Over the past few weeks, Jeremy Lin has gone from D-League player to an NBA star. When he got his chance off the bench against the New Jersey Nets on February 5th, Lin never looked back. In his past ten games, he is averaging 22.3 points and 8.4 assists. On Thursday night, Linsanity and the new look New York Knicks come to Miami to take on the Heat.
The Heat are capable of shutting down anyone on any team with their defense. Miami immediately needs to fluster Jeremy Lin and force him to turn the ball over. Turnovers have been one of the two things Lin has had trouble with so far. In the last 10 games, he has averaged 5.1 turnovers and once turning the ball over 9 times in a game.
The other knock on Lin, and probably another one of the reasons he has so many turnover, is that he is not very good at driving with his left hand. He always goes to the right and dribbles himself intro trouble, sometimes getting lucky and hitting a layup or dishing a pass out.
If the Heat are successful in forcing Lin to turn the ball over and going to the left, they will shut down Linsanity. This is a big game for Miami, considering they’re playing a completely different New York Knicks team than they have played this year. Shutting down Lin needs to be a priority and everything else will take care of itself.