NBA Free Agency: Summer Ball

07.02.2012

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Jeremy Lin

Over the weekend, restricted free agents Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak retained their early Bird rights, which allows the New York Knicks to retain the two players and still go over the luxury cap. The Knicks have been adamant about their plans of resigning Lin and keeping Linsanity at a fevered pitch. But since Lin’s meteoric ascent into the basketball stratosphere, a few teams have come calling on the Knicks’ sensations services. If Toronto can’t land Nash, it’s being reported that the Raptors are willing to turn their attention towards Lin. ESPN Insider Chris Broussard reported earlier that the Knicks can offer Lin a four-year deal worth $24.5 million, but an opposing team can offer him a deal that could go as high as $40 million over four years. Carmelo Anthony has been vocal that he wants “Jeremy back next season,” and Lin has made it clear that God and loyalty is what means the most to him. If the Knicks are able to snag Nash, things could get very interesting in the Big Apple.

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