremy Lin in free agency
by Zach Harper CBSSPORTS
曾聽說過CBS是對小林比較不友善的媒體, 但這篇感覺還比較正面, 並且頗令人感覺振奮, 跟大家分享一下…
沒時間看長文JR的重點提示 : 小林的新合約很容易可以上看16M, 再不濟也有12M以上…
Linsanity was a phenomenon not too long ago.
In the 2011-12 season. Jeremy Lin was given an opportunity with the Mike D’Antoni-led Knicks to fill in at point guard. All of a sudden, he was putting up a historic stretch of basketball production in his first few starts, and Linsanity began sweeping across the globe.
11~12球季, 小林得到機會加入尼克斯在德老麾下擔任控衛, 幾場先發後歷史級別的演出突然間讓林瘋狂橫掃全球
The hype surrounding Lin has since died down. Following a 35-game run with New York, Rockets GM Daryl Morey, who once cut Lin, prepared an offer sheet the cap-strapped Knicks couldn’t match, bringing Lin back to Houston. Lin played two seasons of solid basketball for the Rockets before becoming a cap-cutting casualty as they moved him to the Lakers in order to sign Dwight Howard. A year later, Lin signed with the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year deal.
With a significant jump in the salary cap for teams, Lin is taking the intelligent road of not exercising his $2.2 million player option for next season. He’s making himself an unrestricted free agent after a great season under Steve Clifford in Charlotte. The goal is to cash in on the spike in available money and find a long-term spot in the NBA to further his career.
鑒於工資帽的暴漲, 小林選擇了不執行2.2M球員選項的明智決定, 在禮服伯麾下跟黃蜂度過一個成功球季後成為一個完全自由球員, 目標是尋得一個能長待的球隊來延伸他的NBA生涯並得到他應得金額的合約
Here’s everything you need to know about Lin’s free agency situation heading into this summer, as he’s one of the better point guard prospects to add to your franchise.
Why Jeremy Lin makes sense for your team
Some may look at the idea of signing Lin to a big contract as crazy because he’s not supposed to be your starting point guard of the future. Lin is nowhere close to a top 10 point guard, and ideally that’s the type of lead guard who deserves being paid big money. Lin earned a little over $8 million per year in the contract Morey gave him to pry him away from the Knicks. With the cap jumping by a third and a weak free agent class benefiting from that spike, Lin could see that old figure double pretty easily. At worst, he’ll probably see that figure go up 1.5 times.
有JR會把用大合約簽下小林認為是一個瘋狂的主意, 因為他不該是你們所支持球隊未來的先發控衛, 小林不會是前十名的頂尖控衛但他是那種帶領後衛線的理想人選並且值得付他大錢,
小林在被莫雷以平均年薪八百萬撬離開尼克斯, 但受益於工資帽即將大暴漲並且控衛的自由球員好貨不多, 小林相當容易能得到雙倍于八百萬的薪資(即16M)!!! 最差也在1.5倍以上(即12M) !!!!!!
Is it crazy to give Lin huge money in the $12 million range? That may just be the going rate. There is an excessive amount of money being thrown around this summer and Lin is a quality free agent that can add to your team. Perhaps you’re not grabbing him as your starting point guard, but paying him to be one of the three guards in your main rotation is a smart idea. It can become tricky if he starts making more money than the incumbent point guard, but that’s for management and future contract negotiations for that player to figure out.
給小林12M以上的 大錢是件瘋狂的行為嗎? 這可能只是一個現行的價碼(即只是符合行情,未考慮其他因素), 今夏將有多到爆炸的錢將被丟進自由球員市場, 並且小林是一個高品質能加入你們球隊陣容的自由球員, 也許你不是期待他成為你們的先發控衛, 但付錢讓他成為後衛線的主要輪換球員是一個聰明的主意, 也許他會比現在的先發控衛賺更多錢, 但那是你們家管理層跟那位球員的該去搞清楚該如何處理的事!!!
The beauty of adding Lin to your rotation is the versatility it provides. Lin was a fantastic role player for the Charlotte Hornets this past season and that was while seeing a dip in 3-point accuracy from the previous two seasons. Lin made just 33.6 percent from downtown, but shot 35.8 percent and 36.9 percent, respectively, in his two seasons in Houston. It’s probably safe to assume the 3-point shooting can improve in the next situation because of the success he had on the Rockets.
