Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
He's turnover prone, has a weak left hand and a questionable heart. Yeah the heart part is referring to his sitting out at 85% in the playoffs. Not even 15 min/gm to help your team??? Me thinks he was a bit scared of Chalmers on the biggest stage.
Knicks 2012 is built to win in 2013 or bust.
So having Lin vs Felton is no big issue in grand scheme of things,
but having said that it is a terrible handling of the situation by the front office,
he should have been offered a deal and got signed a long time ago.
That's why u don't let your restricted FA test the market like that.
Lin is a goner -fact.
The thing is I don't think they're actually very upset with the Rockets about this. They're more pissed off that Lin went behind their backs, told them he was signing a lower offer and then turned around and upped it after they said they'd match. Dolan probably sees it as a betrayal of trust.
They're less concerned with screwing the Rockets and more pissed off at Lin.
in all fairness to Lin,
the front office wanted to keep Lin out of the playoff series bc they thought he'd be the long term asset.
-now Lin is gone.
can't really criticize Lin for wanting to maximize his deal,
after all he and his agent knows guaranteed money beats anything any day.
plus the fact that he was told that ANY offer was gonna be matched - whichh was stupid thing to say by the Knicks - they showed their cards -dumbass Dolan and his servants.
even ESPN was told by a Knicks source that we'll match for a billion if need be - which was the dumbest thing an intelligent businessman say - NEVER show your cards.
Only bad thing is Lin's story was a New York story, one of the best stories in NY sports...Lin meant a lot to the franchise in that respect.
In terms of basketball moves this isn't bad...only if we can get a young PG of the future to groom under Kidd and Prigoni....I hate Ray Felton more than any other PG in the NBA next to Jameer Nelson. I hope we can drop Felton before he ruins our season.
Waddup Metro? Congrats on becoming a mod, just noticed that right now
THIS is the mistake Wood Son made, saying Lin would be starting PG before he was matched, and EVERY other "source" who said Knicks would match Houston's first offer sheet.
sorry to say, Papa Nickolas was traded for Felton, time to change your name...
unless that's really your name!!