Hard to imagine an undrafted player who has spent time in the D-League in his first two NBA seasons being the answer at point guard for the New York Knicks.
Then again, who would have thought they’d have a losing record at 10-15 with Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and new addition Tyson Chandler.
So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Jeremy Lin has been a spark for the Knicks.
In his last two games, Lin has scored 53 total points and the Knicks won both games against the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz. In Monday’s 99-88 win, Lin set career highs in points (28), assists (8) and turnovers (8).
Got to cut down on the those turnovers, but Lin, who had a triple double in his one game with the Erie BayHawks this season when New York sent him down, has given the Knicks a shot in the arm.
One of the things Lin does is he keeps the ball alive like the guy who fueled Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense so well in Phoenix – Steve Nash.
Now Lin is not Steve Nash, but notice how he keeps the ball alive while dribbling underneath the basket on the baseline like Nash has done for years and find a guy open in the paint.
Nash has perfected that. If Lin can do the same, he’s one step closer to sticking in the NBA beyond this season.