Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
Nah, we don't agree. Money IS the issue here. The largest benefit for Dolan of having Lin was his ability to get the Timewarner MSG deal done. That deal has already been agreed upon. What will keep people going to games now is if the Knicks win games. Being a playoff team is good enough to fill the seats of MSG in a town that loves basketball. The 40 MIllion in luxury tax was not worth the investment for Dolan who felt he could still have a winning team with felton at the pg for now, and then address the issue later (i'd guess in the draft next year). It doesn't matter to him that Lin may have been the piece that took the team over the top because a fairly good team is good enough for him for the next three years.
I love how people ride the nuts of Carmarshmelo, a guy that forced the Knicks to trade 19 players, 36 draft picks, and 4.7 billion dollars so that he can have an extra guaranteed year on his contract.
But when Young Jeremy Lin reworks a deal to guarantee an additional 10$ million, then it's a problem.
The issue here is that Carmarshmelo and JR Chuckashotandsmokepot were hating on Jeremy Lin and his cash dollar, totally oblivious to the reality that they themselves are overpayed clowns.
By getting rid of Lin, Melo puts extra pressure on himself to produce and deliver. I certainly hope he comes ready to play next season.
Though I do remember that he took some heat around here when they made that trade. Questioning why SnT him, let him come to the Knicks in FA so we could keep our players. Melo did what was best for him and got the extra money same as Lin.
It's also not completely up to the players, they hire agents to advise them and in Lin's case because this was the first big contract he signed he probably relied on their advice exclusively.
And if we DO boycott, then Wilpon has less money to spend on making the team better. He'll just keep cutting payroll so he can hold onto the team, won't he?" The team will just keep getting worse and worse.
He better. No excuses...