Does Jeremy Lin deserve to be a starter in the NBA? | The Tylt
Does Jeremy Lin deserve to be a starter in the NBA?
Jeremy Lin doesn't have to prove anything to be a starter in the NBA. Aside from his Linsanity days with the New York Knicks, Lin has shown he can compete with any starting point guard in the NBA.
Starting a majority of his games last year with the Brooklyn Nets, Lin averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. The only thing stopping the undrafted guard from starting are coaches who won't give him the opportunity. He belongs on the floor as a starter.
Jeremy Lin has always been a good penetrator, but as his career progressed, he has extended his range beyond the three-point line. However, his game is better suited for coming off the bench. He was great with the Charlotte Hornets in the same role. Lin is always pushing the ball and could be a great offensive spark off the bench.
Lin could be like Manu Ginobili, a great sixth man who comes in, buries the other teams second unit and play critical minutes in the fourth quarter. Being a starter is overrated. All that matters is getting healthy playing time, and having the coach trust you with the game on the line. Lin can accomplish all that as a sixth man.