wow, this still going...
Maybe they know more about Lin’s abilities than the casual fans and the ppl on this board…. Did any of you guys ever considered that? I’m sure somebody within the organization was watching his rehab and if his game was effected by the injury. Maybe they know his knee will be an issue. And if he sucks and/or gets re-injured… not only will it be a waste of good money, but it will cause dissention within the team because there are players on the team that have been putting in consistent work over years (not days) and have yet to get such a pay day. That’s contract turned into Air Jordan money; do you honestly think he’s on that level?
People say we can trade him later…but who are we going to trade him to if he’s sucking and possesses a hugh contract? Who is going to want to pay a waived player for not playing?
If nothing else…remember the following clear facts. He’s an undrafted player waived twice, shipped back and forth to the D-league, and busted up his knee. NY media has blown up everybody that played on the Knicks. At one point TD was the toast of the town too…but we see what happened to him, right?
Also, I will ask this seemingly avoided question again…Has anyone here seen JLIN play after he tore up his Knee?
How many players do you know make a 100% healthy return after tearing up their knee and played exactly the same way before injury? I’m not talking about knee sprains here…. I’m talking about a tear that has the potential to tear again when that area of the knee is constantly going thru strain, flexing, bending, pounding, sudden movements such as cutting and jumping, and constantly hitting the floor. As reckless as JLin is… it’s only a matter of time before he hits the ground again and the IR list. No one here or elsewhere has seen him play any other way, no one knows if this undrafted, waived d-leaguer can change his game up so he doesn’t crash and burn during an 82 game season. Did some of us forget the fact that linsanity died before he got himself hurt? Perhaps amnesia is one of the symptoms that come with the linsanity syndrome?
One thing’s for certain. The ppl within the Knicks organization and around the league know JLin way better than all of us here…and their involvements (and lack of involvement) tell it all. The only ones going linsane is Houston and the casual fans. Houston just wanted their Asain market back; they care little about winning right now. But what’s the excuse for the fans? Well actually…The answer is quite obvious. We all know Dolan has the money, and has paid plenty of underachievers, but his reluctance to match Lin, IMO was a sign of being responsible and finally showing some dedication to the team FIRST. He doesn’t need that JLin money and we should all know that by now. Get over it and move on peeps. There's absolutly nothing we can do about it...other than whining.
Here is the deal, Lin already signed the first offer sheet he wasn't obligated to sign the second... Lin went back to Houston and signed the second whereas this is where the Knicks drew the line...
First contract was matchable but when they got wind he went back to sign that second offer sheet, NYK Brass had to make a judgment which was trade for the less expensive Felton...
Everyone needs to realize, YES this is a business, and YES Lin screwed the Knicks first by signing a second offer sheet, thus ending his time in New York...
Don't close the window on CP3 landing next season via a S&T:
You think it was coincidental that Novak pure shooter got over paid this off season, Brass is looking ahead at him being a possible trade chip
Lin had a meniscus tear, you get a scope and and you're back within a few weeks. Shump has far more serious knee problems, you should comment about his injuries.
im seriously f-ing sick of the Knicks getting rid of the young players in this manner.
there's a big difference
This is all Dolan's fault. He became offended and betrayed at what should have been business as usual. If anything, the knicks should have been in contact with Lin previously and either made an offer or at least kept track of the situation. Lin wanted to be in NYC, the knicks wanted him back. This clusterf**ck just happened due to lack of communication and dolan being an overly-sensitive, prideful jackass. Still a knicks fan, but just pissed at dolan right now.
That part really ticked me off about lin. Now hes just lying.