Linsanity is back in New York
‘To Linfinity, and Beyond’, that’s what coach Mike Woodson came shouting out from the locker room when he learnt that his Lincredible star will return to the New York Knicks next season.
NBA teams and players continued to make transfer moves yesterday, following a day after the suspension on such signings ended. New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson was most probably the happiest man in the NBA yesterday.
In a press conference yesterday, Mike Woodson informed that the New York Knicks will keep Jeremy Lin on their roster even though the Houston Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin a four-year contract worth $28.8 million.
Jeremy Lin will be returning to the New York Knicks, according to coach Mike Woodson, the San Antonio Spurs will be hanging onto Boris Diaw and Joe Johnson is leaving Atlanta for the Brooklyn Nets.
“Absolutely,” Mike Woodson said with an exuberant smile when a reporter asked if Jeremy Lin will be able to play for the club next season. Mike Woodson also confirmed that Jeremy Lin would have recovered from his injury before the new season began. Jeremy Lin picked up an injury just before the end of last season.
Jeremy Lin, who is an Asian-American, is the first USA NBA player of Taiwan or Chinese lineage.
Jeremy Lin was cut by two other teams before he made it to the New York Knicks’ bench. Last February, injuries to two starters from the New York Knicks squad gave Jeremy Lin an opportunity to feature in the first team.
From here onwards it was all Linsanity. Jeremy Lin took everyone by surprise to lead the New York Knicks to seven victories in a row with his superb clutch shooting and finesse precision passing.
In just a matter of weeks, Jeremy Lin turned into a star in the NBA. The 23-year-old point guard continued with his good form but a knee injury just before the end of the season ruled him out of a couple of important games.
Jeremy Lin had to go under surgery eventually, which effectively ruled him out for the rest of the season.