Originally Posted by SMC
Lin set to sign offer sheet of 4 yrs $28.8 mil ($5m, $5.2m, $9.3m, $9.3m team option), which is eminently doable. Knicks will certainly match.
Knicks will 100% match that.
if Lin develops, and he will have one hell of a mentor in J-Kidd, it's a bargain deal.
if he doesn't, the Knicks can decline the 4th year team option and rebuild from scratch in 2015, which is the same year the contracts for Stat, Melo, Chandler and Kidd all expire.
people are trying to make a big deal out of the Knicks having to pay the luxury tax, and they forget that during the Isiah Era, the Knicks payroll was always around $100 million and once got up near $130 M.
Dolan doesn't give a **** about paying the tax as long as the MSG seats are full and Lin jerseys are flying off the shelves.