When you mix Charlie Sheen with the New York Knicks, you get one thing: LIN-ing!

Jeremy Lin, the first-year point guard from Harvard, has sent New York and Knick fans into an absolute frenzy. The 6’3″, 200 pound Lin has played significant minutes and has put up big-time stats, leading to three straight Knick victories. In those three victories, Lin is averaging 26 points per game, eight assists, and two steals. Among point guards, only reigning MVP Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook come close to those numbers. Lin is playing some awe inspiring basketball, but should Knick fans expect this hot streak to last?

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Outside of scoring the basketball, Lin has done something that other New York point guards have failed to do–get Tyson Chandler going offensively. Chandler has averaged 16 points per game and grabbed 11 rebounds per game with Lin running the show. In addition, Chandler has been much more aggressive on the defensive end, swatting five shots and collecting six steals. I’m a big believer that offensive contribution inspire defensive play and Chandler has been showing that.

Back to Lin. Just from watching Lin play, he is a trust ‘pass-first’ point guard that the Knicks desperately need. From reading box scores, it’s difficult to see that. However, the Knicks have played their last two games without Amare and Carmelo and the haven’t missed a beat. That’s a direct reflection on Mr. Lin and his floor leadership. 

It’s hard not to get too excited from watching Jeremy Lin, but the Knicks last three victories have come against the Nets, Jazz, and Wizards. The Knicks have a huge challenge in the form of the Lakers on Friday. Carmelo will be out again, but Amar’e status is uncertain. Regardless, expect Mr. Jeremy Lin to keep doing what he does best–playing with reckless abandonment while making his team mates better. 

As long as the Knicks are Linning, people will love Jeremy.