Once Lin has played out his current contract, yes, an additional 3 years will see both Amar'e's and Melo's contracts completed.
Lin's current contract matches Fields', which is a non-guaranteed $762,195
Can a capologist please inform us as to the ideal approach in locking up Lin The Merciless?
I hope I'm wrong but I might not be. If he stays on a 16 ppg 8-10 assists avg then I hope we find a way to package Stat for some depth and sign Lin to the longterm after the season. Lin is the closest thing I've seen to Rose, I doubt he'll come cheap.
Our Salary situation doesn't look good. $59,188,422
and with Landry,Lin,Novak, Jared, Baron, Bibby, Bill becoming FA.
IF we can't afford to keep lin or if James.L Dolan is not willing to go over the salary cap, than trade Lin while his value is high.
My dream scenario is for us to keep lin.
We could go over cap like we did in 2006/07 but the new CBA enforce a new Luxury tax might make it hard for any owner be willing exceed the cap in 2013/2014 Season.
if he gets 10 mil elsewhere compared to 3-6 from us wouldnt endorsements make up for that difference?
If he keeps on playing this way, there is no way you'll see Lin play in another uniform because we got the Bird rights. Unless, of course, he decides to go for less money elsewhere like back home with GSW. Thats why he has to be treated right... Its not about money with this kid.
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LIN IS OURS FOR THE KEEPING
Lin will be a restricted free agent this summer, meaning that the Knicks can match any offer he receives without respect to the salary cap. So if the Knicks want to keep him in July, they have every means to do so.
The Knicks also own Lin’s “early-Bird” rights, which means they can offer him a starting salary up to the league average, about $5 million. If a team with cap room exceeds that figure, the restricted free agency rules allow the Knicks to match.
Lin loves it here, were the only team to give him the chance, he's had the games of his life so far in MSG, the fans love him he's having fun.
I dont think he'll leave because of money i think he really wants to be here id be shock if he left for more money, he's a humble kid that just wants to help his team win.
then again we gave shawn williams a chance and he left us for the nets so anything can happen.
From what I read, Lin also has a lot of family in NY... another reason he might prioritize NY in general...
don't forget he got CHINATOWN here in NYC aswell