At the top of our 2012-13 NBA wish list is the cessation of the overuse of the word “Linsanity.”
We had enough of that last year, IMHO, and Lin should drop off the national radar once the fallout from his GQ cover article begins to subside. He had a nice game last night against the Grizzlies with 12 assists and five steals, but he also missed three of four free throw attempts.
He is playing on a team that has one proven NBA go-to guy, Kevin Martin, who is on an expiring contract and has been in Houston so long that he was supposed to be a part of the renaissance when Yao Ming returned from his foot injury — which never happened.
So we won’t be hearing much more about the Harvard alum once he season starts, because his team is going to stink. Nothing personal, but good riddance to Linsanity.
Wednesday brought the news that Kevin Love is going to miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured hand, and that is obviously not a good thing for the Timberwolves. When they had Ricky Rubio healthy last year they were in the playoff hunt and were one of the most exciting teams in the NBA to watch. After Rubio got hurt, they plummeted.
So the question now is what kind of a team can the Timberwolves be until they get their two best players back? And I think it is entirely possible they can be a .500 team through Christmas, when they should have Rubio back.
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