Monday, July 2, 2012

From the big stage playing at the mecca to the big freeze of the Raptors ehhhhh??

ESPN.com NBA New York Story Link

Jeremy Lin went from little known, hardworking, brainiac/NBA back-up back-up  point guard to Worldwide New York Knicks Starting Point Guard Front Page News Sensation in a matter of mere days. The Harvard graduate has essentially been proclaimed the next big thing to star on Broadway in the big apple without giving it a second thought but it's been reported that the Knicks are going into contract talks with a cautious approach. 


With the Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire signings it was the guaranteed max deal so there wasn't much to negotiate dollars wise, but with Lin its going to be much different. Teams with a lot of payroll flexibility are going to be able to offer $5 to even $10 million more per year on the back end of his contract and still not be over the expected "cap". A team such as the Knicks with 3 extremely high contracts in Amare, Carmelo and Tyson Chandler could end up being over the salary cap and paying the luxury tax before they even have 5 guys on the floor if Lin gets the dollars some insiders are talking about.


So, is he going to be a splash in the pan and fizzle out or did the Knicks uncover a beautiful diamond in the rough and dust him off just in time to watch him walk out the door and star for another team on Broadway? How's LA sound Mr. Lin>???