Posted on 18 Jul, 2016, by Greg in NBA
It’s hard to think of Jeremy Lin as an old, experienced veteran, but it all depends on the situation. With the Brooklyn Nets, he’s on the older half of the roster, and part of his role next season isn’t just going to be pushing the Nets on the court with his fast-paced style and aggressiveness, but also being a leader to a young, untested group.
歲月像把殺豬刀, 紫了葡萄, 黑了木耳, 老了小林,實在很難相信小林已經是個有經驗的老兵了,但這是一個相對的比較,在籃網隊成員裡小林是屬於LKK那一半,而他下季扮演的角色中,已經不只是在場上展現他的快速推進能力及企圖心而已,同時還要成為他那些年輕且未證明過自己的隊友們的領導者.
Lin isn’t the only veteran on this roster. Luis Scola and Randy Foye, both added in free agency, will be the 30+ guys on the roster. Scola will try to give the Nets some decent minutes (15-to-20 a night?) like he did with the Raptors, including his newly found 3-point shooting accuracy (hit 40.4% on 2.1 attempts a night last season, after basically avoiding them all year) while not sucking on defense. Foye will backup both guard positions , will give some defense, and maybe a little bit of his knack to come up with big plays in the clutch, while hoping his 3-point shooting picks up, making only 30% of his outside shots last season, playing on the Nuggets and the Thunder.
But both these players aren’t going to play meaningful roles. While veteran leadership in the locker room is always good to have (and I’m guessing that’s part of the reason Sean Marks signed the two of them), leadership really manifests, or fails to deliver, with the players who spend most of the time on the floor. It’s not exactly clear what the regular lineup for the Nets will be during the regular season, but Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez will be there.
但這二位老兵並不預期會扮演具有意義的關鍵角色, 當然有些更衣室領袖的老兵總是好事一件(並且我猜這是馬總簽下他們的原因之一), 不是每個人都有能力展現出卓越的領導能力, 特別是現在還不確知下季的先發或輪換名單為何時, 但布魯克-林將會成為籃網這條友誼小船的指引明燈!!
And this is also something semi-new to Lin, at least in a full time capacity. Locked as the starting point guard. Locked as the main ball handler and decision maker on offense. And also expected to lead this group, help mold it into something that becomes a winning entity, hopefully even this year, although don’t get your hopes up on too much success from the Nets in 2016-2017. It’ll be more about figuring out who is good enough to last down the long and winding road to success.
並且對老林而言這是一個半新的體驗, 就是將他所有的能量鎖定在先發控衛這個角色上(某前教練, 該付的錢別耍賴阿), 並鎖定主持球者跟進攻發動機的角色, 並且被期待能夠帶領這個團隊, 幫忙塑造出籃網的贏球方程式,就算在這個你不抱太大期望能獲的成功的2016~17球季, 希望最少能鑑別出那些球員是能跟籃網一起走向這條漫長且崎嶇的通往成功的大道..
Lin never had a problem being thrown into a bigger role and leading players, young and old alike. He welcomed it, every time, and was disappointed it didn’t happen more. It happened when he played for the New York Knicks in 2012, thrown onto the court from the edge of the bench to deliver a wild ride and gave Knicks fans their most fun moments in a very long time, which still haven’t been surpassed. It happened when playing for the Rockets in the small moments James Harden wasn’t playing, or was willing to let go. It happened on the Hornets each time they turned to him. Had they done it more often, especially in the playoffs, the postseason would have lasted a little bit longer.
This will be different. Even if the Nets don’t get the kind of attention the Knicks do in the New York press, it’s still New York, and Lin will be in the spotlight every night, and not just for two months of the season , or once every few games. But from smaller sample sizes, that kind of pressure and attention has never bothered him. The only things that do are often being yo-yoed by coaches and not given confidence from the coaching staff. On an individual level , if he knows where he stands and knows what his job is instead of guessing each night, he’ll be fine. From what his history in the league tells us, the better he does, the better his teams do as well.
狀況將會改變, 就算現在籃網隊並沒有像尼克斯那種媒體關注度, 但籃網還是在紐約市, 並且小林將會每晚都在鎂光燈之下閃耀, 不只是每季二個月, 或是幾場球一次, 但從之前的小範本里已經顯現, 這種壓力跟關注度不會讓老林覺得任何困擾, 會讓老林感覺困擾的只有(愚蠢)教練如溜溜球般上下捉摸不定的態度或是教練團的不信任, 如果老林明確知道他該干甚麼(指教練的信任)而不是每晚得揣摩昏君們的心意(還是指教練), 他會幹得很好, 他在這個聯盟的經歷已經告訴我們, 老林幹的越好, 他球隊也會跟著越好!!! (信老林得永生, 簽老林賺更多) !!!