Jeremy Lin’s Turnover Problems Mean More Run for Baron Davis

March 5th, 2012 by Eric Ball Leave a reply »
The Linsanity of the past month has finally subsided. Now it’s time for the New York Knicks to focus on how to win a playoff game for the first time since 2001.

Point guard Jeremy Lin is clearly worthy of being the starter after averaging 21 points and 8.4 assists in February, but that doesn’t mean he should be playing every moment of every game. The time is now to fully incorporate Baron Davis into the rotation. 

In Sunday’s crushing OT loss to the Boston Celtics, Lin missed 6-of-7 shots in overtime and continually let Rajon Rondo blow right by him. He played 16 minutes less than Rondo and was clearly not in the same shape physically. It was also another six turnover game for the 23-year-old. Fans keep expecting the turnover issue to improve, but nine games with six or more turnovers in less than a month is unacceptable.

Lucky for the Knicks, they have a backup more than capable of filling in during crunch time. He also just so happens to have 46 games of postseason experience. While the 32-year-old Davis isn’t going to win your team a championship as a starter, he is an outstanding backup at this poi ...

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