Chandler says Jeremy Lin wasn’t ready
by Reid Cherner, USA TODAY
Knicks center Tyson Chandler is a love the one you’re with guy and Jeremy Lin is no longer with him.
Chandler, a booster of Lin last season when Linsanity exploded, says the team is better off now that the point guard has left for Houston.
Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists before his season ended with a knee injury.
Chandler told Al Iannazzone of Newsday that “Jeremy was a young point guard who was inexperienced, who brought a great light to the organization. But as far as being able to run the offense and putting players in the right positions he just wasn’t there. We got some veteran point guards that are capable of doing that.”
“The intensity is way up and also there’s also calmness when we’re coming downcourt, with the point guards getting things under control and making sure we get good shots every possession,” Chandler said.
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