Right, but McHale isn't a GM anymore. He's a coach, and as bad a job as he did with the T'Wolves, I'm pretty impressed by what he's doing so far in Houston. He's making Samuel Dalembert look like he isn't a worthless moron (until this week, anyway), which is an accomplishment for a guy who spent the first decade of his NBA career looking like he had absolutely no idea what his responsibilities on the court were.
And I love Jax as an analyst; I think he'll make a fine coach. Very heady player and one of the best creators of all-time.
Besides, the real reason those teams didn't lose any sleep over losing Lin is that they don't need PGs. The makeup of their rosters makes a little bit more sense than the makeup of this team's roster.
Regardless of how those teams ended up getting rid of Lin, the Knicks still ended up getting him. This is a guy who no one ever thought was getting a real shot. D'Antoni deserves credit, not blame, for going with him.
Lin is fine. Looks like a legit NBA player. Makes up for whatever he lacks in athleticism with brains. Understands how to play, even if he physically can't do everything you'd like him to. Could be a good back-up, for sure. Needs to improve his shot. I just can't stomach the laughable criticisms launched against D'Antoni, like blaming him for not realizing that Lin was "this good" until this point in the season. And when Lin has a few ****** games in a couple of weeks, it'll be D'Antoni's fault for staying with him.
What the hell is going on with this kid Lin? He actually looks like he fits this screwball system like a glove. I know they have been playing chumps but even then... I mean this kid does not look like a fluke he looks like he can play.