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The biggest story of the regular season in the NBA was the sudden emergence of Jeremy Lin. He came out of obscurity and turned into an international sensation overnight. The Knicks were in need of some help at point guard after several injuries, which meant an opportunity for Lin.
He turned in game after game of stellar play and led the Knicks back into the win column without the help of the injured Carmelo Anthony. Behind Lin, there was a new hope in New York after seeing the pair of 'Melo and Amar'e Stoudemire struggle in the early part of the season.
All of this is great, but Lin would benefit more from being on a team where he has more freedom to play his game. As 'Melo came back from injury, the Knicks didn't seem to be playing as well as they had been without him. Many were questioning chemistry issues with Lin, 'Melo and Amare, and I believe they were correct.
Lin has proven his worth at scoring the ball and finding the open man, but he has plenty to learn to become an elite point guard in the NBA. He is prone to turnovers and his court vision needs work, but he could really turn into something special if put in the right system with the right coaching staff.
I don't think his place is in New York where they have their stars already and a point guard who has shown a lot of potential in Iman Shumpert. Instead, Lin should look to become a building block on another team with a veteran presence in the coaching staff and on the roster.
With the right people around him, Lin could develop correctly and refine his game to possibly become the kind of player we saw him be this season.