Found July 10, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
The New York Knicks made some recent roster moves including re-signing three-point shooting ace Steve Novak. “This is where he wanted to be,” said Mark Bartelstein, Novak’s agent. “He wanted to be back in New York.” The well-traveled Novak (NBA and D-League) proved to be a surprise contributor last season for New York where he led the NBA in 3-point shooting at 47.2% and finished the season averaging 9.3 points. The Knicks were able to keep Novak with relative ease after an arbitrator ruled that Novak, along with Lin, was entitled to his early Bird rights since the Knicks claimed him off waivers in December. The players union’s victory allowed the Knicks to have the flexibility in payroll to re-sign Novak. This is one very underated move by the Knicks which will prove invaluable next season. Novak's ability to spread the floor will help the new-look Knicks' frontcourt of Marcus Camby, Tyson Chandler, and Amar'e Stoudemire. Novak's three-point thr...

Jeremy Lin reportedly upset Knicks didn’t make first free agent offer to him

Because he is a restricted free agent, the Knicks have the luxury of allowing Jeremy Lin to explore his options with other NBA teams to determine what the market will look like for his services. The problem is doing so may have irritated young Jeremy. According to the NY Daily News, Lin is reportedly upset that it was the Rockets — not the Knicks — who presented him with his...

Jeremy Lin reportedly upset that the Knicks didn’t offer him a contract before Rockets did

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is heading in to his third NBA season. But most importantly, this will be the first NBA season where anyone will expect anything out of him. We say all this to say that despite Lin bursting on the national scene last season, he is young and still has a lot to learn both on and off the court. On the court, the things he needs to work on this...

Knicks to match Rockets' offer, retain Lin

The Knicks plan to keep Linsanity going at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are set to match the Houston Rockets' four-year, $28.8 million offer to restricted free agent Jeremy Lin, retaining the point guard for at least the next three seasons. The Knicks said they would match any offer Lin receives to keep him, even after bringing veteran Jason Kidd in on a free-agent...

Jeremy Lin is upset with the Knicks

As players all around the NBA officially sign new deals, the New York Knicks may have to do some damage control on the centerpiece for their off-season success. According to... Please click the link below to read this story.

Knicks' Slowness in Addressing Jeremy Lin in Free Agency Another Puzzling Move for Franchise

If Jeremy Lin were Ray Allen, he would be headed to Houston. Allen took advantage of his status as an unrestricted free agent to go where he felt wanted, signing with the Miami Heat for less money than he could have received from the Boston Celtics. Lin, as a restricted free agent, does not have Allen's freedom, which is why last season's biggest pre-Finals headline-maker...

Jeremy Lin Reportedly Upset New York Knicks Didn’t Make First Offer

Jeremy LinPhoto Credit: Commons Apparently Jeremy Lin has either forgotten where he was two years ago, or doesn’t quite understand how the restricted free agent process works. Either way, a report from the New York Daily News says that Lin is upset with the New York Knicks for not making him an offer before the Houston Rockets. With the unsurprising news...

Knicks plan to match Rockets' Lin offer

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jeremy Lin will be staying put, in New York and as the Knicks' starting point guard. Coach Mike Woodson repeated Wednesday that Lin will "absolutely" be back next season and will enter training camp as the starter at his position, even with the Knicks agreeing to a deal with veteran Jason Kidd. Lin has agreed to sign an offer sheet with the Houston...

Larry Brown Says Jeremy Lin is a “Terrific Backup Point Guard”

Lin is about to get almost $30 million to be a “terrific backup point guard” according to Larry Brown. Larry Brown, the former coach of the Knicks and now with SMU, visited The Mike Lupica Show Thursday and talked about the Knicks keeping their hands in their pockets. “I think the kid was the great. [...]

Dropping Links: Sunday, July 8, 2012

I'm alive! Here's some links: - Mike Lupica, in his typical three-sentences-in-one structure, waxes poetic about how it would be best for Jeremy Lin to join the Rockets. He makes good points but Lin really has no say in the matter and, whether it makes on-court sense or not, the Knicks will likely match the offer sheet for their marketing cash cow. |New York Daily News|...

Will older Knicks be better?

The New York Knicks definitely got older. The question is, did they get better? Intent on getting the most out of their high-priced stars, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, while the two are still in their respective primes, the team was aggressive in free agency by signing 39-year-old point guard Jason Kidd with their taxpayer's mid-level exception and acquiring 38...

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