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Gone In a Linstant: Jeremy's Future With the Knicks in Doubt

Monday, July 16, 2012

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks brings the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Chris Chambers/Getty Images/Getty)

In New York, Linsanity may be nothing more than a hoop dream.

Knicks standout point guard Jeremy Lin will be headed to the Houston Rockets if New York doesn’t match the team’s three-year, $25 million offer for the 6-foot-3 fan favorite by 11:59 p.m. EDT Tuesday, according to ESPN.com.

Matching the deal was once thought to be a slam dunk for the Knicks. "They will match any offer on Lin up to $1 billion," a source told ESPN.com last week.

But with the recent sign-and-trade deal for Portland Trail Blazer Raymond Felton, the team’s roster is now three deep at point guard. And Lin’s future with the team is up in the air.

Not even Lin saw this coming, according to Yahoo! Sports:

"He did not see this happening," Peter Diepenbrock, Lin's coach at Palo Alto High School, told Yahoo! Sports. "He sounded surprised."

Lin first stunned beleaguered Knicks fans in February when the undrafted Harvard grad came off the bench to score 25 points against the Nets, sparking a fan fervor that commonly became known as Linsanity.  

He went on to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (twice!) and get accolades from President Barack Obama.

He averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in 35 games before a season-ending knee injury.

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Comments [3]

The Goat from Rucker Park

HipHopSays: TRYING to run the organization into the ground?! They're been DOING it successfully for the past 15 years!!

Imagine, they brought Jason Kidd in to be a "mentor" to Lin. He's then promptly arrested for drunk driving.
Maybe Lin should mentor Kidd.

The Knicks are a sad joke. After the failed attempt to win a championship in '93, it's been a sickening slow slide to the bottom; Ewing and the Knicks City Dancer, Sprewell, Isaiah the Pig, Marbury (You gettin' in?), Carmelo, Stoudamire, Camby, Kidd.

If I was Jeremy Lin, I wouldn't be able to pack my bags quick enough to get the hell out of NYC and away from this loser franchise.

Jul. 17 2012 12:32 PM
Shatsby from NYC

I've so lost Linterest in this

Jul. 17 2012 09:55 AM
HipHopSays from Brooklyn (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill)

only the knicks can resign camby and bring on kidd and manage to bungle something like this...if i didn't know better i would start to think the dolan bros. are trying to run the org into the ground.

Jul. 17 2012 09:10 AM

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