You know I hear a big deal being made about how the New York Knicks did not match the offer to keep Jeremy Lin, but is he better point guard than Raymond Felton, No. However, he would have helped the Knicks draw a bigger crowd and that translates to more revenue. As people found out, Lin held his own but he did not handle pressure well. He may turn about to be better this season but the league adjusted to how they would play defense against him. Lin should be all smiles as he has his chance to continue were he left off last season. Business is business and never trusts the words coming out of a team’s mouth instead, trust what is is in print and only when you are able to sign on the dotted line.
Lin may feel little betrayed, that the Knicks did not match the offer and he should feel little betrayed. At the end of day, it is about the business side of sports and Lin went for the money. As businessperson, he had to check out free agency to ensure the Knicks recognized his value. Value that would be matched with a good contract offer by New York; however, it backfired on him. Lin will be paid well for his services in Houston. Carmelo Anthony, how does he call the next player contract ridiculous. Houston Rockets thought Lin was worth the contract that was offered. The Knicks have paid Anthony and yet to truly show he is on the same level of a LeBron or Kobe. In regards to how he truly carries a team, Anthony contract is ridiculous.
As the Knicks roster stands, the Knicks remain a step behind teams such as the Chicago Bulls, and Miami Heat. Lin was not going to push the Knicks over the top nor will Raymond Felton. Felton is solid point guard; however, Knicks will soon recognize the Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire experiment is not a perfect fit. Lin is a Rocket and he has a nice contract. He parlayed Linsanity into great deal. It will be good for the Lin’s story to continue on a good note. Unfortunately, Lin’s fans will have to watch the next chapter unfold in Houston.