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Larry Brown Sports:
Jeremy Lin is officially a Houston Rocket for the second time in his career.
Lin became a member of the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night when the Knicks decided not to match the three-year $25.1 million offer Houston made to him during his period as a restricted free agent. The $8 million per year figure may have been doable for New York, but it was the bloated $15 million “poison pill” he was owed in 2014-2015 that most likely discouraged the Knicks.
Had New York matched the contract and retained Lin, they would have owed $77.3 million to four players that season — Jeremy Lin, Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Carmelo Anthony — and they would have owed $50-60 million in league taxes per the terms of the new CBA. New York would have had plenty of time to work around that crazy thought and could have traded Stoudemire and possibly waived Melo with the amnesty provision, but they decided to keep the team’s current core together in hopes of making a title run. They also opted to ...
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Knicks fans may need a few days before it officially sinks in, but Jeremy Lin is a Houston Rocket. Between the knee injury last season and New York letting Lin walk in free agency, Linsanity ended about as quickly as it began. With New York’s decision to not match Houston’s $25.1 million offer, Jeremy’s life will undergo yet another rapid change. During an interview with Pablo...
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Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly felt "deceived" by Jeremy Lin who opted to sign with the Rockets and leave New York.
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Carmelo Anthony strongly expressed his opinion regarding the contract the Rockets offered his teammate and added it's not up to him to decide whether the Knicks match it.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, this whole free agency thing has gotten out of hand for Jeremy Lin. We’ve touched on how Lin still has some growing to do when it comes to the business side of the NBA. And his handling of his free agency continues to prove it.
In an attempt to get the most lucrative contract he could, Lin signed an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets...
Written by: Matthew BlunkDays of our Lins?Indeed, I just used one of our very own worst "Lin-isms" as an opening. But it seemed appropriate, given the recent dramatic developments in the restricted free agent Jeremy Lin dealings.According to the New York Times, the New York Knicks remain unclear as to whether or not they will match the back-loaded three-year, $25-million...
This NBA offseason so far has created more questions than actual answers in the Jeremy Lin saga but soon we will find out his NBA playing destination.Currently, it looks like that he will be a member of the Houston Rockets since it believed that the Knicks are unlikely to match Houston's offer sheet for Lin.As you may figure, some Knicks fans aren't exactly pleased with this...
NOC does it again with classic son parody about Jeremy Lin signing with the Houston Rockets. Couldn’t help but to start singing along about 2 minutes into video…LMAO!
Earlier on Wednesday Jeremy Lin –now of the Houston Rockets — opened up about free agency and how he went from the height of Lin-sanity to someone who fell from the graces of James Dolan. And in this frank interview with Sports Illustrated he conveyed his feelings of wanting to be in New York, that was preference, [...]
HOUSTON If the general manager of the Houston Rockets were in public office, Daryl Morey would be in big trouble this election cycle. Approval ratings would be way down. And it probably wouldnt even matter whom he was running against.
Are you better off now than you were even one year ago? Morey's opponent might say. No. One year ago you had Goran Dragic. Now you have Zoran...
With the trade to bring former Knicks Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas back to New York now official, hope that the team will match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets continues to fade.Losing Lin would be devastating, to say the least. His impact and value both on and off the court makes him a key potential piece to the puzzle moving forward. Whether he played alongside...
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The New York Knicks troubles continued as the team decides if Jeremy Lin is worth $58.3 million in 2014-15.
The New York Post reports that if the Knicks matched the Rockets offer sheet for Lin, owner James Dolan could pay the $58.3 million because of the new CBA's luxury-tax penalties.
The Knicks seem to have decided to pair Jason Kidd with a cheaper point-guard in Raymond Felton...
It’s looking more and more likely that the Knicks won’t be matching the contract the Houston Rockets gave to Jeremy Lin. In light of comments made by Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith, for chemistry’s sake, it seems like that is probably not a bad thing. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Smith was extremely candid about [...]
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Some interesting stories are surfacing about Lin regarding him being a little soft and the fame going to his head. I’m not sure I’m buying those rumors, but I do think the Knicks will be fine without him.
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Carmelo Anthony had the media in a frenzy today when word of his unclear “ridiculous” comment, in reference to Jeremy Lin’s contract offer from Houston, spread like wildfire. Before Team USA’s practice at George Washington University yesterday, Carmelo Anthony was asked about teammate, Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet from the Houston Rockets. He said what was on his mind, but...