Mike D’Antoni Says He’s Comfortable Sticking With Jeremy Lin
New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni said that he plans on sticking with point guard Jeremy Lin but that he wouldn’t rule out using Baron Davis in late game situations, according to Newsday.
“Maybe,” he said. “We’ll see. I’m comfortable going with Jeremy. I think at the end of games, Jeremy finds a way to be positive, and he was.
“Jeremy’s going to finish games right now. He’s going to start games. And then we’ll see what happens as we go forward. But I’m comfortable with him.”
Lin struggled Sunday for the second time in three games. The newly established star was 6 of 16 from the field, and had six turnovers to only five assists. His two down games came against the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, however, two of the better defensive teams in the NBA.
As a starter, Lin is averaging 21.5 points, 8.9 assists, and 5.7 turnovers per game.