No matter what the sport, sometimes free agents can change the history of a franchise, like when LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sometimes a player can come out of obscurity to change the history of a franchise, like when the New York Yankees drafted Derek Jeter. Probably the most obscure so far this NBA season has been Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. Lin played in 29 games last season, only 9.8 minutes per game, for the Golden State Warriors. The early part of this season looked similar to last season’s abysmal and dull performance for Lin. However over the last 2 games, with a serious increase in playing time and a serious increase in responsibility, Jeremy Lin has put up some seriously crooked numbers.
The start of the real success for Lin, took place this past Saturday (2/4/2012) while coming off the bench. Lin played for 36 minutes at point guard, running the offense and putting up 25 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. This clutch performance, leading the New york Knicks to victory against the New Jersey Nets, earned Jeremy Lin the start on Monday (2/6/2012) against the Utah Jazz. Lin delivered again scoring 28 points, dishing 8 assists, grabbing 2 rebounds and 2 steals in 45 minutes, while once again leading New York to the win. The New York Knicks have been desperate for a real point guard, and it appears that they may have a solution, Jeremy Lin. A lot of the hoopla this NBA season in New York about the point guard position has been surrounding Baron Davis. The questions have been about Davis’ health and when will he make his New York Knicks debut? Will Baron Davis supply the leadership the New York Knicks need at the point guard position to get them to the playoffs? Now the biggest question pertaining to Davis that is boggling the minds of Knicks fans is – who cares about Baron Davis? Even a bigger question at this point seems to be – is Jeremy Lin the real deal? In fantasy basketball he is an overnight sensation. Pick Jeremy Lin for top notch production in a late round spot at the guard position.