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Knicks were ready to match; with handshake to trade Lin before February!

July 18, 2012

Now it’s becoming a bit more clear what took so long with deciding Lin’s fate:

The Knicks were still deliberating their decision in recent days, and there was no better sign of that fact than one of the team-to-team discussions they engaged in over the weekend. New York, according to sources, was considering matching the offer for Lin while also finding a handshake agreement with another team so that it could, if it so desired, deal him before the February trade deadline as part of a contingency plan. In those discussions, the Knicks — whose acquisition of Raymond Felton was the most obvious sign that Lin was on his way out — had targeted specific point guards with whom they could swap Lin as a way to maintain depth at the position behind Felton and another newcomer, Jason Kidd.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/sam_amick/07/18/jeremy-lin-houston-rockets-daryl-morey/index.html#ixzz210b1yoeJ

All along I thought they would sign Lin, and that seems partially correct.  Knicks were ready to flip Lin to another team if they would agree on a handshake under the table type of a deal before February’s trade deadline.  Looks like there weren’t many bidders or buyers for Linsanity!  In my honest opinion I would have re-signed Lin, hoped for a Lin-tastic season and flipped him along with Stoudmire next July to the Rockets!  I can dream can’t I?

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