Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
Holy ****.. Lin first player since Lebron James in 2003 to get atleast 20 or more points and 8+ assist in their first two starts...
What do you guys think of Lin's defensive abilities?
I like that he (tries to) takes charges and tries to go for some steals.
J-Lin schooled Deron Williams, then D-Harris, and last night it was Mr. Wall who ordered some take-out!
DAL fans down here in TX loved Lin. He actually outshined Wall in the Summer league with the Mavs.
There's never been a issue about Lon's intelligence, savvy, bball IQ, athletic ability, & offensive prowess. The questions were about how his game would translate in the NBA: Could he play enough defense, could he handle the physical nature of the game, could he run an offense, hit jumpers. Things of that nature.
Lin is taking his opportunity and running with it. A perfect storm has allowed him to step up. not having Carmelo & Amar'e actually benefits the kid. Get acclimated, w/out pressure, and run the show.
I've seen a PG with a nasty cross-over dribble.
I've seen a PG w/out excellent court vision.
I've seen a PG who can run the pick-&-roll (better than anybody on our roster).
I've seen a blazing quick athlete.
I've seen a bull-strong type penetrator who can finish at the tin amidst contact.
I've witnessed a PG who can set up our bigs (Amar'e will see his ppg bump up 6-8 points alone b/c of Lin's passing).
I know it's only 3 games. Greg Anthony started like this. But I haven't been this tickled about a young PG on the Knicks since Marc Jax & Rod-Strict.
J-Lin might save D'ant's job. MDA might finally have a PG who can run his offense.
He might be a gem? Who knows. If he is the Knicks will win 5 titles. Why? Well, first of all, the could use the max cap space they planned on giving Deron and shell that out to Eric Gordon plus spare parts.
What a starting 5. Enough left over to lure a Nash, sign JR Smith to hit 3s, and a back up big.
I'm excited again!
Lin-Novak reinforce what we learned last year in NBA Finals. A team beats a collection of stars. D'ant's offense will work if there's a PG to run it & spacing. Lin must still dominate the ball, and control the flow of the offense when Carmelo returns. CA's better not bully the youngster for the ball.
Lets just lock LIN in as a restricted free agent.
we have no more money once LIN gets some.
work just fine.
plus shump is getting better and better in his correct position....damn everyone is getting better.....even we feel better.....
This time last week we were F'in miserable and now its tough to contain the excitment.
$59,188,422 Is where we're at currently. Carmelo, Amar;e TC, Balkman, Shumpert, TD & Jordan. 12-15 million should get us Gordon, resign Lin, Fields, Joorts, Walker or Novak, Jeffries or a Big.
Certainly would help uf we found a taker for Balkman at deadline this season.
But say we give Gordon 6-8 mil a year (he obviously would have to accept a somewhat lesser deal: 5 year 45 mil or something). This leaves us plenty of money to resign our guy, and bring in a vet (Nash) with exceptions & stuff.
Still have to find a back-up PG and fast before Mike runs Lin into the ground and he gets *******.
*don't even want to say it, but y'all know.
Plus a back-up needs time to get acclimated also
I guess the only way it would work is if our big-3 stars all shave 2 mil off their current deals. Re-work stuff. Doubt that happens though.
Still, we could offer a deal in the vet min or exception stuff... What's that? 5 years for 5-6 mil or something? Teams over the cap are allowed to do something like this. BUT, you're correct, if Eric Gordon wants max money (which he'll probably covet), then there will eb another team getting his services.
So, let's look for another SG, and sign Nash.
If STAT and Melo are serious and want to win a championship in their career, they'll restructure their contracts and take 2-3 mill off each....
They won't go hungry.
Wait until Amar'e gets back. Pick-&-roll with the game's best finisher. Take that away, and there's the alley-oops option to Tyson. Gaurd both bigs, Lin takes it to the cup. Somehow defend all that, then how do you guard the 3-point shot, or stop the kickout to the league's best ISO player?
I think MDA cooked up Lin in the lab, sold his soul t save his job.
What Lin also does well is attack the bigs during the pick-n-roll. Exactly what you're supposed to do.