Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
No proven worth? Did he just sign a 25 million dollar contract? You dont let 23 year old players that have done it in NY go for nothing. The sample size may be small but what I saw was a kid with no fear. A kid that was determined. Attitudes like that rub off on a team.
I'll move on when I'm ready. I'm still in a state of shock. This is the dumbest thing the Knicks have done since Isiah left...
IDK what to think... I just need to season to start to justify my anger or to pleasantly surprise me.
Maybe the Rockets will hire D'Antoni.
If Lin wanted to be a Knick...
He could have signed the original offer after learning we would match
He could have returned to us in the event the offer changed to check our position
But he signed nullifying any claim that he wanted to be a Knick with his decisions
...and I understand that. I think he felt marginalized and got used to Linsanity. I think he didn't want to earn a spot although we said he would start, he felt it wasn't a good situation with Kidd and Woodson.
His relationship with Melo seemed abrasive in a way that most say might have rubbed Melo wrong because of the attention; I think Melo kept things in perspective knowing what the playoffs are like, knowing what that $ does to dudes, knowing if Lin could or not run the point deep into the playoffs.
If anything he might have been a distraction.
Lin will become an All Star this year with all the shots he gona jack up @ Houston + all the votes from international fans,
But he's capable of becoming Linsanity at any moment. Wouldnt you have loved some Linsanity after STAT idiotically injured his hand in the playoffs? After Melo showed he needed some help? After Shump got injured?
This was an idioits move...
Please keep in perspective tho, the no fear was when he was out there running with Novak, Jeffries, and Shump.
It's a different story orchestrating an offense to get the ball to STAT and Melo where they need the ball.
Linsanity took place in MDA's offense that gives the PG free will essentially, and when you don't have to worry about getting the ball to your stars, you can look for your own, and then dish when you have the easy pass down low.
Lin was effective, but not quite the same player when MDA left. He often looked (telegraphed passes) for Fields too much, or tried those same passes to the middle when the D was looking for it.
Not saying that his mistakes and growing pains couldn't be corrected, but don't compartmentalize out the circumstances in which he did what he did.
Keep everything 100.
Unreal that Team Dolan pooched this. They can't even perform a basic layup for themselves (and fans), after everything that this franchise has done the past decade.
Well, we always said that the one main silver lining on all of our **** negotiations and fails was,
"Welp, at least we lucked out and had Lin fall into our laps to make up for stuff and give us the boost of luck we need".
One more giant question mark added to our already dubious chances at being a legit contender. And a level of fail and indignity to fans lurking below that would eclipse almost anything that has transpired under Dolan.
From Lin's perspective, u cant turn down GUARANTEED money.
He'll get paid that EVEN if he gets hurt .
CAnt blame him though - He heard Knicks sources say that they'll match up to a billion and actually believed it.