2012 NBA Off-Season Thread: There's a new team in town
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07-17-2012, 07:51 PM
Two Pucks, One Cup
Join Date: Dec 2005
It's not worth the risk.
NBA teams hate doing the Knicks favors. That's why the Knicks have to overpay with draft picks in every trade they make.
If Lin is an average PG after two seasons, teams would ask the Knicks to surrender even more 1st round picks just to take him off their hands.
If they waive him, he wont get claimed if he sucks and is no longer a media darling.
The Knicks have a short window to build around Melo, Stat and Chandler. Three years and then they are all free agents. The only way they can try to come close to competing for a championship is to surround those three with quality, inexpensive role players and veterans.
If they signed Lin, they wouldnt be able to do that.
People complain about the Knicks' age, but it's the only way they can build a team with those three huge contracts. Adding a 4th contract would have been suicide.
The Knicks have their 1st round picks in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Just pray to God they find a way to hold onto them.
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