Originally Posted by Dirtstar
this is a factor that is being completely underplayed or downright ignored by the media, who are hell-bent on ridiculing the Knicks front office/Dolan.
Yep. I've been watching the NBA since Magic was a rookie and the RFA rules have been around for 20s. I follow the offseason closely. I can't remember whena a RFA, heck, an UFA, renegotiated an oral agreement made during the signing moratorium. Dirt, can you remember anyone doing that?
It's unheard of.
I do believe Dolan would have matched if the original offer sheet had been 3/25 rather than 3/19. But the Rockets not only delayed submitting it (by custom it's supposed to be the same day the moratorium is lifted) but then renegotiate.
If Lin is being sincere about preferring NY and wanting to spend his career here, he should fire his agent in the coming days because he did him a great disservice.
And, lastly, if Lin does in fact become a superstar, the Knicks will have the option to sign him back in 3 years because they'll be well under the salary cap by then with all those expiring contracts from the year before.