Free agency has been a roller coaster. Ever since the ball has dropped on July 1, the Knicks have made unexpected move after unexpected move. They wisely acquired Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Raymond Felton, and Kurt Thomas; brought back J.R. Smith and Steve Novak; and kept Shumpert. The team is shaping out nicely, but the “final piece” to the puzzle is in James Dolan’s hands and will more or less decide the fate of the Knicks.
Whether it’s by the Rockets or the Knicks, Jeremy Lin will get paid $25.1 million over three years. To match or not to match, that is the question.
Every mainstream reporter has, for the past 48 hours, stated via sources that the Knicks are unlikely to match Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet. It has been a foregone conclusion that New York will not match, just as it had been a foregone conclusion just a week prior that the team would match any offer up to “one billion.”
Two tweets last night could be seen as a slimmer of hope for those in the “Keep Lin” camp.
The New York Knicks haven’t given Jeremy Lin’s camp any indication what they’re going to do, according to source close to the situation.
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#Lin: “With Jeremy, I know he definitely wants to be back in New York & Dolan definitely wants him back.”
Carmelo Anthony has never been a pro at dealing with the media. If it is true that Lin wanted to be a Knick and Dolan wanted him to be a Knick, what is the holdup? Why is Lin not yet a Knick?