The New York Knicks did what they had to do. James Dolan's willingness to let Jeremy Lin go really wasn't much of a choice. The ridiculously expensive third year of his backloaded deal would have run the Knicks $14.9 million, plus the matching luxury taxes. Even if Lin's marketability could financially justify matching the deal offered by the Houston Rockets, the utter loss of cap flexibility changes the equation for an organization that must conduct a delicate balancing act over the next few years.
I want to simply start off by saying that I don't think Jeremy Lin is worth $25 million over the next three years. The contract on the table right now from Houston is ridiculous (right Melo?). Any reasonable basketball analyst would... Read Post
For the 2012-13 season, Jeremy Lin will be playing point guard for the Houston Rockets. The New York Knicks let him walk away and got nothing in return for the global sensation. But was the reason the "poison pill" third year of the... Read Post
Maybe Linsanity isn't a lock to play for the New York Knicks, after all. According to ESPN.com's Chris Broussard, there is a distinct possibility that a team like the Toronto Raptors could offer Jeremy Lin a backloaded four year, $4... Read Post