Found October 29, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
According to the Associated Press, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams gave his opinion on the whole Linsanity commotion that erupted at the end of last season. For one thing, Deron Williams is not a believer of the Linsanity movement that was exciting to watch from any angle you viewed that from. The New York Knicks ended up letting Jeremy Lin go at the conclusion of the season. Lin would end up signing a lucrative deal with the Houston Rockets and the Knicks would later acquire a bunch of guards.
According to Deron Williams, he likes the idea of the Knicks trading for Raymond Felton rather than signing Jeremy Lin to a big contract. Williams said,
I would say Raymond Felton is a better point guard than Jeremy Lin, in my opinion. He is just proven.
D-Will continued his views and stated,
You’ll have to see Jeremy Lin. He had a heck of a run. The numbers he was putting up were All-Star-type numbers when he was starting, so we’ll see how he does this year. But going off of track record, you know I’m going to go with Raymond Felton and Ray probably had his best years, that half season he was there. I guess he likes the bright lights.
Deron Williams brings up a valid point. Jeremy Lin’s numbers are inflated because he was inserted into the starting line-up late in the season and just went off with scoring. As for Raymond Felton, his averages include the games since he entered the league in 2005. All in all, who the better point guard makes for a good conversation. On the other hand, comparisons between two players of the same position is hard to pinpoint due to differing point guard styles and abilities.
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