讓小林加入你們陣容最美的是他能提供的多功能性, 在過去一季對黃蜂來說小林是一個奇特的角色球員,他三分球的準確度雖然沒有前二季來的好, 但他的三分球未來能再度進步將會是一個安全的假設(這段不是很明白…)
Where he’s really adding value is in the lineup adaptability and the defensive impact he’s able to have.
The three lineups Lin played in the most for Charlotte saw the Hornets post a plus-8.8, plus-22.3, and plus-33.0 points per 100 possessions. Two of those lineups featured him playing in a dual point guard configuration with Kemba Walker on the floor. The other one had him running a big attack with Spencer Hawes, Frank Kaminsky, Marvin Williams and Jeremy Lamb beside him.
At 6-foot-3, Lin is a bigger point guard strong enough to handle some shooting guard matchups, which gives his team plenty of speed and quickness to create havoc for opposing offenses. Any stop can turn into a fast break. And having to defend them on the other end can be a real pain. The Hornets, a good defensive team in the first place, were about a full point per 100 possessions better with Lin and Walker on the floor together, despite giving up all that size. The Hornets played with this two-point guard lineup combination of Lin and Walker for about 30 percent of their season’s minutes.
小林是一個擁有6尺3身高的大型控衛, 這讓他能去掌控一些對位SG的回合, 這讓他的球隊擁有很多速度跟敏捷性的優勢去造成對方防守的浩劫, 任何的機會都能成為快速防守反擊, 並且在另一端要防守他們也成為真正痛苦的差事..這也讓原本是防守球隊的黃蜂在小林跟肯八同時在場上時有更好的每百回合成績, 這讓他們二人有30%的時間同時在場上.
Offensively, Lin was great creating for others in the pick-and-roll. In plays that included him either taking a shot, getting to the free-throw line, turning the ball over, or finding a teammate, Lin created 0.961 points per possession for the Hornets last season. That’s good for the 76th percentile in the league. In just situations in which he passed out to a teammate, that efficiency rose to 0.978 PPP (83rd percentile). That put him fifth among players with at least 315 possessions (Lin’s number) and slightly ahead of Chris Paul. That’s how good he was in the pick-and-roll.
描述小林進攻上的優勢, 這大家都知道了, 不翻
And that’s where his value comes into play the most. He can make others better on both ends of the floor, whether he’s playing with the starters or leading the second unit. So which teams should go after Lin this summer? Here are 10 teams that could benefit from signing Jeremy Lin:
小林場上的最大價值就是他能在攻防兩端讓其他隊友更好, 不管他是先發或是帶領第二陣容, 所以那些隊今夏應該去追求他? 以下是能從簽下小林獲得好處的十隊!!
The Hornets should absolutely try to re-sign Lin, but they’re in a bit of a tough cap situation. They have a handful of important free agents to keep. Al Jefferson, Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams (early Bird rights), Courtney Lee and Lin are all free agents. That could be tough to finagle getting everybody within the cap space because of Williams’ early Bird rights and Lin not having Bird rights at all. It probably means he’s on his way out, unless the Hornets decide to part with some of the available free agents they need to re-sign.
The acquisition of Marco Belinelli on draft night probably makes Lee expendable, but the Hornets are still tight for flexibility.
Brooklyn Nets (籃網)
The Nets have had two goals since Mikhail Prokhorov purchased the team: 1) Become a brand you can sell and 2) Become a brand you can sell that ticks off the Knicks. A pursuit of Lin not only accomplishes that criteria but it also adds some much-needed depth at the point guard position. Sean Marks is trying to rebuild a roster without many assets. He has Jarrett Jack as the incumbent point guard, Shane Larkin as a free agent and just drafted Caris LeVert as a combo guard, who Marks would like to see become the point guard of the future. That’s where Lin fits in perfectly.
籃網自俄羅斯土豪入主後有二個目標 (1)成為一個自豪的品牌(2)能讓球迷不買尼克斯球票的品牌(意思應該是打倒尼克斯吧), 追求小林可以不只達成上述目標, 還能讓控衛陣容得到最需要的深度, SEAN MARKS正嘗試在沒甚麼資產的況下重建陣容, 小林是MARKS未來控衛人選的完美契合.
