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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby retro_nights on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:04 pm

yeah, we get it, theres a difference between nationality and ethnicity.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby DarthRekal on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:09 pm

lemme get this straight... Kidd goes to NY to try and mentor Lin.. Lin goes to Texas where Kidd just left AHAHAHHA
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:17 am

Knicks will match. No way they let someone like Lin go after Linsanity last year. Plus, Kidd is now there to mentor him.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby XXIV on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:22 am

If Knicks match their salary is going to go through the roof.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby JSM on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:50 am

Well after losing Dragic and moving Lowry, they had to have someone play point. The market is starting to dry up a little. Lin could be a decent fit there. The Rockets have had a huge Asian following before with Yao, wouldn't be difficult to get them engaged in Rockets basketball once again. With the Knicks signing Kidd, they can afford to lose Lin on the court. Off the court and with popularity is another story. I was kind of hoping Lin and Tebow would have to share NYC for at least one year.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby JSM on Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:18 pm

Looks like NY won't match...

Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA

The Knicks are considering signing UFA Raymond Felton and letting RFA Jeremy Lin walk to the Rockets, a source close to situation confirms.

Mark Haggard ‏@allzoner

Just got off the phone with NBA free agent Raymond Felton. He says a deal is about to be completed sending him back to the NY Knicks.

Alan Hahn ‏@alanhahn

“@allzoner: Felton also said the Knicks deal with Jeremy Lin is off” <— well this is interesting….
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:20 pm

Jeremy Lin will be a Rocket....

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Knicks close to obtaining point guard Raymond Felton in sign and trade with Blazers, source tells Y! Sports.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby The Rock on Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:21 pm

Hes the best thing to happen to them in the last few years. SMH
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby Kou on Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:48 pm

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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby The Rock on Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:51 pm

Damn

Rockets found loophole that would cost them $8 million on third year of Lin offer sheet and Knicks $15 million, source tells Y! Sports.

https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/224319761218142208
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:00 pm

The Rock wrote:Damn

Rockets found loophole that would cost them $8 million on third year of Lin offer sheet and Knicks $15 million, source tells Y! Sports.

https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/224319761218142208


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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:42 pm

Dang....this is crazy!!! If Lin goes to the Rockets, does that increase their chances of landing Dwight? I will just hope that the bulls DONT match the Asik offer sheet then....

Knicks really going with Felton/Kidd backcourt huh?
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby The Rock on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:50 pm

Well the Houston Rockets have that big name "star" that they can host an All star game with
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby 432J on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:28 pm

the knicks are gonna match this without a doubt. they can't afford to lose him or else attendance will decrease. i still think he's a fluke though
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby dj vitus on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:53 pm

432J wrote:the knicks are gonna match this without a doubt. they can't afford to lose him or else attendance will decrease. i still think he's a fluke though

Well, the deal for Felton is final, so Knicks are dumb to let him go. Then again, maybe Lin asked the Knicks not to match so he can have a bigger role and opportunity in Houston. Who knows.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby 432J on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:54 pm

dj vitus wrote:
432J wrote:the knicks are gonna match this without a doubt. they can't afford to lose him or else attendance will decrease. i still think he's a fluke though

Well, the deal for Felton is final, so Knicks are dumb to let him go. Then again, maybe Lin asked the Knicks not to match so he can have a bigger role and opportunity in Houston. Who knows.

but with felton on board is it certain that they won't match the offer sheet for lin? or is that just speculation?
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby Pig Miller on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:48 am

why in the world didn't the knicks make an offer sooner? from a marketing standpoint, he's worth most of what houston offered him anyway.

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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby kray28 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:23 am

Knicks just have a low IQ front office. There's no other explanation for it really.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby Pig Miller on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:31 am

the knicks and nets could really use me in their front office to slap some sense into them.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby 432J on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:32 am

houston will soon realize why they released him from their summer league team last year
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:32 am


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With point guard Raymond Felton on his way to New York via a sign-and-trade deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, evidence is mounting that the Knicks will not match the Houston Rockets' offer sheet to Jeremy Lin.

