Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
Get your facts straight. Felton tade first then he signed. This has already been confirmed on the SI article.
So, what we have here are two scenarios.
The first is the one that Stephen A and Isola want people to think: Lin agreed upon one deal on July 5th, finalized it, told the Knicks about it who gave him the assurance that they would match it. He then used this "inside information" to get a better monetary offer from Houston.
The second is one in which Lin's agent and the Houston FO were negotiating a contract. During this negotiation, the talks were in the ballpark of 3 years 20 million, but nothing was finalized. Somebody then leaked information to Stephen A or Frank Isola, who reported it as an agreed upon value. In reality, all sports agents and people in the FO use leaks as a way to increase leverage and gain information during a negotation. Why do you think we have seen Dwight Howard already traded 4 times in the past 12 months.
With the report out and seeming acceptance that the Knicks would match the offer, the contract was renegotiated to the 3 year 25 million offer sheet. We do not know whether it was the Houston FO or Lin's agent who leaked the July 5th report, but the bottom line is negotiations are ongoing and no offer is agreed upon until the offer sheet is signed. .
Unsurprisingly, it is the same writers who ran with the July 5th report that are playing up the whole Dolan being offended by the "2 offers" angle. It is in their best interest to preserve their title as "insiders," because without it they are just idiots with a twitter. It just bothers me that these guys can never admit to getting a story wrong.... When they report a trade that ends up not happening, the deal "fell apart." When it's a contract like this, the guy "went back on his offer." Contracts/Trades are not final until it is in writing. Period.
And as far as how pissed he seems in his post....the guy's handle is "Linvincible..." you gotto cut him some slack. It has been a very rough few days.
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[Only registered and activated users can see links. ].cnn.com/2012/basketball/nba/07/16/knicks-blazers-raymond-felton.ap/index.htmlPosted: Friday July 13, 2012 11:40PM
A person with direct knowledge of the move says Knicks guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has signed an offer sheet with the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the move was not announced.
Another person familiar with the negotiations says it's a three-year deal worth about $25 million. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms had not been announced, says the third year is worth about $15 million.
Once again, the Felton trade happened after Lin signed, not before.Felton and the Knicks agreed to a multiyear deal Saturday, providing them another option if they decline to match the offer sheet Lin signed with Houston.
Pay attention to the timestamp at the bottom of the tweet the fix was in long before 16th of July
All this talk about the time period of what happened doesn't matter that much. The bottom line is, you're saying that Lin got greedy and signed onto Houston for a higher paycheck. That's not true. If Lin was really greedy for more money, he would have settled for smaller paycheck in NY and made 10 times more money off of endorsements in NYC.
He even says in the most recent interview that he's sick of people assuming he's in it just for the money. And he says he had a chance to sign for a crapton of endorsements but only signed 3.
Wow.....1000 posts! Don't think we've tipped the ton before.