Besides our 3 stars
Everyone else can kick rocks
I've seen enough young Knicks player heading elsewhere and getting chance... Jeremy and Landry are our priority now.
We're going to have to pay Lin some decent cash. I would let Landry go. He still sucks. Shumpert should be the starting 2.
If Lin continues to play this way, Melo and Stat should restructure their contracts so that way Lin can be signed for the max.
Humility is a virtue and pride is a vice.
Those wallstreet bankers will tell you right now is a good time to sell Lin. That's how they ruined this country.
Lin deserves the max.
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Unless Lin keeps up this precise level of play throughout the entire season and post-season (unlikely), I think signing him to a ML deal is extremely possible, and likely, even if he continues to be great (vs the ethereal level he is on now, which almost necessarily will decline some when Melo/STAT return).
Lin has little meaningful NBA or college pedigree, and has come out of nowhere to explode in the last week. NBA teams were dumping him like deuces at a bathroom stall a month ago.
IMO, we are (fortunately) off-kilter when we think teams (outside of a small handful, including us, and the Wolves, who have Rubio) would splash big, potentially franchise-crippling money longterm on him.
Likewise, there's always the league perception that players -- especially PGs -- have their play/stats elevated under D'antoni, and that they crash back to more normalcy shortly exiting a SSOL-positive environment.
And from Lin's perspective, he is in the most beloved basketball city he could play in, and was sleeping on a sofa bed as early as this past week.
Getting a long-ish term ML contract, that still sets him up for an in-his-prime MAX deal once it's over, isn't something he's going to sneeze at. Especially when playing for us would almost assure him of the huge $ deal he'd be poised for after a few seasons here.
Let's hope we can structure it so it coincides with Amare coming off the books; so, what, 3yr deal?