Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 7/18/12
As quickly as "Linsanity" took over all of New York City, it seems as though it's come to an end just as fast.Just twenty-five starts in, and Jeremy Lin's Knicks tenure officially (somewhat shockingly) came to a close as the team opted not to match the guard's $25.1 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets.Though the Knicks had publicly made Lin a top priority heading into the offseason, a change in offered contract terms (from an originally reported four-year, $28.8 million deal to the new three-pact instead) by the Rockets seemed to do Knicks' brass in. With ramifications already high as New York looks prepared to dive head-first into luxury tax territory, Lin's salary in the third year of the contract (an estimated $14.9 million) may have been too poisonous of a pill for the team to swallow.But was the decision not to keep Lin in the fold purely financial? Were tensions between the two sides running amuck following the bold change in contract terms? Or perhaps the Knicks simp...
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