Jeremy Lin

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Lin, Novak Await Bird Rights Fate

On his 29th birthday, Steve Novak was back in New York on Wednesday to attend the Bird Rights arbitration hearing between the NBA and the NBA Players Association. Novak will be directly impacted by the decision, as will the Knicks, who would love to have the ability to re-sign the NBA’s three-point shooting champ — not to mention young star Jeremy […]

With Lin Gone, Pressure Still On`

This was one of those romances that burns hot, but burns out. The break-up was official late Tuesday night when the Knicks confirmed they would not match the three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet that Jeremy Lin signed with the Houston Rockets. This was what Lin wanted, otherwise, why would he and his representation go back to the Rockets […]

Decision on Lin Sparks Heated Debate

LAS VEGAS — How fitting to be here, in the City of Sin, this oasis of unapologetic pretentiousness, of extravagant novelty, of alluring adventure and the pursuit of the endless experience, to consider the value of Linsanity. While we rode that euphoric wave through February and March, the New York thing to do was predict its […]

Linsanity And Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Jeremy Lin wasn’t ever going to play on the Knicks’ Summer League team here, but he did miss out on some valuable competition and conditioning time with the USA Basketball Select team. Lin’s next real competition will come in October, when training camp opens. While the Knicks are all but expected to match the hefty […]

Raising Jeremy: Lin Will Benefit From Kidd

Jason Kidd woke Thursday morning in his sprawling Water Mill mansion on Long Island with the understanding that his NBA career would likely see its final days with the Dallas Mavericks. After a round of golf, which tends to engender the spirits of competitiveness and exuberance, Kidd apparently wasn’t ready to surrender his career, even at […]

An Appeal for Bird Rights Settlement

Could free agency be delayed by the NBA’s appeal of the recent Bird Rights arbitration hearing? It’s possible. The NBA Players Association could request an injunction on behalf of the players involved, including Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak, to delay free agency until the appeal process is completed. The NBA’s appeal could take weeks, possibly months, according to several […]

Players Association’s Win in Court Has Huge ‘Linpact’

Just as a front came through New York City with heavy, cooling rains to wash away the oppression of the Heat, an arbitrator’s decision cleared the way for the Knicks to continue to build and potentially challenge a championship won in Miami the night before. Kenneth Dam’s ruling in favor of the NBA Players Association stance that Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak do retain […]


The ability to keep this deep Knicks roster intact is riding on a decision that will be made by an independent arbitrator in June. Though this is technically an NBA Players Association vs. NBA argument, the result will have a direct and dramatic impact on the Knicks more than any other team. On Tuesday, Howard Beck wrote […]


Glen Grunwald wore a smile when he officially got the job as Knicks general manager earlier this season. It was not a reward for a job well done as the interim, but a vote of confidence in his ability to continue to get the job done. He spent a majority of the season as an inconspicuous presence, […]

Linsanity 2.0?

The hero emerges from the bench in Game 5 to lead the Knicks to a win. The series returns to Madison Square Garden, where a raucous crowd inspires the team to yet another victory to force a Game 7. Then, history is made — and also repeated — with an epic clincher down in Miami. This is, certainly, how […]