Lin, whose breakout 2011-2012 season actually made people care about the Knicks, is coming back to New York.
Lin Tweeted after the game, "Had a fun time back at MSG tonight...lots of great memories!! Thx to all the fans who showed out."
With Jeremy Lin returning to the Garden with the Rockets tonight, now's as good a time as any to consider whether the Knicks made the right decision when they gave up on Linsanity.
Barkley said that the Knicks "blew it."
Lin says James Dolan told him, "I have plans for you in the future. This is a long-term investment. Don't rush back."
Time to hate the Dolans!
The way Houston's structured the deal, apparently it would cost the Knicks $45 million in salary and luxury tax in the third year to keep Lin.
Lin has agreed to sign a four-year, $28.9 million offer sheet with Houston—and this all but guarantees that he will sign a four-year, $28.9 million contract with the Knicks...unless James Dolan pulls a James Dolan.
There are reports that the Nets would love to steal Lin from the Knicks and transplant Linsanity to Brooklyn. At least that means he won't have to break up his new Entourage just yet.
Remember the Jeremy Lin who used to sip on Bud Light? The NYPost is sad to report that Lin is gone—and all that is left is a party-hardy husk of swishing, dishing, and tipsy flirting.
Lin probably won't play in Game 4 of the Knicks/Heat series on Sunday, but there is something he can do for the team: invite them over to eat his jersey made entirely of fruit-roll ups.
Lin tweeted optimistically: "Ill return from this surgery stronger/better than before and hopefully in time for the playoffs! Ecclesiastes 3:1&11." But can the Knicks make the playoffs—let alone make any sort of playoff run—without him?
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