But, because New York is losing out on Lin's services, the coverage is mostly fixed on what the bigger-market team is giving away.
Let us look at Houston instead. It needs a point guard after losing Goran Dragic and Kyle Lowry in the offseason. Though $25 million is a lot to pay for Lin's services, he's certainly addressing a position of need.
Also, the kid was good over the few games he played for New York, notching roughly a 20 player efficiency rating. Much of this could be a small sample size or Mike D'Antoni magic.
Houston GM Daryl Morey is betting that the man most responsible for Linsanity was Lin himself.