Jeremy Lin’s shooting coach Doc Scheppler believes that with a larger role in Lin’s current squad, the Charlotte Hornets, the Asian-American guard can do more if he’s given the minutes on the floor.
In an interview with hoopshabit.com, Scheppler also discussed other things concerning Lin, including his jumpshot form and his role with the Hornets and how Kemba Walker is not the ideal teammate for Jeremy Lin.
“Kemba is an unbelievable athlete, but he’s not really fun to play with. I know I’m biased for Jeremy, but Kemba is a shoot-first point guard. It’s almost like he’s playing street ball. He doesn’t seem to trust playing with other people. Kemba could be a much better point guard if he trusted players,” Scheppler stated in what can be seen as a controversial statement pitting Lin against the starting point guard of the Hornets.
Shceppler went on to criticize Walker more saying that the Hornets starting PG should be setting up his teammates more, something Lin could do easily, according to the shooting coach.
Shceppler also added that he sees Jeremy Lin struggling with his jumpshot and shooting form this season. The shooting coach pointed out that this has led to Lin losing confidence in taking his jumpshots.
In 50 games this season, Lin is averaging 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists to make him the best scorer for the Hornets coming off the bench. However, Lin is shooting just 32.7 percent from the three-point area, his lowest since his second year in the league while playing for the New York Knicks.
Walker is the team’s leading scorer averaging 20.5 points plus 4.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.
At the All-Star break, Lin has helped the Hornets to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 27 wins against 26 losses at this point of the season.
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