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
The Jeremy Lin/Steve Novak/Bird rights arbitration hearing was held today in NYC. Lasted 3 1/2 hrs. Decision due by July 1.July 1?!?! We don't have that much time! Fear not...
The Lin-Novak hearing is over, a source said. A decision is expected soon, as david stern said yesterday. Not expecting it today.Steve Novak (who attended the hearing)!
I can't thank Jeffrey Kessler and @TheNBPA enough for all the work they have put into this Birds Rights case. A decision in about 2 weeks.
So, it's a little unclear as to when we'll hear. I suppose that's a good thing; perhaps the arbitrator has a lot to think about and consider, meaning the NBPA made a compelling case. And hey, if that arbitrator isn't cuttin' it, I'll take his spot! I assure you, the Knicks and their fans would be happy with my decision!