Jeremy “Linsanity” Lin Is Officially Houston Bound
It appears that Jeremy Lin is officially taking his talents to Texas. His talents that he showcased in a grand total of 25 starts last season has snagged him a $25 million dollar pay day. The New York Knicks will not be able to match the Houston Rockets offer sheet for Jeremy Lin, according to the New York Times.
The meteoric rise of Linsanity is going to the Rockets mostly because of the structure of the contract, more specifically the 3rd year of the deal. The 3rd and final year of the Rockets offer is for nearly $15 million, and that would thrust the Knicks into luxury tax territory. The penalty would cost N.Y. over $40 million dollars.
Knickerbocker brass decided against matching the offer even though the potential marketing of the Asian-American superstar could potentially make up for the penalty. Instead, they added point guards Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton to man the point guard position and to offset the loss of Lin.
What do you think of the recent Linsanity move? Which team came out on the better end?