Jeremy Lin: 7 Point Guards on a Mission to Destroy Knicks Point Guard
New Jersey's Deron Williams got his revenge against New York's Jeremy Lin last night, going for 38 points in a New Jersey win.
Williams isn't the only point guard in the NBA who would like to take his shot at the NBA's newest overnight success story.
Unfortunately, looking at the Knicks schedule for the rest of the season, guys such as Russell Westbrook, Steve Nash, Kyle Lowry, Stephen Curry and others won't get their first shot at Lin, but here's a look at seven point guards who will get their opportunity to take it to Linsanity.
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With all of the hype surrounding Lin the past few weeks, the outstanding rookie season that Irving has put together has almost been forgotten about.
The Knicks and Cavs meet up for New York's first game following the All-Star break and it presents a rare situation where the 19-year-old rookie is actually the more experienced player.
The two young guards promise to turn in an exciting matchup. Irving, who's way beyond his years when it comes to being an NBA point guard, could provide quite the test for Lin.
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Do you think Rose doesn't want a shot at Lin?
The reigning MVP and leader of the 26-8 Bulls is having a fine season, averaging 22.0 PPG and 7.7 APG, but he's been somewhat overshadowed by the emergence of Lin.
This promises to be a great matchup of two exciting young guards.
The Bulls and Knicks meet three times before the season ends. It will be interesting to see what type of problems the defensive-minded Bulls will be able to create for Lin.
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Less than a month ago, Chris Paul and Lob City were the talk of the NBA, but just like everyone else, they've taken a backseat to Lin in the headlines.
The Knicks and Clippers don't meet until the next to last game of the regular season on April 25, but you can bet Paul will be up for this one.
Paul's one of the standard bearers among NBA point guards and his ability to penetrate on opposing guards as well as his defensive ability will be the ultimate test for the Harvard graduate.
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Jennings is having a great season, averaging 18.3 points and 5.2 assists per game. The last time he and the Bucks visited Madison Square Garden, he torched the Knicks for 36 points in a 100-86 Milwaukee win.
That was pre-Linsanity, though.
He will definitely be up for a matchup against Lin, but it won't be as easy for him this time around.
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Felton was very good for the Knicks before he was a part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.
He hasn't really been as effective since the deal and has found his struggles in Portland.
He will definitely be out to make a statement against his former team and their new superstar when the Knicks host the Blazers March 14.
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It's the savvy veteran Parker against the upstart youngster Lin when the Knicks travel to San Antonio March 7.
Parker is having a great season, averaging 19.5 points and 7.9 assists per night.
Parker's probably forgotten more about being an NBA point guard than Lin has even learned yet, but this won't be a walk in the park for Parker.
Both guys can test each other at both ends of the floor and have a lot of similarities to their games.
This could turn out to be one of the better individual point guard matchups the second half of the season.
Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams
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Holiday and backup Lou Williams have been a big part of the outstanding first half of the season the Sixers have jumped out to.
This could prove to be the biggest matchup of the year, as it could ultimately end up determining the Atlantic Division champions.
The Holiday-Williams combo have combined to average 29.5 points and 8.4 assists per game, which is just slightly better than the 24.6 and 9.2 Lin has averaged in his last 10 games.
Lin will certainly be tested by the NBA's best defensive team, allowing a league low 87.3 points per game.