According to the NY Daily News, “I’m not going to discuss Jeremy Lin,” Mike Woodson said Monday in Greenburgh as the Knicks officially began life without the Harvard point guard.
After the Knicks decided not to match the $25 million dollar offer Lin received from the Houston Rockets this was the first time the team addressed his stunning departure.
“Basically, it comes down to the fact that Houston made a commitment to him that we weren’t prepared to make,” GM Glen Grunwald said. “But I’m very happy for Jeremy that things worked out for him personally and for his family and I wish him the best. But I’m more excited for our team, by the team we assembled right now.”
Initially, the Knicks made it very clear they would do anything and everything to re-sign the point guard, but Dolan’s selfishness screwed the Knicks once again. He was upset Lin went back to Houston to have his original offer increased to include more guaranteed money in the third and final season. Once Dolan felt betrayed, Lin was done.
The Knicks move on with Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton and the spotlight, once again will fall back to Carmelo Anthony.