NBA free agency is one of the most exciting periods of the season. Players, both stars and favourites alike, are able to sign with new teams, altering the future roster of their chosen destinations.
After one of the most hyped seasons in recent memory, Jeremy Lin emerged from the New York bench to become a star. As a starter, he averaged 18.2 points and 7.7 assists to lead the Knicks on their longest winning streak of the season. Combining the publicity he received with where he could end up makes this year’s free agency especially intriguing.
He is a restricted free agent, and has stated he wishes to return to New York, and re-join a talented roster of Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler. Unfortunately, for the Knicks and their fans alike, this will not happen.