Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jul 18 2012)
If you’re mad, I’m not going to tell you that you shouldn’t be mad. If you want to burn your Knicks paraphernalia, starting with your No. 17 jersey, I’m not going to advise you against that bonfire. Though I do ask a) that you be careful…
One of sports’ most all-time captivating rags to riches stories, the rise of Jeremy Lin, is turning the page to its next chapter.
But it won’t be set in New York.
The Knicks confirmed Tuesday night they have officially severed ties with the 23-year-old point guard who made Linsanity…
After becoming a Rocket late Tuesday night, Jeremy Lin tweeted: “Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!! Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support this past year … easily the best year of my life. I’m forever grateful!”
How about the most unpredictable year of his life? Here’s a rundown of the top 10 things that made it that way:
1. Lin plays a total of about 50 minutes over the first 22 games with the Knicks, and then plays 70 percent of that time in just one game on Feb.
WHAT IT MEANS: Raymond Felton is in, Jeremy Lin is out.
The Knicks declined to match Lin’s three-year, $25 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. They will now hand their offense over to Felton.
If they get the same Felton who thrived for 54 games with the Knicks in 2010-11, the drop-off might not be as significant as some have predicted.
Felton averaged 17.1 points and 9.0 assists in 38 minutes per game with New York before he was dealt to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony trade.
Jeremy Lin is heading to Houston, leaving a legion of heartbroken Knicks fans behind.
Raymond Felton struggled in Portland but is happy to be back in New York, where he thrived in then-coach Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo system.
New York bid farewell to “Linsanity” on Tuesday when point guard Jeremy Lin was allowed to leave for Houston after the Knicks declined to match a salary offer from the Rockets.
Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine, which opened in March, is a cult of personality built around National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Walt Frazier, known as Clyde.
Say goodbye to Linsanity, New York.
Howard Beck provides answers to the most common questions involving the Knicks, the Rockets and Jeremy Lin’s free agency, which will end by the end of the day.
Linsanity is all but over. As first reported in Tuesday’s Daily News, Garden boss Jim Dolan has decided not to match Houston’s offer sheet for the 35-game phenom.
Box office smash that it was, the Jeremy Lin circus has left town, and that’s good for all parties concerned. But it’s not as if the rest of the circus has pulled out of the Garden with him.
Jeremy Lin’s departure from the Knicks may hurt many New York City businesses â?? except for the one with which Lin’s name was so closely tied to the last six months.
FROM HIS OFFICE near The World’s Most Famous Arena, Jeorge Romero of Long Beach admired Linsanity and the buzz it created around MSG in February.
In the end, but not quite all the way to that midnight deadline, James Dolan and the people running the Knicks didn’t think Jeremy Lin was worth the money it would have taken to keep him, despite all the money Lin had made for the company that owns the Knicks.
'Lin-sanity' ends after 25 starts as the Knicks chose not to match the Rockets' three-year, $25.1-million offer for point guard Jeremy Lin. Instead, the Knicks will move forward with offseason acquisitions Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton.