Jeremy Lin Improving: Beautiful No Look Pass (VIDEO), Ups Shooting Percentage
Jeremy Lin shot just 2-of-10 from the field when the Rockets faced the Hornets earlier this season. (Photo: REUTERS)
Okay, we admit, we've been pretty harsh on Jeremy Lin so far this season with several posts, pointing out his then-horrible shooting percentage and string of single digit scoring games. Plus there was that airball in Miami.
But now? It's time to give props. Lin -- while still far away from the peak of Linsanity -- has slowly steadied himself into being an average NBA starting player. That's not a backhanded compliment. Considering his undrafted status and that he's the first Asian player who isn't a giant to stick in the NBA in decades, it's amazing what he's acheiving.
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As of this writing he's averaging 12 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds a game, with 3 turnovers game. Most importantly, his shooting percentage is up to 43% now. Still nothing to brag about, but hey, it's at least respectable.
And last night he had a beautiful no look pass -- something that Lin clearly has a knack for -- to Greg Smith for a monster dunk.
As anyone who's played basketball knows, there are two kinds of no look passes. The fake ones, in which a player passes the ball and then looks away (LeBron James does this a lot), and the real one, where a player literally makes the pass to a direction his eyes are not facing. Lin's pass fits the latter category.
It's obviously Lin has put in hard work this season -- he stated himself he had been playing horrible a month ago -- and it looks like it may be paying off.
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