As a restricted free agent, the Knicks have the right to match any offer for Lin, which they will most certainly take advantage of. According to ESPN’s Marc Stien, a source close to the Knicks told him,
"They will match any offer on Lin up to 1 billion dollars.”
This is clearly an exaggeration, but it does show just how serious the Knicks are about bringing Jeremy Lin back to New York to be their starting point guard for years to come.
Now that it is a forgone conclusion that Lin will be back with the Knicks, here are five reasons why he will earn the mega contract that he was given next season.