Bringing him back to the New York area gives a nice pick-and-roll combination with Brook Lopez. It gives this team a PG who can play alongside both LeVert or Jack. The Nets have a lot of cap room, so they can afford to throw some of that toward lineup versatility that Marks would love to bring in from his days with the San Antonio Spurs. The Nets also don’t have a lot of available talent, so getting some0ne like Lin just increases the skill level on the roster, especially if Lin rediscovers his 3-point shot.
把小林帶到籃網能給LOPEZ提供一個擋拆的好組合, 能跟其他後衛完美契合, 籃網也有很多工資帽空間, 他們為了得到MARKS在馬刺時所有的多功能性陣容的也能負擔的起多花點錢, 籃網也沒有太多現有的即戰力, 所以得到像小林這種球員只會讓陣容的技巧檔次得到提升, 特別是如果小林能找回他的三分球火力 !!!
So what about a return to the Rockets this summer? The last time Lin signed a big contract, it was with Houston. It went fine, but it got complicated with James Harden later being added to the roster. The combination of Harden and Lin on the court was tricky because both were accustomed to having the ball in their hands. So why would Lin go back to that situation? He’s more accustomed to finding balance off the ball now and the hiring of Mike D’Antoni would make things much better for Lin.
He thrived under D’Antoni in New York and he shot the best of his career during his time in Houston. If the Rockets lose Dwight Howard, they’ll have plenty of money to pursue a replacement and Lin. Could be a very nice option for D’Antoni as he splits time between Lin and Patrick Beverley at the PG position.
如果火箭失去了德懷特 – 霍華德，他們將有足夠的錢去追求林。可能是德安東尼一個非常不錯的選擇，因為他會錯開林和帕特里克·貝弗利之間的時間在PG位置，講白一點就是黑貝會回到替補PG。
Philadelphia 76ers (七六人)
Despite a great draft night, the Philadelphia 76ers still don’t have a real point guard. T.J. McConnell and Kendall Marshall aren’t starters for an NBA team getting serious about winning, and with Ben Simmons becoming the primary playmaker for the Sixers, you need a guy who can play on and off the ball. That makes Lin perfect for Brett Brown’s attack. He can run 100 pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop plays with the options on offense. He adds a veteran presence they’ve been desperate for since the tear-down of the roster.
Lin also adds some marketability to the Sixers they could use in this Bryan Colangelo-led restructure. All of that stuff matters and with Lin taking the bulk of the point guard minutes, the Sixers would be far more competitive than they’ve been in the past. It’s not the highest profile guy the Sixers can get, but he’s a great second option for them in free agency. Plus, they have a lot of money to spend.
費城76人隊還沒有一個真正的控球後衛。 T.J. McConnell和馬紹爾很難在NBA球隊中去嬴得先發，並與本·西蒙斯成為七六人的主要進攻組織者，你需要一個人, 而這個人可以組織進攻。這使得林可以完美的布雷特·布朗的進攻做結合。
Chicago Bulls (公牛)
All of a sudden, the Chicago Bulls have a big opening at the point guard position. They acquired Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant in the Derrick Rose trade, but they still need a full-time point guard who can move the ball in Fred Hoiberg’s system. Lin can be that guy, so Calderon’s red carpet defense isn’t utilized as much and Grant is able to be brought along slower. Assuming Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah are gone in free agency, there wouldn’t be many issues in finding room for Lin under the cap. But they also need to go find a big man first.
螺絲忽然被交易 所以公牛需要一個能在HOIBERG系統下讓球流動的控衛, 小林可以是這個人, 這樣可以不使用太多的卡德隆式的紅地毯防守(我猜是讓對手像走紅地毯般優雅的就通過…), GRANT也可以不被太快的揠苗助長, 但GASOL跟NOAL大概是走定了, 所以公牛沒有空間的問題, 但他們必須先找到一個內線…
Memphis Grizzlies (灰熊)
The only way this option makes any sense is if the Grizzlies want to remain competitive after losing Mike Conley. If Conley decides to play for another team, the Grizzlies will need help at the point guard position. Lin could be a nice stopgap for them at the 1 and then they can figure where to go in the future. With all of this cap space for teams over the next two summer, he wouldn’t be hard to deal in 2017 if they decide to tear everything down and rebuild.
