Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What Linsanity Really Meant

If you're reading this, you probably know that Jeremy Lin is now a member of the Houston Rockets. Last night, the Knicks decided not to match Lin's three-year/$25.1 million offer sheet, and they let him walk away. Perhaps it was because of the huge financial burdens the $15 million third year of his contract would put on the Knicks; perhaps it was because the Knicks were insulted that Lin supposedly re-negotiated with the Rockets to get a larger contract after the Knicks said they'd match it. I don't know. And I'm not attempting to debate it.

After a mere 26 games, about five months of time, Linsanity - the meteoric rise of a 23-year old, undrafted, Harvard graduate, Asian-American that captured the sporting world and even made its way into the lives of ordinary, non-basketball-loving citizens - is over in New York City.

It wasn't very long. Really, if almost any other player was let loose to a new team after only 26 games, we wouldn't care very much. Not this much.

So, why am I so damn sad that Jeremy Lin is gone?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Free Agency is Buzzin'!

First off: Happy 4th of July, everyone! Hope you're all having splendid days, consuming calories, drinking liquids, and blowing things up!

Free agency has been alive and well and chaotic. I haven't updated here at all, but there's lots going on, particularly with our Knicks. If you would like some updates, take the jump, and we can get all up to speed with what's going on!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Here's What They're Saying

Well, well... the offseason is starting to pick up some steam now after a few sleepy weeks. The NBA Draft is tomorrow night, which has sparked some trade rumors (and of course, actual trades), and has the wheels turnin' once again. For the Knicks, a pretty good amount of stuff has happened over the last few days, which I haven't gotten to write about; hence this links post.

Anyway, if ya'll would like to take the jump, we can get all caught up on what's going on!

Friday, June 22, 2012

What to Look Forward to This Offseason

The NBA season ended last night, in case you missed it. The Miami Heat won the championship in five games over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Congrats, Heat. I guess. I mean, a championship is nice, but think of all the fun things you could have been doing if you had lost in the first round to the Knicks. The Knicks have gotten to do fun things in their off-time since that first round, so HA!

Anyway, the ending of the 2011-12 season is not as sad as the ending to the 2010-11 season because we still have so much to look forward to! First and foremost, there won't be a lockout this summer, so basketball will return by October! Likewise, that means free agency will start on July 1, like always. We'll have the Summer League, which is always a great time! We can focus on basketball, not business.

We also have the Olympics to look forward to! I didn't get to watch much of the 2008 "Redeem Team", but I'm excited to watch this year's team. Especially because many Knicks are involved - Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler are on the team, Jeremy Lin is supposed to play for the Select Team.

So, with all that said, take the jump for some things to look forward to this offseason, for the Knicks and for the whole NBA!

Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak Granted Early Bird Rights

Just now, on Twitter, to my eyes' astonishment, came this tweet and article from Howard Beck:
BREAKING: Aribtrator sides with NBPA, grants early-Bird rights to Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak. Huge news for Knicks.
Wow! This is obviously huge news for the Knicks, who can now re-sign Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak without dipping into their Mid-level or Biannual Exceptions.

Jump for details!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Here's What They're Saying

G'day, Bo Diddlies! Today is June 18 and that means in twelve days the NBA Draft will take place, and in thirteen days free agency begins. So, while the offseason has been fairly quiet, things are starting to heat up. With that said, take the jump for some links and things and stuff.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Bird Rights Hearing is Over; Decision Still to Come

The Bird Rights have been heard! Or... the Bird Rights hearing has been heard! Either way, earlier this afternoon the hearing for Jeremy Lin's and Steve Novak's Bird Rights finished and now we wait. Wait until an arbitrator decides whether a player's Bird Rights should be restored when they've been picked up off waivers, as opposed to traded or signed as a free agent.

The decision will ultimately decide whether the Knicks can put together a great, deep team this offseason, or if they'll be hindered with only the mid-level exception and biannual exception to rebuild a currently shallow team.

Take the jump for some sources of the hearing today