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Jeremy Lin May Not Re-Sign with the New York Knicks

Point guard says his decision to stay isn't set in stone

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Jeremy Lin May Not Re-Sign with the New York Knicks
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Jeremy Lin, the guy who brought “Linsanity” to the New York Knicks, is a restricted free agent this summer, which means that he can pretty much sign with whoever he wants. Assuming, of course, that they want him, as well. The Knicks will have an opportunity match any offers, which I’m sure they will given Lin’s talent and popularity. And while some people feel that there’s no reason to panic over a potential departure, Lin’s agent suggests you shouldn’t assume he’s going to return.

In a recent interview with the New York Post, agent Roger Montgomery explained, “I don’t expect that. We’re not anticipating that’s going to happen. We don’t have assurances of anything. I know history shows most restricted free agents go back to their team, but I’m not going to assume anything. We’re waiting to see what happens.”

Lin himself echoed these sentiments, adding, “There’s always going to be uncertainty until the final contract is signed, so definitely nothing is set in stone. Nothing’s set in stone until it’s really written.”

This may come as a surprise to Knicks coach Mike Woodson, who said that Lin would “absolutely” return to play for the Knicks next season. It’s understandable why he’d want Lin to return. In addition to helping reinvigorate the franchise towards the end of the season, the point guard also has a devoted fan following which essentially translates into dollar signs when you start plastering his name and likeness onto overpriced merchandise.

In related news, Lin was recently named to the USA Basketball Select Team, which will assist in the U.S. Olympic team in preparing for the London games this summer.

So Jeremy’s Lin agent will actually try to negotiate, as opposed to accepting the Knicks first offer… Breaking news, huh?
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he can kindly exit stage left if he likes. “@SportsCenter: @JLin7‘s agent: Don’t assume he’ll return to the @nyknicks http://t.co/wYm6JZJ9
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What lasted longer Kim Kardashian’s marriage or Jeremy Lin’s fame?
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Report: Raptors to pursue Jeremy Lin. Wow!
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Danica Patrick got lapped, yet ESPN will continue giving her a ton of attention. A commercial with Jeremy Lin & Tim Tebow is coming soon!
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Jeremy Lin May Not Re-Sign with the New York Knicks
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  • Jeff Soriano

    overrated chump, punkass, who cares?

    • jenny

      just like you ..?

    • Pete

      your a little scum suckin douche. You don’t know the difference between a basketball and a football.

      • buzz

        and you said your instead of you’re. Brilliant.

    • Jerry

      And one more thing…go scrub my floors Soriano

    • Cle

      God bless Jeremy Lin. God is with him. Whoever has God in him, who can be against him.

    • true

      overrated chump, punkass????

      He’s Harvard graduate and playing MBA. and who and what are you?

    • http://yahoo.com acdc2

      agreed

    • freakin idiots

      uhhhmmm i dont know. Probably someone who reads this article just to hate on Lin and say who cares? Someone who doesnt have anything better to do other than to hate on people. I’ll let u figure out the rest.
      Ohhh and before you use the word punkass next time, you should think first. It’s really not that difficult.

  • JimiB

    The 20 teams who need a point guard.

  • Butchboy

    I hadn’t seen nor heard of him in awhile. Thought maybe he got hurt or died or something. He may be the Barry Horowitz of the NBA. Who? Right. = no staying power..?

    • JB

      Kidding, right? He did get hurt.

  • David

    Come to San Antonio… WE don’t need you, but would love to have you!

  • S Rod

    I’m in San Antonio too, David, but I’d prefer him going to my Mavericks, cause we do need a point guard. And all you haters can just look at their record before he got in and how their season ended. How different it could have been? (rhetorical question)

  • Jerry

    Jeff Soriano..And that makes you feel superior when you call him a punkass? And why is he a punkass? Jealousy is not a virtue dumbass.

  • Cle

    Nobody can ever put down a good man.

  • Zero

    If basketball doesn’t work out in the long run, he still has his degree from Harvard to fall back on XD

  • Kissmybums

    Lin is bettern off elsewhere because he will suffocate under Woodson’s charge.

    • jimc

      agree w/ kissmybums – Woodson may not be the best coach for Lin, Woodson can’t even tell who’s playing well, and he pulls out players that are hot too soon. The Knicks will prob play an okay reg season but fall apart again in the playoffs next year.

  • freakin idiots

    i think it’s so stupid how some of ya’ll read or probably even searched this article just to hate on the guy.
    I mean come on. Punkass? Really?
    Think again buddy. If u hate him that much, then why bother looking at this article?
    Ooohhhh the idiocy!!!!

  • STEVEN

    J Lin….. You are a One Shot Wonder…. Go AWAY… And NEVER lets the KNICKS know where you are going…. Good Bye

  • WonderWhy

    I think its nice how fans take haters to the mat about Mr. Lin. I like him and wish he’d play for the S.A. Spurs. However, I find it strange that when Serena Williams wins she represents America yet she is vilified big time. Once I saw 2000+ negative posts. I can see not liking her behavior at the U.S. Open over bad call but talking about her like shes not a child of God, calling her a gorilla? The racism…Its crazy. Heck, our country get the tax money from the wins. Someone calls Lin a punkass and folks post constructively why thats not a nice thing to write.
    Strange.