Originally Posted by NPTJET53
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?
Reportedly, Lin agreed to terms of a contract with Houston before the NBA transactions signing/trade day of July 11th...Nothing was signed...When terms leaked out the Knicks (Mike Woodson) said they would match based on the reported contract terms..No contract had been signed yet...So since no contract offer was signed and presented to the Knicks to review and match, Lin's agent and Houston decided to up the contract to try and prevent the Knicks from matching...Lin didn't sign the actual Houston offer until Saturday night.