New York Knicks(尼克)
Lin just stated that he wasn’t going to rule out a return to the New York Knicks. It’s a smart strategy entering free agency to make sure any and all teams are possible options to make sure you have enough bidders to drive up the price. He also mentioned the acquisition of Derrick Rose makes it less likely for a reunion. Trading for Rose does mean finding a way to bring Lin back makes sense. You can’t rely on Rose being healthy, and Jeff Hornacek has had some success in Phoenix playing with two point guards in the lineup. Still, the money commanded could be tough to spend on a return for Lin, especially when you may need to open up the checkbook for Rose next summer. Plus, you don’t want to add a distraction of creating a controversy at point guard from Day 1.
林剛說，他不會排除重返紐約尼克斯隊。這是進入自由球員市場，以確保任何和所有的球隊是可能的選擇，以確保你有足夠的投標人哄抬價格的一個明智的策略。他還提到德里克 – 羅斯的交易使得重回尼克是不太可能的。交易羅斯並不意味著找到一個辦法讓林回是有道理的。你不能依靠羅斯的身體健康，而傑夫·霍納塞克已在鳳凰城的陣容兩點後衛打了一定的成功。
The Sacramento Kings may not be sold on re-signing Rajon Rondo, and Darren Collison’s legal troubles cloud his future with the team. The King have been desperate to make a splash in free agency since Vlade Divac took over the front office. This isn’t the sexiest splash the Kings can make, but he fills a void at the point guard position. Having him run pick-and-rolls with DeMarcus Cousins could be a great combination, and he’ll defend at a level Dave Joerger would demand from his point guard.
Orlando Magic (魔術)
The Orlando Magic already have a plethora of point guard options. Elfrid Payton has been the guy they’re grooming over the past two years. They have C.J. Watson as a cheap backup point guard. They also have Shabazz Napier on a rookie deal. But the Magic are now getting antsy to return to the playoffs and with Frank Vogel as the new coach, they could use a stable option at point. Adding Lin to the mix could make him either a nice backup to Payton or the guy that challenges Payton for the starting role to see if he can make the leap moving forward.
The Magic have a lot of cap room and probably don’t need Brandon Jennings anymore. Bringing in Lin creates a logjam, but one that is easily remedied with a deal to send Watson to a new team.
Dallas Mavericks (小牛)
The Mavs have plenty of options at the point position. They have J.J. Barea and Devin Harris on the roster for depth. They can try to re-sign Deron Williams and Raymond Felton this summer, and both players saw jumps in production under Rick Carlisle. They’ll also be targeting Mike Conley as their main free agent acquisition. But if all of that falls through and they decide Lin is the guy for them, it’d be a great move. Carlisle isn’t just happy to use lineups with two point guards; we’ve also seen him go with three point guards in a lineup. Lin’s versatility on both ends of the floor would give Carlisle the adaptation he wants with a lineup. The Mavs don’t have great success with drawing the big-name free agent recently so maybe Lin is the right backup option for them.
Atlanta Hawks (老鷹)
After moving Shelvin Mack at the trade deadline and Jeff Teague the week of the NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks’ point guard duties now belong to Dennis Schroder. He’s shown flashes of brilliance and he’s shown stretches of shooting himself, and by proxy the team, in the foot. He’s willing to gamble, but could use a calming veteran presence to play alongside and have as a backup option. Lin could absolutely be that guy to help Atlanta transition to a more stable attack with Schroder as the lead point guard.
The Hawks struggled last season playing a dual-point guard lineup. They were a minus-8.5 points per 100 possessions with Teague and Schroder on the court together. The offense was bad (95.4) and the defense was mediocre at best (103.9). Part of that was neither point guard was used to playing off the ball. Also, Teague’s knee injury probably limited what he could do defensively. You wouldn’t have that problem with Lin as the other point guard.
Atlanta’s issue in making this happen if they’re interested is the money. Al Horford is going to re-sign for the max if he decides to stay there. Then they’ll want to re-sign Kent Bazemore, who has early Bird rights only. That leaves no money for pursuing Lin unless they can work a sign-and-trade or he’s willing to take a much lower salary. If they lose Horford, maybe it becomes a reality, but the team obviously takes a bit of a nosedive in the process.