Dolan is a dunce man. The smartest move would of been to keep him and trade him but they didn't cause they couldn't get a handshake agreement from anyone to take him.... what kind of bush league sh*t is the Knicks FO trying to pass as srategy?
Lin does not work with Carmelo, Carmelo does not work with Amare or Lin, Amare does not work with Chandler.
Lin thrives with the ball in his hands
Carmelo thrives with the ball in his hands
Stat thrives with the ball in his hands and a center that can stretch the floor
so to me it really doesn't matter what coach you have.
you had Dantoni who is a PG minded coach.
Dantoni ran the offense through Lin and it was like ok what do we need Carmelo for? shouldn't we trade him? is he now suppose to be a catch and shoot player, taking away from his other strengths. Dantoni used Lin as if he were steve Nash and Carmelo as if he were "jared dudley"
so now we have Woodson
Woodson prefers running the ball through our star players "carmelo and Amare" so it's like ok? whats the point in having Lin? Lin thrived with the ball in his hand and attacking the basket, making all the decisions.. so how does he compliment carmelo? is Lin now suppose to just play the "mario Chalmers" role and pass to the star players on the team and pick his spots in when he wants to attack the basket, Lin is not that type of player he's not a catch and shoot PG so how does he compliment melo if he prefers to have the ball in his hands?
The pieces don't fit on this team, we get by at times from "pure talent alone"
Lin is set up perfectly in Houston where he can run the offense his way, and feel more comfortable
He's making 25 mill in Houston to play up to his potential and free roam, im honestly more comfortable with him being there and making that kind of money, Than him being here in New York making that kind of money while playing a limited role for this team.
I would of matched Lin for long time purposes because in 3 years when our big contracts are expiring (amare, Melo, Chandler) we would of had a legit chance to build off Lin and Shump while were in rebuilding mode.
Melo called Lin's contract ridiculous. JR Smith questioning Lin's length of service and being rewarded with the contract. This is Melo's team. Lockerroom is one aspect.
The Rockets negotiation phase and subsequent 2nd offer. July 5, first offer sits at 4 years 28 million, 19 guaranteed. Breaksdown 5-5-9 and 9(unguaranteed). Tough to swallow and but matchable. Woodson publicly states they'll match that. Morey goes back behind closed doors, reworks a tougher poison pill, thus the possible delay in getting that offer sheet done, should have been done July 11, but didn't come out until July 15. Seems now there's in will between the Rockets and Knicks, Knicks citing unspoken rule of the moratorium period. Woodson should have just shut his mouth and let the deal ride.
The tax is an issue as well. But when you have Melo, Tyson and Amare with 3 years remaining on their deals, Kidd, and Camby signing for 3 years, you have a 3 year window to take it all. It's not consistent with what the Knicks have done in the past Jerome James, Eddy Curry, small sample size rewarded big. At the end, get some value for losing him. For crissakes, the Mavs were able to score Darren Collison for Ian Mahinmi.
It's frustrating for us longtime Knicks fans that FO kept making stupid moves. There was never any longterm plan. It's almost like the George Steinbrenner days back in the 80s. Get star players and let them figure out the chemistry issues. Only in basketball, you really need the right chemistry for championship level team work.
Now we are going to win it all according to some posters here because we finally have the right pieces. We are stronger because of Lin's departure. Why am I having a difficult time buying into that sales pitch?
Lin is trash, can't wait till he's exposed next season
Just playing bro, no dig at you, just funny that some people are actually mad that Woodson took the ball out of Lin's hands & put it into the hands of his top players. The only reason Mike D experimented with Lin was because he was all out of options. STAT & Melo were both out, he had to try something. I give him credit for having the balls to give Jeremy a shot, but that's about it. Linsanity was something that no one could have ever predicted. Not even a Hollywood script would have made what was about to unfold even remotely believable. Lin balled out for a nice stretch, but playing that style of basketball was never going to last, as the Miami Heat quickly made obvious to us.
IMO we all should just appreciate what Lin gave us & leave it at that. The team will see more longterm success by doing exactly what Mike Woodson is doing with this team, focusing on a more structured offense & having a defensive oriented mindset. That is what most good teams do in the NBA, not letting your PG run wild with the ball & shoot at will while turning the ball over on every other possession. That's a gimmick system that will quickly get exposed.