There’s 2 schools of thought on the Jeremy Lin to Houston fallout. A lot of fans wanted him to stay, regardless of whatever the luxury tax was in the infamous “poison pill” third year. Personally, I’m glad the Knicks finally said no to spending money for the sake of spending it. I’m glad they didn’t get handcuffed by signing Steve Nash. No problem with drunk Kidd and fat Felton running the show this year on the cheap. They’re in a much better position than this time last year with Toney Douglas and the eventual failed Shumpert experiment at the point. They just gotta pull out all the stops to get CP3 into the fold for 2013-14.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually think Lin will end up a solid player. Would’ve loved to see how his flash-in-the-pan game translated over the course of a full season after the taste he had last year. Still, he’s FAR from a guarantee. I don’t see a legitimate reason for the Knicks to have just splurged and hoped for the best. Could Dolan be wrong? Absolutely. Seeing things as they are right now, though, it’s a safer play to bet against the kid who was never really a star on any level becoming a championship-caliber point guard. In the end, that’s what we’re after, right? A title? Whether or not it’s possible with the Melo/Stat combo is irrelevant – that’s why they’re here. We’re stuck with them. If you’re gonna break the bank for a “final piece” and pay an extra $2.50 for every buck spent, don’t do it on a roll of the dice.