Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/13/12
From the moment Jeremy Lin descended on Manhattan this spring and ignited "Linsanity," it seemed a foregone conclusion the New York Knicks' sensational new point guard would be back in the Big Apple this fall. The only question was how much it would cost Knicks owner James Dolan to keep the 23-year-old free agent on the payroll. Now that the moratorium on NBA player signings has lifted, the answer is in -- and the number is staggering. The Harvard grad and pop-culture phenomenon has signed an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets that various reports put at either three years and $25 million or four years at just north of $28 million. Whichever the figure, the Knicks have three days from Friday to match it or lose Lin. New York has indicated it will indeed match -- but now the question becomes, is a guy who played all of 35 games (25 starts) last year before suffering a season-ending meniscus tear in his left knee worth all that green? Certainly, Lin is worth more than the $788...
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