Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/21/12
Free agency is five and a half weeks away, but Jeremy Lin's agent already is setting the groundwork for what could be a complicated negotiation. Roger Montgomery, in a rare interview, said nothing was assured regarding Lin's Knicks future, despite interim coach Mike Woodson's declaration that the global phenom, who becomes a restricted free agent July 1, would "absolutely" return. When asked if he expects the Knicks negotiation to be cut-and-dried, Montgomery forewarned, "I don't expect that. We're not anticipating that's going to happen. We don't have assurances of anything. I know history shows most restricted free agents go back to their team, but I'm not going to assume anything. We're waiting to see what happens." Montgomery's emphatic remarks -- coupled with Lin's "nothing's set in stone" comment -- seem to be strategic messaging. There is a possibility the Knicks will force the 24-year-old and his reps to find the point guard's market value by first signing an offer sheet...
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