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    Default Linsanity Rule could ease all our off season concerns!

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    WOW I hated the Union during the lockout, but am sure loving them now


    Basically they are filling a claim that will allow teams to sign players in Lin's situation while preserving their MLE!


    This means Lin could get signed, a player like a Felton is added for half the MLE and Novak is re-signed for the remainder....however we use it will no doubt be debated until it is done, but the point is that this is a huge victory for The Knicks if it goes through

    And lets be real....why would Stern and Silver not want this to workout?

    We'll see

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    Linsanity rule?

    And people thought Linsanity is over.

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    Can you imagine... Nash running the show. Melo is our go to guy. Amare steps it up with Nash getting him the ball where he likes it. Chandler also gets some chemistry going there. We have the DPoY and one of the best, young, in your face defenders in Shumpert. On top of all that you could have people like J.R Smith, Novak and Lin coming off the bench? GTFO. That has to be a championship.

    I don't think the Knicks would let the cash cow Lin walk, even though they know Nash would benefit the team more. But if they could get both... !

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    Originally Posted by Jinki£s
    Can you imagine... Nash running the show. Melo is our go to guy. Amare steps it up with Nash getting him the ball where he likes it. Chandler also gets some chemistry going there. We have the DPoY and one of the best, young, in your face defenders in Shumpert. On top of all that you could have people like J.R Smith, Novak and Lin coming off the bench? GTFO. That has to be a championship.

    I don't think the Knicks would let the cash cow Lin walk, even though they know Nash would benefit the team more. But if they could get both... !
    i would not let LIN walk based on his potential.....Maybe we can have a star for years to coming instead of always chasing everyone else....

    any sick SG we can get at 5 million ?

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    Originally Posted by skisloper
    i would not let LIN walk based on his potential.....Maybe we can have a star for years to coming instead of always chasing everyone else....

    any sick SG we can get at 5 million ?
    We could go for Shannon Brown I think he a FA maybe even Orange Juice Mayonnaise

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    Originally Posted by CA7
    We could go for Shannon Brown I think he a FA maybe even Orange Juice Mayonnaise
    ^^^^ YES!

    Yes to Mayo.

    Granted, he would have been perfect playing for D'antoni, but look, like we all said during MDA -- a coach worth his salt needs to maximize the talent he has.

    If we could get Nash in this scenario, you still absolutely do it, because championship windows are hard to come by, and we'd have a legit 2-3 yr window if we signed both Nash and Lin and Novak and JR.

    Lin could definitely play some SG too as well as backing up Nash at point.

    Nash-Lin
    Shumpert-Lin-JR
    Melo-JR-Novak
    Amare-Novak-Jeffries
    Chandler-Jeffries-Jorts

    If we stay healthy, and assume Nash makes Amare even 75% of what he once was, I think we'd be right up there with OKC and MIA for the next 3years, and our eventual rebuild would be really nice with Lin/Shump/Melo as our ongoing core, + whatever picks we accumulate along the way.

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    Originally Posted by skisloper
    i would not let LIN walk based on his potential.....Maybe we can have a star for years to coming instead of always chasing everyone else....

    any sick SG we can get at 5 million ?
    Deshawn Stevenson comes to mind. A gritty and strong defensive player with good shooting ability. Plus he comes on the cheap. Got the bi-annual exception from the Nets this season. Can't see him demanding more than 3 mil.

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    Originally Posted by New New York
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    WOW I hated the Union during the lockout, but am sure loving them now


    Basically they are filling a claim that will allow teams to sign players in Lin's situation while preserving their MLE!


    This means Lin could get signed, a player like a Felton is added for half the MLE and Novak is re-signed for the remainder....however we use it will no doubt be debated until it is done, but the point is that this is a huge victory for The Knicks if it goes through

    And lets be real....why would Stern and Silver not want this to workout?

    We'll see
    I wanted to put this up for the longest but my anger over the new CBA rules vs big market teams made me delete the copy.....plus I couldnt imagine coach Dantoni giving any playingtime to a walking FA or a D.League player.

    For those who want to sign a Jamal Crawford, Felton, Andre Miller, or another JR Smith type of player with our MLE, here's a Red Flag for u.....we do not want to sign our MLE to players that fold under pressure in big games and look like an all star vs mediocre teams.
    We want to sign our MLE to a PG that steps up his level of performance in big games, plus be proud to share the point with Lin throughout the season (Billups or Nash).

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    I wanted to put this up for the longest but my anger over the new CBA rules vs big market teams made me delete the copy.....plus I couldnt imagine coach Dantoni giving any playingtime to a walking FA or a D.League player.

    For those who want to sign a Jamal Crawford, Felton, Andre Miller, or another JR Smith type of player with our MLE, here's a Red Flag for u.....we do not want to sign our MLE to players that fold under pressure in big games and look like an all star vs mediocre teams.
    We want to sign our MLE to a PG that steps up his level of performance in big games, plus be proud to share the point with Lin throughout the season (Billups or Nash).
    AMEN.......sign proven winners!!!!!!

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    BTW is their any chance we could get Billups?

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    Originally Posted by tripleaamin9
    BTW is their any chance we could get Billups?
    If you think Chauncey would reunite with the Knicks after we amnestied him you're delusional...

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    If you think Chauncey would reunite with the Knicks after we amnestied him you're delusional...
    I was just wondering, but anyway yeah u r proably right.

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    I'm just bumping this post because the arbitration date is coming up.. June 13 will decide the direction this team goes in and could dictate our lineup for the next few years. but what i've been reading on twitter suggests that the knicks will not win this appeal. im still hoping though

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    Here is a great article explaining what the Knicks need to do with Lin and their up coming season... Its a good short read...

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