Jeremy Lin could be a starting point guard in this league for a decade. He could make All-Star teams. And the Knicks just gave him up for nothing.
The Rockets will now get a second chance to capitalize on the point guard. Except this time, the unknown player Houston waived before last season will come at a high cost.
This is what you’d call irony. Knicks fans, at least the majority of them, want James Dolan to step in, overrule his basketball people and bring Jeremy Lin back to the Garden.
Some Knicks fans aren’t ready for the end of Linsanity.
With one move this weekend, the New York Knicks took a step toward the modern NBA game and at the same time alienated a large segment of their fan base who yearn for old-school basketball.
After an article in the Daily News yesterday, a lot of Jeremy Lin talk has dominated the Knicks’ scene. Lin, nothing short of a phenomenon last year, is starting to see the dark side of being the man in the spotlight in New York.
By all accounts, the Knicks are expected to match Lin’s offer sheet from the Houston Rockets, reportedly worth around $29 million over four years. But they might have some explaining to do.
They say everything is bigger in Texas. We’ll soon find out that’s true concerning Jeremy Lin’s contract.
It seems Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald will have a big-money decision to make on arguably his best draw.
The Knicks can match any offer Lin receives and have said they intend to keep him, though they reportedly may find some competition from the Toronto Raptors.
Perhaps it’s only fitting the Toronto Raptors reportedly have eyes for Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.
Once Mike Woodson solved the team’s woes on defense, the Knicks’ main issues can be traced to ball movement, shot distribution and teamwork. Nearly all of those problems can be partially solved by better point-guard play.
Could it be Steve-sanity next season in New York? If Amar’e Stoudemire had his way, soon-to-be free agent Steve Nash would be running the Knicks’ point next season.
Testing how much his surgically repaired left knee could handle this soon might be considered, well, Linsane.
Move over, Kobe and LeBron: Only Derrick Rose could top Linsanity when it came to jersey sales over the past year.