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Mike D'Antoni

Is Lin real deal or overnight sensation?

He's good, but no star K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune Jeremy Lin is the real deal — as long as the expectation is NBA rotation player and not star. There's a reason Lin went undrafted, got cut and sat low on the depth chart until recently. And, yes, his breakout is one of the best storylines of this NBA season. However, Lin's five-game run has come against three bad teams and a Lakers team with an aging Derek Fisher trying to guard him. Lin appears to be an excellent pick-and-roll player, so that skill should translate to him lasting. And he's also in an ideal system for his skills. But expect advance scouting to catch up to Lin and his numbers to become more...