How could you not make the mental leap? Jeremy Lin signed to play back in New York City with a coach who was the right-hand man of Mike D’Antoni in New York — Linsanity is back, baby.
No, it’s not.
Lin has heard about the wild “Linsanity” run for four years now, and told NetsDaily.com he has moved on.
“I’m so far past that,” he said of his 2012 run as a New York Knick. “From the outside, really during the season, I don’t read anything, tweets or comments or articles or what this commentator said. So expectations are going to be the same for me and I’m going to go in and keep my mind right, play for God and I think the last couple of years, I’ve been able to live with the results.
“I played, I think, the right way and that’s the way I want to play in Brooklyn.”
Linsanity was a perfect storm that came together for one entertaining, wild run — due to a rash of injuries D’Antoni had to turn to Lin to create offense, and he thrived in that system with shooters around him. That storm is not hitting Brooklyn. They still have Brook Lopez in the paint. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is going to get the ball in his hands. The dynamic of the team is different.
Lin is a great fit in Brooklyn; he will have the ball in his hands and be asked to create, which is when he’s comfortable. The Nets are not going to be good but they will not be terrible, and there are some interesting young pieces to watch. And Lin.