If you watch sports programming at all you are aware of the Jeremy Lin story.
Ivy League basketball player is waived by two franchises in the NBA only to be picked up by a hapless team in the media center of the world and plays for a couple of weeks like he’s just invented flubber.
Then he gets hurt and his fifteen minutes seem to be over.
Until the off-season where Lin is able to win his free agency and gets a three-year $25 million contract offer.
Which the Knicks (a team that spends money like its printing it, damn the results on the floor) appear unwilling to match.
And on the one hand they look insane. The $$$$$ they made off of the Jeremy Lin story was huge.
And likely would continue to be. On the other side, he showed that he wasn’t exactly a great match with star Carmelo Anthony.
So a decision was made and it looks like the Knicks are going in a different direction.
Is this a bad idea or a good one? Only time will tell.
But my money is on this being a good decision. Ian O’Connor may disagree, but I just don’t see much upside to Lin’s game. I think he can be a solid player in the league, but not a difference maker and not worth the $14+ million he’s going to be paid in 2014-15.
So as long as the Knicks don’t throw the money they’re saving on Lin away…
So, to sum up my feelings: Jeremy Lin had a good year. But the Knicks are not Lin-sane to let him go. I just hope they do something a little bit more Lin-spired than signing Ray Felton.
- ‘Lin-sanity’ is extremely over-paid (jarrodpeterson4.wordpress.com)
- Knicks must let Jeremy Lin go – ESPN (espn.go.com)