Depending on which analyst you believe, Lin is either a one season and done journeyman with the Lakers or is falling victim to a superstar beyond his prime.
Lin scored just four points in 21 minutes for the Lakers in a 108 – 101 defeat at the hands of the Sacramento Kings Sunday. Lin attempted just three shots and appeared more interested in getting his teammates involved. He had a team high 5 assists in limited minutes.
Kobe Bryant, on the other hand, continued as a volume shooter. He had 25 points, but hit just 8 of 30 shots. That’s a very poor 26 percent from the field. More and more people are increasingly criticizing him for caring more about how many points he scores than whether the Lakers win or lose.
A blog in the Bleacher Report predicts Lin is likely to be gone from the Lakers after the season. The article by David Murphy criticized Lin for inconsistent, non-aggressive play.
Are Lin’s struggles the result of a lack of talent, his under utilization, or his inability to adjust to the Lakers style of play?
According to Sportige, the Lakers would be better off without Bryant on the court. The article by Greg accused the team of ignoring Lin.
Which side of the argument do you fall?