Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
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
I am never starting a new thread ever again. *cough*
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 10:57.
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...
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..
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."
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
To be clear, Melo wasnt taking a shot at Lin, he was taking a shot at the Rockets for the ridiculous $14.9M balloon in Year 3.