1. Get a girlfriend. Get married. Since he's a religious zealot and he's not gonna be doing the Harden strip club thing or Dwight Howard baby mama galore thing, Jeremy needs to find a girl and get married. You can see that with his body language and his play. LOFs are correct, he has talent, he has potential, PROVEN POTENTIAL. He's put up massive numbers before that Beverly nor Isiah Canaan will probably never reach. MULTIPLE TIMES. What has happened now is that Lin is BACKED UP & STRESSED OUT. Lin has lost all confidence and aggressiveness and he is acting out in a passive aggressive manner on the court. Get a woman and CLEAR YOUR MIND JEREMY.
His biggest problem is his STATE OF MIND. What did he say before Linsanity was born? "I DONT CARE WHAT HAPPENS OUT THERE, BUT WHEN I GET IN THE GAME IM GONNA DO WHAT IM GONNA DO AND LAY IT OUT ON THE LINE. IM GONNA PLAY MY GAME AND IF THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH THEN SO BE IT BUT IM GONNA PLAY THE WAY I PLAY BECAUSE THEN AT LEAST I KNOW I GAVE IT MY ALL"
Im paraphrasing what he said but that was basically the crux of what he said before the birth of Linsanity vs Deron Williams and the Nets. Play with nothing to lose. He also said that. He has lost that MENTALITY because he has finally got his contract and he has something to lose. He needs to go back to that mindset of playing with nothing to lose.
He's thinking too much out there basically and he's trying to be perfect in every action and its causing him to be hesitant and reluctant to shoot. Get a girl jeremy, get married, and get back that edge, that nothing to lose mentality. That's why Linsanity happened.
2. STOP BEING SCARED TO SHOOT. Harden is not holding you back. Nor is Mchale. Nor is anybody on this team. YOU ARE HOLDING YOURSELF BACK BY REFUSING TO BE AGGRESSIVE AND SHOOT THE BALL. There plenty of opportunities for Lin to put up a jump shot but he CHOOSES THE WRONG PLAY. During pick and rolls there are pockets of free space for him to use his alleged new and improve jump shot. Analytics say Lin is one of the best penetrators in the entire nba so teams play him first to take the shot coming around the pick and roll. Instead of pulling up for a shot he barges into the lane with the defense set to play you that way. That's why he is always stuck like an amateur driving in the paint with his dribble killed. Pull up for a mid range or 3pt jump shot. That is your proper play. Only drive to the basket when they play you for the outside shot FIRST.
Now if you choose to drive to the basket and get in the paint, you have 4 choices:
1 staright to the rim for a lay up/dunk
3 stop and pop jump shot/step back fade away
4 pass for a inside dunk/outside perimeter shot
YOU SHOULD NEVER KILL YOUR DRIBBLE ONCE IN THE PAINT. That is AMATEUR HOUR AT THE Y.
Watch prime steve nash. Watch chris paul. Watch tony parker. That's how they make their living.
Do these two things and i guarantee you Lin brings back Linsanity on a nightly basis.
ps- LOFs, make sure Jeremy gets this message if you guys want him to continue his nba career.