At first, it seemed as if Jeremy Lin expressed interest in the Rockets just so that he could force the Knicks’ hand and ultimately garner the best offer possible. But now it appears as if he doesn’t want to play in New York. If that’s really the case, did he “use” the Knicks and New York to make more money? Yes, but that’s exactly what he should’ve done because it’s a cold world.
Over the weekend, the Knicks signed PG Raymond Felton, which makes this situation even more cloudy. According to Felton, the Knicks told him they weren’t going to match Houston’s offer. Is that true or did they just tell Felton that to make him feel better about coming to NY?
South Carolina TV reporter Mark Haggard tweeted that Felton told him the Knicks did not plan to match Houston’s offer. The Knicks declined to comment .
Also, ‘Melo thinks Lin’s contract offer is ridiculous:
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, practicing with the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team in Washington Sunday, called the deal “ridiculous,” referring to the third year that will pay Lin $14.8 million .
Knicks have until 11:59pm ET Tuesday to match Lin’s offer or he is officially a Houston Rocket.