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    What can I say Im shocked. Just got on the internet for the first time since yesterday, and cant believe what im seeing. Only thing I can think of is Lin and Kidd running the back court with felton backing them both up. If thats the case I fn love the move. I just dont see that though. I have a feeling Lin is gone, that Woodson and Melo arent fans. Maybe he rubbed them the wrong way with his unwillingness to play in the playoffs, or maybe they just dont see the fit. Im in no way blaming them just opinions. Now If we are indeed running with Felton/Kidd who starts? I think if Woodson gets on Feltons ass(no homo) and he loses weight and gets motivated I think he may be a better fit then Lin for the Now. People are going to look at him as the guy who ran Lin out fo town. Him and Kidd for that matter. So they better perform. The NY media will eat them up if they struggle and Lin goes off in HOU.

    Its just a bad move for the future(and im not a big look to the future guy) to let lin go. Him and Shump are the only true young pieces we have on this team. Im just really surprised were going this route.

    Side Note- **** yeah KURT THOMAS!!!!! I used to love watching dude play. Gritty and had the lil mid range jumper that was automatic. Another smart albeit OLD player but I like what he adds to the mix as a guy to come in and give you a couple smart mins.

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    Kidd at the 2

    Felton at the 2

    I see it like this

    they sign all these players, then trade stat in the last year so he has an expiring contract along with someone else, if lin is worth it by then. idk

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    hes for sure comin back

    who was gonna share the two spot with JR

    His bro Chris?

    That would get interesting

    Lin may even get some reps at the SG pos

    well play a 2 guard back court, they can all distribute

    the POSition theory goes out the door and we play the hot hand

    love the idea

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    Originally Posted by Lilnickywood20
    hes for sure comin back

    who was gonna share the two spot with JR

    His bro Chris?

    That would get interesting

    Lin may even get some reps at the SG pos

    well play a 2 guard back court, they can all distribute

    the POSition theory goes out the door and we play the hot hand

    love the idea
    Same I love that idea. Just hope the Knicks do as well.

    I keep thinking if we dont keep lin our backcourt is an injury away from disaster until shump comes back. We still dont have a legit SG besides JR and why would they get rid of the gadz contract for soemthing other than a SG? I dunno. I hope it comes out pretty clear the intentions later today because imma be wondering bout this **** all day.

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    This **** crazy man, that's all I can say. Signing Kidd and Felton to 3 year deals is flat out crazy. Signing all these old players is crazy. Trading Jeffries is crazy. Not resigning Lin who has a ton of potential is crazy. Give Amare max deal but Lin 15 mil just 1 year (a player who prints money for Dolan).. letting him walk, come on man.

    Honestly I'm so tired of how this team is being handled AGAIN. If they don't resign Lin I think I might become a Nets fan honestly. Almost 15 years now this team has been a trainwreck to watch.

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    Who gives a crap about the third year. If Dolan doesn't want to pay it, then trade stat the final year, or something, he will have an expiring contract so if we do something like throw in, felton maybe? we can get rid of luxury tax.

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    Originally Posted by Caramelo_Sunday
    Because right now, the Knicks have no healthy shooting guards other than JR Smith, with Fields gone and Shump injured.

    Kidd will now see more time as shooting guard, and Felton will then be primary back-up to Lin.
    First off what did Hahn say? Every other NYK beat writer is guessing and probably talking BS to sell some papers and get some views.

    Add to that Kidd is 38. For two years in a row the lack of PG depth and over relying on an older PG to play big minutes to begin with blew up in the Knicks face. Kidd was brought to help mentor Lin and play decent minutes. He was not brought here to be the only PG in case Lin got injured again.

    Felton is the kind of "Kitchen Sink" insurance a team really going all in needs. Shump should be back in the playoffs that will give depth everywhere. Lin and/or Felton along with Kidd as a duo of ball handling guards will minimize the effect of the full court press that the Heat used to "expose" Lin last year.

    Grunwald in theory was a avoiding the rockets to keep them from noticing him denying them the only PG left. If they are making this move to win then Grunnie is the type of cold hearted GM the Knicks need if they are really trying to win it all. I mean seriously guys it's only 5 million more in salary and tax penalties. It's not like when Fields got a deal worth double what he was worth.
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    I am just so surprised they are giving Felton 9 mil. Did they watch him play last year? He deserves a 1 year deal he needs to prove himself again. This is almost as bad as the contract Fields got. ****ing ridiculous. If I wake up and my twitter feed says Knicks letting Lin walk I'll probably throw up right then and there honestly man

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    Because Grunwald is a genuis!

    When Grunwald came in as interim GM last offseason, what was our biggest need? Defense. He quickly installed Chandler and a bunch of other defensive assets (JJ, Shump) into the roster and improved on our biggest need.

