Jeremy Lin’s numbers since All Star break are mediocre

Jeremy Lin’s numbers since All Star break are mediocre

The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Indiana Pacers, 108-101 on Friday night led by Kemba Walker, who had 33 points and Nicolas Batum, who had 31 points but Jeremy Lin was once again lost in the rotation playing just 23 minutes and had 7 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the floor.

Lin is still one of the primary bench players for the Hornets but with the acquisition of Courtney Lee, who has started and finished games for Charlotte, the Asian-American guard’s minutes and production has gone down.

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Here’s a look at Jeremy Lin’s numbers, the past eight games or since the NBA All-Star Break:

vs. Milwaukee Bucks – 4 points on 1 of 8 shooting in 23 minutes
vs. Brooklyn Nets – 11 points on 3 of 10 shooting in 31 minutes with 5 rebounds and 4 assists
vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting in 25 points with 4 assists
vs. Indiana Pacers – 7 points on 3 of 8 shooting in 22 minutes
vs .Atlanta Hawks – 15 points on 4 of 7 shooting in 21 minutes
vs .Phoenix Suns – 6 points on 1 of 7 shooting in 17 minutes
vs. Philadelphia 76ers – 14 points on 4 of 6 shooting in 20 minutes
vs. Indiana Pacers – 7 points 3 of 9 shooting in 23 minutes

The Hornets are 6-2 in these games and in the two losses, to the Cavaliers and Hawks, Jeremy Lin provided the numbers but it came in garbage time as Cleveland and Atlanta won via blowouts.

Lin, who averaged more than 26 minutes per game earlier in the season, has his playing time cut. With the Hornets winning, it’s hard to blame Hornets head coach Steve Clifford’s decision to bench Lin in the crucial moments of the game.

Photo courtesy: Instagram/jlin7

  • Mus

    yea, C. Lee is there.

  • oldpro

    I have noticed it but his plus/minus numbers are very strong. I can assure you he is the last one to be concerned about raw numbers. There is no better teammate

  • westseadoc

    It’s hard to complain as to how Clifford is using his personnel, given they are winning much more consistently. I still contend that he is coaching as if he is not confident in getting into the playoffs rather than coaching as if he will and is planning on making a deep run. 35 + minutes frequently for Walker and maybe Batum is likely to result in fatigue or injury to the players and his bench is not being adequately groomed and prepared to play aggressive minutes. Lin’s use might be down but it is hard to determine if that is because Clifford is devaluing him or because Walker-Lee-Batum is playing so well together that he needs to keep Jeremy fresh to lead the bench.