2012 NBA Off-Season Thread: There's a new team in town
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07-18-2012, 04:20 AM
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PLEASE. This is tortured justification. Even if he regresses (although I doubt that'll happen), he'll still be the "good backup" that Brown claims. $5MM per year for that player (and again, this is in comparison to having NOTHING in his place, not some other player) is a bargain. Then, for ONE year, they have a potential downside of playing increased taxes. And this is a problem for the team that $190MM in payroll and taxes in 2006? REALLY?
1) Lin is coming off a major injury. 2) its folly to pay 5 million a year to a guy who would play 15 mins a night and barely any in the 4th quarter.
3) Shumpert, injury aside, has higher upside than Lin. Lin's 3rd year would make it impossible to extend Shumpert.
4) From a business standpoint that 3rd year makes it cost prohibitive.
The 3rd year that Lin asked for sealed his fate. Signing the offer sheet made him legally untradeable.
The Knicks did everything right, for once. If Lin becomes the next Steve Nash, and he loves NYC as much as he says he does, they will have plenty of money to bring him back in 2016.
Sorry but Lin hired a new agent to get the most money regardless of location. For once I agree with Dolan.
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