Originally Posted by SMC
It's 100% true, at least according to multiple reports. Atkinson was a mentor for Lin and the day Lin orally agreed to 5-5-9 he had dinner with Atkinson and told him about it.
I don't know about markets, but it's hard to believe that Houston is 3rd, unless we're talking about the Yao Ming bounce from a few years ago. Lin is no way on that level.
I am trying to get a better understanding of the issue. Did Lin agree orally to a contract that the knicks could match? and then go back to Houston and tell them to increase the Contract?