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    Originally Posted by CA7
    Lin's deal does have an effect on our cap after this year his balloon salary in year 3 might essentially effect us from making any major moves as all we would have is this 3mil mle and draft picks or lack there of

    I'm using a cell phone right now but from my understanding if we match there is no way we can compete outside of this year as our ability to effectively add role players will be shot, what if Lin is not the answer at PG and he flops, then we have a huge deal deep in the luxury tax and no room to grow


    Felton, Kidd and Prigioni should get the job done, if we maintain Lin I'll be fine with that but realistically its a big risk

    Alot of you aren't realizing it, but Lin really doesn't have a big effect, Grunwald is smart and is doing his job. Lin or no Lin, we are pretty well handcuffed for 3 years, being only able to get vet mins unless we pull of a trade, this is pretty much our team to try to win with for 3 years, but don't sweat the flexibility, these deals expire in 3 years not by chance. We'll have amazing expirings for trades, and guys like Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will be coming out of their contracts then, so we try to win with these guys then in theory reload, Love in for Amare, Kyrie in for Lin, realize that's optimistic but we have a good core for 3 years then will have strong flexibility to replace old guys with younger ones towards the end of that run

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde
    bye bye OSh*t! Felton is a true PG, and insurance. he played well for the Knicks and it's great to have him back, he helped STAT shine and god knows we need that more than anything. to get him in a S&T is a great move, IMHO. now chill.
    Agreed. Its true that he had a bad year with the Blazers last season, but their losing percentage made people overreact to it, IMO. 11.4 ppg and 6.5 apg is nothing to sneeze at, especially during a condensed lockout season with no proper training camp.

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    I am never starting a new thread ever again. *cough*

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde

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    This is pretty laughable if true. Lin is going back to play on the team that CUT HIM last year & leaving the team that gave him a shot to become a cultural & basketball phenomenon, & the KNICKS are the ones that slighted him here??? Ridiculous. I love Jeremy Lin, rooted for him like crazy he took this franchise from the worst point of the season last year & breathed new life into the Garden, will ALWAYS be appreciative for that. But he needs to check himself & figure out if he never got the chance to show his skills in NYC last year, Linsanity would never have happened & he wouldn't be signing that offer sheet he's signing right now to begin with.

    Take this with a grain of salt, I'm not sure if this whole story is true or not, could just be some sensationalist reporting by another journalist to create a stir. But regardless I have to admit I'm a little disappointed that Lin went & worked out a different deal with the Rockets that made him staying with the Knicks a much more difficult pill to swallow. I think he screwed himself out of marketing value if he ends up in Houston next season personally. Don't see the logic in doing that just to make an extra few million on his contract.
    Last edited by STAT1; Jul 15, 2012 at 11:57.

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    Cause whenever you have the chance to sign a Fat PG who helped lead a mutiny on his last team and 2 guys old enough to retire to be his backups .....


    You just got to do it...

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    I actually like this move. I agree with Crazy8s, a motivated Ray Felton is scary. Felton was the only player of the Melo deal that I didn't want to see go. It didn't even look like we were going to match Lin's offer anyways so instead of coming up empty handed we traded Jeffries(easily replaceable), a DNP in Gadzuric for Felton and vet in Kurt Thomas that I remember not to long ago was killing it with the Bulls. There is no way Felton will not be motivated when he will have Amare, Melo, Tyson, and Kidd etc. I still think the Knicks FO has something up their sleeve, only time will tell..

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    Default The Melo man has spoken!

    Alan Hahn ‏@alanhahn
    “@rodboone: Melo on Knicks/Lin: "It's not up to me. It's up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract."”

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    Originally Posted by CA7
    It's funny you guys say why do we care how much he makes but call STAT and Melo overpaid

    Lin gettin that deal would kill any flexibility we have come year 3 with aging role players

    I'm a Knicks fan who understands that cap flexibility is going to be key with the new CBA
    Everybody knows EXACTLY how overpaid Lin would be if he signed to either the Knicks or Rockets.

    But it has come to "Why Not?". the knicks have no flexibility anyway with amare, melo, and chandler on the payroll...

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    Originally Posted by NY17KNICKS
    Alan Hahn ‏@alanhahn
    “@rodboone: Melo on Knicks/Lin: "It's not up to me. It's up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract."”
    Ridiculous. Strong word.

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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    Ridiculous. Strong word.
    Alan Hahn ‏@alanhahn
    To be clear, Melo wasn’t taking a shot at Lin, he was taking a shot at the Rockets for the ridiculous $14.9M balloon in Year 3.

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    Originally Posted by NY17KNICKS
    Alan Hahn ‏@alanhahn
    “@rodboone: Melo on Knicks/Lin: "It's not up to me. It's up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract."”
    Melo hasn't played like he's worth his contract yet he cant talk.

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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    Ridiculous. Strong word.
    Agreed. That's an obvious sign that even Melo thinks Lin isn't worth that much money.

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    Originally Posted by AmareForPresident
    Agreed. That's an obvious sign that even Melo thinks Lin isn't worth that much money.
    Alan Hahn ‏@alanhahn
    To be clear, Melo wasn’t taking a shot at Lin, he was taking a shot at the Rockets for the ridiculous $14.9M balloon in Year 3.

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    Alan Hahn ‏@alanhahn
    To be clear, Melo wasn’t taking a shot at Lin, he was taking a shot at the Rockets for the ridiculous $14.9M balloon in Year 3.

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