Tinamaan ng LIN-tik; PBA stars who can do a Lin

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Who do you think is the Jeremy Lin of the Pba

Post by betterhalf on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:54 pm

Good Question... he's got to be academically inclined too..hmmm...tough one. RT @PoweradeTigers Who is the PBA's Jeremy Lin? ;)


mukhang mahirap pro kulitin lang mga katambay wla naman mambabasag sa atin dito


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Post by MR. FAST on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:08 am


Tinamaan ng LIN-tik; PBA stars who can do a Lin


Much has been written and said bout the New York Knicks’ and the NBA’s
current attraction and Media-love, the Chinese/ Chinese-Taipei-American
point guard Jeremy Lin. And while this writer usually steers clear of
anything NBA-ish as he prefers something close to the heart, we can’t
help but give credit where it’s due—while throwing in our two hopias worth of commentary and fantasy basketball talk.

Lin: Carpe Diem
Lin’s sudden “emergence” can be taken in different ways. An undrafted
23-year-old who was a week away from being cut from the roster before
finally being given his break pretty much sums up the whole
“Lin-derella” story for most. Personally though, this writer sees it
more as all the right pieces falling together at the right time.

The Knicks were starting to become irrelevant again despite adding
starpower with Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and latest acquisition
Tyson Chandler. They were losing games and didn’t know what to do
despite the obvious talent at their disposal. And if that wasn’t
enough, the wheels started falling off due to injuries to their stars
(they’re also still waiting on Baron Davis, who will most likely eat up
Lin’s minutes once he’s back).


Enter Lin. An average player who’s solid on all fronts but not exactly
star material. Unlike most African American basketball stars who rely
mostly on their explosive athleticism, Lin follows in the footsteps of
Caucasian (American and European) players. What he lacks in God-given
talent, he makes up for with skills. In Mike D’Antoni’s open court
offense, guys who can dribble and shoot will always flourish. It’s the
same principle that made stars off Leandro Barbosa, Boris Diaw and even
Quentin Richardson during their time together at Phoenix.

Credit should be given to Lin for making the most of this great opportunity to showcase his talent.

My argument however, is that he’s being force fed to produce—not his
fault, or the Knicks’ given the number of ball handlers and shooters
they have. Iman Shumpert is nice, but he’s not a point guard. Mike
Bibby is old. Baron Davis is out. So yeah, they’re pretty much stuck
with Lin at the one. His Chinese lineage is also another factor to
consider, and the conspiracy theorist within tells me that the Knicks
(and even the NBA) wanted to make the most of it to keep the Chinese
and Asian fans pleased (Yi JianLian is no Yao Ming).

That being said, this writer is willing to wager that certain PBA
stars, if given the same opportunity and backing as Lin, would probably
shine in the NBA. Bear with me please, since I did my research on this
one, here’s Lin’s college numbers (his game isn’t THAT different
really, watch his YouTube clips and he’s pretty much the same dude).

Jeremy Lin, PG, Harvard Crimson
29.2 minutes, 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists




Alex Cabagnot, PG, University of Hawaii Hilo Vulcans
29.3 m, 8.7 p, 2 r, 3.7 a
Cabagnot playing in a Mike D’Antoni style offense? Wow. There’s just no
telling what the KKS Wizard would do—from throwing lobs to Amare and Ty
to shooting clutch, back-breaking lefty threes to win games at MSG.
Defense? Wouldn’t matter, they’re the Knicks.

Gabe Norwood, PG, George Mason Patriots
18 m, 3 p, 2 r, 1 a
Not really, but we’ll give this a shot. Tall point guard who can’t
shoot, hesitates on drives and spaces out when he doesn’t have the
ball. Pass.

Jarred Dillinger, SG/SF, Hawaii Warriors
19 m, 5.8 p, 2 r, 1.2 a
Maybe not as a PG or a Lin replacement, but definitely an improvement
over one-dimensional streaky shooter Bill Walker. His defense is
inferior to the Knicks’ Landry Fields, but offensively, he’ll be a
definite improvement.

Marcio Lassiter, SG/SF, Cal-State Fullerton
17.8 m, 6.1 p, 2 r, 1.2 a
What? We’re looking for a PG? Okay. Just checking. Still a damn good, solid basketball player though. Raja Bell clone.

