Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
If the Knicks win, it benefits MSG's business no matter who the pg is.
Lastly, for those who think Lin makes the franchise money off jersey sales, you're wrong. Those revenues are considered league wide and are part of the player/owner split. The biggest thing Lin did for MSG in his time here was to expedite the Time Warner deal.
I'm sorry but too many people are focused on the $$$ Dolan will make but I hardly hear anything about the team's success. I want to watch a good team compete for a title. All the money going up to the Dolans means very little to me.
Bottom line, keep Lin if you think he can be the guy to lead you to a title. If not, move on with the pieces you have.
Ticket prices were raised again for this coming season (after Linsanity). And true for the most part, the Garden is full. But MSG does sell courtside seats and suites on a per game basis. Lin packed the house with celebs after Feb. There would be no Chinese Ads for Coke or Taiwan Tourism at the Garden if not for Lin. Seems you're the one misinformed.
Lin's a special case because you have to account for the money he brings in as well as his on court performance.
Knicks should be able to negotiate a TV deal in asia that would bring back multiples of his salary and cap hit
Last edited by Uncle Robo; Jul 17, 2012 at 14:19.
Someone needs to be fired if this "stretch provision" affects signing JLin. Signing all these PGs doesn't make sense and then you find out wait you can spread out the the luxury tax over a few years so lets change our mind and match for JLin. WTF do you do with Felton??