HOUSTON At some point, the New York Knicks will acquiesce.
The Knicks will either swallow the poison pill that is the third year of the three-year, 25.1 million offer sheet the Rockets extended restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin and deal with the punitive damage it will do to future luxury tax payments, or they will accept the fact that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey outwitted them and play on with the blatantly deficient combination of Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd.
At this stage the Knicks must embrace one of those two options. They can avoid couriers and allow their star player to publicly question their sanity for even considering matching the Lin offer for only so long. The Knicks will be forced to act eventually, and this laughable charade will reach its conclusion. Lin will either be a Knick or he won't, with all the machinations in advance of that realization nothing more than fodder.
That's not to suggest that the past 72 hours haven't been terrifically e...