Tyson Chandler didn’t back away from talking about Jeremy Lin, as the rest of the organization has, but rather, he was completely straight forward, saying that Lin was too “inexperienced” and they upgraded their point guard depth chart this year over last.
“I think the toughest thing last year was our best players were at the [small forward, power forward and center] spots with nobody really to get them the ball in the right places,” Chandler said. “As far as being able to run the offense and putting players in the right position [Lin] just wasn’t there,” Tyson said. He’s now happy, though, considering he has “some veteran point guards that are capable of doing that.”
While I agree with the latter part of Chandler’s statement, I disagree on the part about Lin. I can’t disagree with the fact that he’s inexperienced, but he was capable of running this team. The biggest difference now, though, is that Lin needed to run the offense through him, while Felton, Kidd and Prigioni, will run the offense through others. This relates back to Chandler’s point of getting them all the ball in the right places. As much as I would’ve enjoyed keeping Lin in New York, like Chandler, I’m a fan of our point guard rotation this year and look forward to the things to come.