Q: Can you describe the excitement of finally having the chance to run a team?
(Jeremy) Lin: “I’m extremely excited. I feel like I’ve waited a long time for this opportunity. I’m really focusing on just having fun with it and enjoying it because I really regret not doing that earlier in my career during some of the opportunities or some of the peaks. I didn’t feel like I was able to enjoy it as much because I was so focused on the next thing.”
Source: Greg Logan of Newsday
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN