ESPN.com Article Link
A source has told ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley that the third year of the Rockets' offer -- worth $14.8 million -- makes it unlikely the Knicks would match. With the signing of the more veteran point guard Raymond Felton just a few days ago the whispers began about the Knicks possibly changing directions.Personally I'm confused. Just a week ago Mark Stein, another ESPN reporter, quoted a Knicks source close to the situation as saying they will match any offer on Lin up to $1 BILLION. Math was one of my best subjects in school, I had taken pride in that, until now. Now my world has shifted with the bounce of a ball in the blink of an eye.....
So, if Jeremy Lin has gotten an offer for 3 years and a total of $25 MILLION how exactly is that not matched instantly based on their previous statements? I mean really, let's think about it. Seemingly, they can afford to bring Lin back, give Isiah Thomas a call and put him in charge of looking into any complaints of sexual harrassment or something along those lines. If ANYONE knows SEXUAL HARASSMENT, it's THAT MAN! The Knicks also probably should put together some sort of SHSP somewhat like when parents are allowed to set aside money for their kids college tax free. With a initial deposit of say $600,000,000 into the Sexual Harassment Savings Plan, they could really save a nice chunk on their future law suits with Thomas being allowed to speak to women directly.
Based on my calculations of Lin's $25 million, the new SHSP, and Isiah Thomas' annual salary of 1 lawsuit covered up, that should leave the New York Knicks about $275 million left to overpay in free agency. It's going to be tough, I know we all probably couldn't do it, but I really think that Knicks infamously ignorant in all things basketball related, can surely get himself a losing season while putting together another amazing awful team, even with $275 in his pocket.
Business Insider.com article link from back before good ol JD fired Mike D
OK, in all seriousness, obviously i'm kidding. Well, not about Isiah Thomas really, or Dolan being a historical screw-up since his nice decision business wise that got him that nice chunk of money to waste on each bad decision he makes.
I really am not that surprised to be honest in regards to all this possibly not signing him talk. Last year turned into a circus that rejuvenated the Knicks and their fans while simultaneously embarrassing their high paid, defensive liability, Carmelo "I never saw a time all game when I wasn't open to shot, so I did" Anthony. Everything he couldn't do was exactly what Jeremy Lin brought to the table. Great attitude, an obvious hard work ethic, passion for the game, leading by EXAMPLE, making team mates better, and even dominating a game without having a big scoring night. Guess what? That equaled a lot of straight wins. With Lin. Without Anthony. Maybe they need to re-think this whole decline the offer idea.....If Melo was quoted correctly he already had this to offer:
When asked on Sunday if he thought Lin would be back with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony was unsure but took a swipe at the Rockets' contract offer to the point guard."It's not up to me. It's up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract," he told the paper.
And this is a TEAMMATE? Let me tell you what Melo. How would you like it if after the Knicks made you their pitch and contract offer, a few teammates said of course they want you back in the same sentence as letting the world know that obviously your not worth that much money though?
GREAT TEAMMATE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE MELO. DICK.
AND I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO GET INTO THE ENDORSEMENT DOLLARS THAT JEREMY LIN WILL CREATE FOR HIS TEAM. GUYS DON'T TELL DOLAN BUT CHINA IS HUGEEEEE, THEY HAVE A LOT OF CITIZENS THAT LOVE LOVE LOVE SEEING LIN SUCCEED AND THEY ARE WILLING TO SHELL OUT TONS AND TONS AND TONS OF MONEY ON MERCHANDISE....PROBABLY MORE THE $25 MILLION IN 3 YEARS, YOU DO THE MATH MR. D
Just because you can profit AND DO WELL in business doesn't mean you can profit and do well in EVERY BUSINESS.