Jason Terry Not Buying Into Jeremy Lin Just Yet
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry is reportedly not impressed with Jeremy Lin’s recent success with the New York Knicks, according to The Star-Telegram.
"I've been a point guard in this league and (45 turnovers in seven games) would have gotten me on the bench real fast,'' Terry told the paper prior to Mavericks afternoon game against the Knicks yesterday.
"I think it's a lot of hype right now,'' Terry said. "Is he going to be a good player in the future? If he continues to work, he will.
"I've been in the league 13 years, and seven games don't necessarily make a career, but he does have great buzz right now,'' Terry said. "But we'll see when he face the (world) champs tonight.''
Lin scored 28 points and tallied 14 assists en route to helping the Knicks defeat the Mavericks 104-97.
Following the game, Terry admitted to reporters that he was impressed wit how Lin played.
“I think they found something in Lin, and they’re starting to piece together a team that can beat anyone,” Terry said. The 23-year-old, has exploded on to the basketball scene over the past few weeks after coming out of relative obscurity to help the floundering New York Knicks claim eight victories in nine games. He has done so without the help of Carmelo Anthony. The undrafted Harvard graduate has averaged 25 points, 9.2 assists per game in those games.