Chris Lutz, SG/SF, Purdue/ Marshall
26.2 m, 9.6 p, 2.1 r, 1.9 a
Lutz doesn’t have half Lin’s footspeed and passing skills, but this guy
would thrive in D’Antoni’s system as a catch and shoot or kick-out
option. He moves without the ball like a dream, and when forced, can
dribble to the hoop. Of the PBA guys on this list, Lutz is a perfect
fit for a back-up NBA player… if only he were 6”6.

And finally…




Mark Caguioa, SG, Glendale Community College
2000 Glendale Community College 1st Mythical Team Member
Sinubukan ko hanapin ung college stats ni MC47. Halos suyurin ko na ug Internet kaka search.
The Spark. Once considered by an NBA scout to possibly tryout for the
Toronto Raptors. Once offered to play for the Sidney Kings in the
Australian Leagues (which could’ve jumpstarted a possible NBA or
Euroleague career). Realistically speaking, there’s no way Caguioa will
be signed up by an NBA team at this point in his career given his age
and injuries. But boy oh boy, if Leandro Barbosa—a guard who can’t play
defense or shoot with consistency could make waves in the NBA, then so
can Caguioa. Skills wise, Caguioa is one of, if not THE best scoring
guards in PBA history (with Willie Miller a distant, timid,
lackadaisical and smiling second). On defense, he’s no Wyne Arboleda
but he can make stops from time to time. This writer fondly recalls
Caguioa’s rookie year where the then bleach blonde guard intercepted a
full court pass football-style much to the amazement of the crowd.
Would Caguioa be better than Lin? Yes. Because of his handles and
attack mentality. The shooting is there, the speed, and the swagger.
Plus, you won’t ever see Caguioa turn the ball over 11 times in a game
regardless of the league.

Only problem is, as the NBA scout aptly put it, “he’s short.”

Pinoy 5”11 (6 ft with shoes on) short.

LIN-tik na yan.

P.S.

This writer went with players who played college ball outside of the
Philippines to at least show that given the right opportunity and
platform, we can be just as good if not better than guys like Jeremy
Lin. From a purely Pinoy, homegrown standpoint-- TNT's Jayson Castro
would be a joy to watch as a sparkplug off the bench in the NBA.

Source: KKS

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Re: Tinamaan ng LIN-tik; PBA stars who can do a Lin

Post by athankings on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:45 am

wala aq masabi admin fast :10: :caguioa:

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Post by MR. FAST on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:50 am

kung skills lang ang pag uusapan, mas llamado di hamak si MC diba? yun nga lang pinagkaitan sha ng height

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Post by betterhalf on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:06 pm

kakaiba ka tlga idol :caguioa:

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Re: Tinamaan ng LIN-tik; PBA stars who can do a Lin

Post by MR. FAST on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:33 pm


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Re: Tinamaan ng LIN-tik; PBA stars who can do a Lin

Post by betterhalf on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:35 pm

kung sino man po ang may power dito Pa merge naman ako nito sa topic dito
http://ginebratambayan.hooxs.com/t704-tinamaan-ng-lin-tik-pba-stars-who-can-do-a-lin#25501

salamat

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Post by MR. FAST on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:39 pm

Mr. forty7 wrote:kung sino man po ang may power dito Pa merge naman ako nito sa topic dito
http://ginebratambayan.hooxs.com/t704-tinamaan-ng-lin-tik-pba-stars-who-can-do-a-lin#25501

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Post by betterhalf on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:41 pm

salamat admin fasty :thumbsup:

LINSANITY + GINSANITY = MC :caguioa:

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Re: Tinamaan ng LIN-tik; PBA stars who can do a Lin

Post by rentboy on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:47 pm

Nice read.

Isaksak na sa mga BIIk yan.

Pango vs Tukador ba kmo? Milya milya ang layo

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Post by skyscraper on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:01 pm

^ kung icoconsider nila ang height baket si Johnny A nun almost signed a contract na sya lang ang umayaw? Sino ba mas malaki sa kanila? Si MC or Johnny A?

Dami namang mas maliit kay MC! Sana Talent nalang at di Height ang kinonsider nila

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