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?
Yes, that's exactly what happened. Knicks had every intention to match the original offer and voiced that to Lin's people. Yes, he had the right to, but no RFA in memory has done that.
I wanted Lin back mainly as a trade chip to get Chris Paul, and am upset that he's gone. But I do understand the Knicks thinking and I can't kill them for it.
The Knicks only have a 2 year window (not 3) before they blow up the roster. Felton, in shape, can help them immediately along with Kidd.