Knicks Bids Goodbye to Jeremy Lin as He Signs with the Rockets
The New York Knicks finally said goodbye to Jeremy Lin after the Knicks declined to match the salary offered by the Rockets. The Knicks had midnight to equal Houston’s US$ 25 million three year proposal.
Lin exploded in the NBA scene last season, giving hope to the struggling Knicks side made headlines around the globe for his performances. Although Lin’s breakout was cut short when he suffered a season ending knee injury and missed playoffs. Lin averaged 14 points and 6 assists in 35 games during the shortened NBA season.
Just after the deadline passed Lin thanked all those you supported him during his stint with the Knicks, he also said that he is very excited and honored to play for the Houston Rockets again. Lin played for the Houston last December in two pre season games before he was released by the Rockets can signed by the Knicks.
Plagued by injuries, Lin made most of his time with the Knicks and led the Knicks to seven straight wins and averaging more than 20 points in each game. Previously the Knicks announced that they will match and offer but was blindsided when Houston contract will pay Lin US$ 14 million on his third year. Knicks choose to take the cheaper route by signing point guard Raymond Felton in place of Lin.