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Jeremy Lin: PG Will Make Knicks Regret Allowing Him to Sign with Houston Rockets

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22: Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks leaves the court after a win over the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on February 22, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJuly 22, 2012

The New York Knicks may just be the worst franchise in sports.

After allowing Jeremy Lin to walk away for nothing, they live up to the label. 

Here are three reasons why Lin will make the Knicks regret allowing him to sign with the Houston Rockets

 

Superstar

How many superstars fall into your lap? How many times will a young player come out of nowhere and tear up the NBA

Not many, but New York just allowed one (potentially a superstar, not yet) to walk away. This will be a move that will forever be in the franchise's memory if Lin turns into an All-Star point guard. 

In a league full of superstars and organizations searching for superstar talent, the Knicks look like the biggest fools for allowing Lin, who had superstar potential, walk away for nothing. 

 

23 years old

Lin is only 23 years old.

Imagine selecting a rookie from college who took over the league like Lin did this past season, averaging 14.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

Would fans, owners and coaches go crazy saying, "Hey! We found our point guard for the next 10-to-12 years!" Chances are that they would.

He played great in 35 games this season, and we have now seen what he's capable of when he receives 25 minutes or more per game.

The sky is the limit. 

 

Lin will get better

It's ridiculous to see some people dismiss what Lin has done because of his deficiencies such as turning the ball over, defending and not having a left-handed dribble.

He's only 23, in virtually his first real spell of consistent minutes per game. Why can't he improve as a basketball player?

Lin is just getting started in his NBA career and as far as I'm concerned, the sky is the limit. He can tone down his turnovers, improve on his defense and if defenders can't stop him from going right, why stop?

He could develop a left hand if he really wanted this offseason, too.

Lin's ceiling is out-of-this-world high. 

New York made a major mistake allowing him to walk away regardless of the money. 

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