Posted February 16, 2012

Jim Boeheim: It’s Ridiculous To Think Lin And Carmelo Can’t Play Together

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Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim says it is ridiculous to believe that Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin will not be able to play together.

“For somebody to assert that Carmelo Anthony can’t play with somebody it’s the most ridiculous thing that I’ve ever heard. I’ve heard a few now, but of all the statements I’ve ever heard that’s the most ridiculous,” Boeheim, Anthony’s former college coach said in an interview with ESPN.

Anthony, the Knicks franchise player, has missed nearly two-weeks with an injury. In that time, Lin, a previously unknown bench player, has played at an All-Star level, helping the Knicks win seven games in a row.

Lin has averaged 24.4 points, 9.1 assists per game in those starts.