What to Watch For: Jeremy Lin Running the Point
The single-most aspect that many Nets fans are excited about is seeing Jeremy Lin take the floor in a Brooklyn Nets uniform. Lin will be Kenny Atkinson’s starting point guard, and will of course run with Brook Lopez and the other starters.
It remains to be seen how many minutes Lin will be allotted in the preseason opener, but Brooklyn will get their first look at their new point guard.
Lin came to the Nets in search of a starting role, and he found it. Brooklyn expects to run their offense through Lin, as he will set the tone with his playmaking ability.
On the defensive side of the ball, Lin is also expected to lead by example. Lin is not just a one-way player, and he will be worth watching on both sides of the ball.
It will be interesting to see Lin work in Kenny Atkinson’s offense. Atkinson and Lin spent time together with the New York Knicks, and are now reunited in Brooklyn. The Nets seemingly should be able to use Lin and Lopez effectively in pick-and-roll scenarios.
Lin won’t be the only new player to hit the floor during the preseason, but he will certainly garner the most attention. He is a polarizing figure, and even more so in New York. The Nets are happy to have Lin and by all accounts he is happy to be here. He will get his first shot to run the point for Brooklyn on Thursday.