Team sources say the Knicks are still deliberating whether they can pay Lin more than $25 million over three years, but one source within the Knicks organization tells ESPN's Stephen A. Smith that the Knicks will not match the offer.

A team source tells ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley that the third year of the Rockets' offer -- worth $14.8 million -- makes it unlikely the Knicks would match. If the Knicks were to match the offer, they would also be subject to a luxury tax in the third year, bringing their total out-of-pocket cost for Lin to approximately $30 million in 2014-2015.

The Rockets' offer to Lin would pay him $5 million in the first year, $5.225 million in the second and $14.8 million in the third, according to sources.

A source close to the process told ESPN.com's Marc Stein the Knicks received the offer sheet Saturday night, meaning they have until 11:59 p.m. ET Tuesday to match it or let Lin go to the Rockets.

When asked by Newsday on Sunday if he thought Lin would be back with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony was unsure but took a swipe at the Rockets' contract offer to the point guard.

"It's not up to me. It's up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract," he told the paper.

Anthony also told Newsday, "I'd love to see him back, but I think he has to do what's best for him right now."

Jared Jeffries, headed to Portland in the sign-and-trade deal that will bring Felton to the Knicks, is one who shares the sentiment that Lin won't be back with the Knicks.

"I never thought they would let him go," he told ESPN New York via text message on Sunday.

A source close to Lin told ESPNNewYork.com that the Knicks trade for Felton caught Lin off guard.

"He was very surprised," the source said. "He felt the whole time that the Knicks would just match the offer."

Initial reports had the Rockets offering Lin a four-year deal for around $28 million. That deal included salaries of more than $9 million in each of the last two years, which would be a big hit on the Knicks' salary cap.

Still, the organization seemed intent on matching.

"They will match any offer on Lin up to $1 billion," a source told ESPN.com's Stein last week.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that Lin would not only be back but would enter next season as the Knicks' starting point guard.

It's not clear, however, if the new deal has changed that thinking since the third year of the current deal carries an even bigger cap hit.

If the Knicks re-sign Lin, they'll have $75 million tied up in four players -- Lin, Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler -- in 2014-15.

Lin, a restricted free agent, made $788,000 last season. He averaged 14.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 35 games with 25 starts before his season was cut short because of surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee.

But in the 35 games he was healthy, Lin went from an end-of-the-bench afterthought to an international phenomenon. The undrafted guard out of Harvard, who was cut twice in the preseason (once by the Rockets) and played in the D-League, set the league on fire in February, leading the Knicks to seven consecutive wins. He scored at least 20 points in nine of 10 games during that stretch.

Felton, meanwhile, will return to New York, where he played 54 games during the 2010-11 season before being traded to the Denver Nuggets as part of the Anthony blockbuster. Felton played well in half a season in New York, averaging 17.1 points before the Knicks sent him to Denver.

He struggled this season with the Trail Blazers, scoring 11.4 points per game on 40.7 percent shooting and briefly losing his starting job.

Felton's agent, Tony Dutt, told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that returning to New York has been Felton's first choice all along.


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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby kenzo on Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:45 pm

Dude was great for the Knicks marketing wise. Asians were crazy about him, media loved him... but i still think he's overrated.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby thkthebest on Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:49 pm

LOL Knicks.

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Lin: Ok.
*signs contract*
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:08 pm

I think Houston will be a better fit for Lin's game anyways. He doesn't excel playing with a ball stopper like Carmelo.
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Re: Jeremy Lin agrees to 4 year deal with Rockets

Postby wallangong on Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:18 pm

yes the Knicks would have been able to make up for the bloated contract with marketing opportunities, but it would still cripple them in terms of fielding a championship-caliber team. i applaud the Knicks front office for letting him go. with ball-dominant guys like Melo and Amare, they're much better off with a Felton/Kidd PG rotation.
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