Knicks content on pretending Jeremy Lin never happened

Jeremy LinIt wasn’t that long ago the New York Knicks and fans everywhere were emerged in nothing but ‘Lin-sanity’. Nowadays, James Dolan wants Jeremy Lin as the forgotten point guard that never existed.

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.

Dolan’s ego detrimental to the Knicks

James Dolan

This latest error in the disgraceful decade long run of Garden chairman James Dolan may have been his worst.

From Isiah Thomas, to Stephon Marbury, to now Jeremy Lin, Dolan has made all the wrong moves en route to transforming the New York Knicks from contender to proverbial NBA laughing-stock.

The Knicks foolishly waved goodbye to 23-year-old point guard Jeremy Lin, as they failed to match the Houston Rockets three-year $25.1 million offer sheet. Previously thought of as a foregone conclusion, up until the news broke on Saturday of the Raymond Felton sign and trade, the Knicks decision to bid adieu to the dynamic point guard is a shocking one.

Dolan’s decision is shocking in that there’s no clear logical reasoning behind it. However, Dolan’s mistake is not shocking at all. Why should we have expected the logical, correct decision to be made?

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