The New York Knicks are not playing on the same level as they were when Jeremy Lin was the sole star on the team, and it seems as though he may be losing his confidence. Lin helped the Knicks win seven consecutive games and was playing well as the lead man for the team.
However, once Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire returned to the lineup, Lin had trouble adjusting. Anthony has spoken to Lin on several occasion and he insisted that it was less about feeding him the ball than about keeping his confidence.
“I wasn’t really talking to him about getting me the ball out there,” Anthony said Wednesday night. “It was more just keeping his confidence at a high level. It’s a learning process for him, for us as a whole. We’re in it together.”
Basketball is a game of confidence and if Lin is lacking that, the Knicks will have trouble, but if he is in the right state of mind, the Knicks can be a very dangerous team come playoff time.