The New York Knicks had the chance to let the most compelling story line not named LeBron James come back to play at Madison Square Garden and develop his game in front of a city that has grown to adore him. The Knicks had the chance to have Lin back on their team.
All they had to do was match another team’s offer for the point guard with uncontainable potential and invaluable economic profits worldwide. Instead, owner Jim Dolan, who has been known for making absurd and unintelligent moves throughout his time with the Knicks, has now established his worst decision up to this point in his managerial career.
Jeremy Lin will now become a Houston Rocket on a three-year, $25.1 million contract. And he will only improve upon what he did in his short 25-game stint in which he started from last season. With China’s help, the Rockets just received the starting point guard for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
No matter the fact that New York might have had to pay a large sum of money during the third year of Lin’s contract, there is no reason to think that far ahead. Right now – the Knicks need this. The Knicks don’t need a drunk Jason Kidd or an overweight Raymond Felton. They need Jeremy Lin.
Instead, they let him head down to Texas. Sorry, New York, you just got Knicked yet again.
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