    Last season, what was our biggest problems? Ball movement & chemistry. If he re-signs Lin (which i think he will) we have 3 guards capable of starting at PG and running an offense. The chemistry aspect is certainly being underlooked by plenty of posters here. Nearly all players signed this offseason are on 3 year deals, which is appropriate for developing chemistry.

    1. Jason Kidd was one of the best PG's available on the market and already has proven chemistry with Chandler and will bring many other intangibles to our squad.

    2. Felton has prior experience with STAT and also played with Camby and Kurt Thomas. Did I mention he also shared the back court at times with Jr Smith in Denver?

    All of the above will be able to walk in and find chemistry fairly quickly with many of our players. Our starting front court is a 3 headed monster that feeds heavily on ball movement & a capable PG, we will be able to feed it as much as it needs.

    One more very important aspect that people are overlooking is how injury plagued we were last playoff's, anyone ever stop and think 'sh!t maybe Grunwald is stopping it from happening again?'. The fact was that we lost both our starting (Lin) & backup PG (Davis) to injury. Even if this happens we will still have one of Felton/Lin/Kidd and Priogoni still on the roster. Injuries happen, and I strongly believe Grunwald is providing a solid protection against this.

    "B-bbbbbut the Knicks FO won't want to pay the luxury tax if we keep Lin". Newsflash, the Knicks FO get paid to do their job and are smarter than most of us here for a reason. No matter how much luxury tax we pay, the revenue Lin brings in will be higher.

    So to break it down:

    Lin's revenue - Luxury tax payments = still a profit for Knicks

    So essentially, the only outcome we get my matching Lin's offer (even if he doesn't turn out) is that we make money.
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    Originally Posted by Wargames
    Grunwald in theory was a avoiding the rockets to keep them from noticing him denying the only PG left dude is the type of cold hearted GM the Knicks need if they are really trying to win it all.
    If this is truly the case then Grunwald is exactly the GM we need to couteract the imcompetence of Dolan.

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    Originally Posted by oshi
    Honestly I'm so tired of how this team is being handled AGAIN. If they don't resign Lin I think I might become a Nets fan honestly. Almost 15 years now this team has been a trainwreck to watch.
    Adios. Dont comeback when its apparent NY still belongs to the KNICKS and we whoopin that ASS next year. Fans that even say ish like that arent true fans.

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    Other than keeping Lin for the ancillary money he may bring the Knicks there is no reason to sign 4 PGs.

    I would be shocked if the Knicks match for Lin. It will be controversial if they don't bring him back but when the Knicks hold their news conference explaining why they didn't re-sign Lin they'll say they would have loved to keep him but it was simply too much money and would have killed their financial flexibility in the future.

    It also screws the Rockets just when they thought they were screwing us, paying more for Lin then they would've paid for Dragic and Lowry. Good for Grunwald calling the Rockets bluff, let them gamble that Lin is worth star money in year 3.

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    Originally Posted by Tokie420
    Adios. Dont comeback when its apparent NY still belongs to the KNICKS and we whoopin that ASS next year. Fans that even say ish like that arent true fans.
    I will keep it 100 Lin isn't even the tip of the iceberg of crap Knicks fans have dealt with. If he leaves I will be pissed as all hell but by now I'm jaded. Also the Nyets AKA the Neohawks suck.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Other than keeping Lin for the ancillary money he may bring the Knicks there is no reason to sign 4 PGs.

    I would be shocked if the Knicks match for Lin. It will be controversial if they don't bring him back but when the Knicks hold their news conference explaining why they didn't re-sign Lin they'll say they would have loved to keep him but it was simply too much money and would have killed their financial flexibility in the future.

    It also screws the Rockets just when they thought they were screwing us, paying more for Lin then they would've paid for Dragic and Lowry. Good for Grunwald calling the Rockets bluff, let them gamble that Lin is worth star money in year 3.
    They have no financial flexibility regardless if the keep Lin or not. Also 3 years is a long time away. I really can't see them not keeping Lin. He'll keeping Lin after signing Felton and letting the raptors have fields would be arguably some of the best GM'ing in Free Agency this year. It could happen but if he is let go it's because of the luxury tax not basketball reasons. I would love to see the Knicks keep Lin and really screw the rockets. I mean it would kill their season.

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    Originally Posted by Tokie420
    Adios. Dont comeback when its apparent NY still belongs to the KNICKS and we whoopin that ASS next year. Fans that even say ish like that arent true fans.
    I take what I said back I'm just angry as hell right now. I don't want to watch Isoball all year. If you think the team NYK have lined up can even make up past round 1 of the playoffs next year you on some good stuff. Lin at least has incredible amounts of potential and made the team fun to watch.

    If anything my west coast team (The Nuggets) will be a team I root for a lot more if Lin isn't resigned. They are a lot of fun to watch, and Galo/Will Thrill also have a lot of potential to beast in this LG. In fact trade Melo for either of them back and I'd be a lot more happy than giving away Lin that's for damn sure

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