Jeremy Lin and the Power of Screens
Jeremy Lin is an effective pick and roll point guard. With his return, the Nets may need to make screening a priority going forward for their role players. Lin has a reputation for being an effective pick and roll player, a play that he has excelled at since entering the NBA. Synergy Sports rates him as a “very good” pick and roll player. He’s ranked in the 71st percentile amongst all pick and roll ballhandlers, per Synergy.
Specifically, Lin excels when defenders go under the pick, ranking in the 85th percentile of all ballhandlers. Those are strong numbers. He continues to show a propensity for scoring off the pick and roll. The PNR is one of the easiest, yet most effective plays in basketball. The only area where Lin lags in the pick and roll is the right side pick and roll. Per Synergy Sports, he ranks in the 17th percentile for right side pick and roll.