What kind of contract will free agent-to-be Jeremy Lin receive in off-season?

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Even though the Knicks lost to the Nets last night and he was abused on the defensive end by Deron Williams, “Linsanity” is still sweeping the sports world.  Jeremy Lin‘s rise from the NBA D-League to sparking a turnaround of the New York Knicks has certainly been beyond impressive.

Here is something to think about though; Lin is a restricted free agent after this season.  While his epic run only covers a ten-game span, you can bet that the Harvard alum will be cashing in on his new-found fame and success.

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Signed Jeremy Lin jersey brings $42,000 in auction

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Last week Jeremy Lin partnered with the Garden of Dreams Foundation to put a game-worn signed jersey on the online auction block at Charitybuzz.com, along with a chance to meet him at tomorrow’s game (2/22) against the Hawks, including four VIP tickets. The jersey is the same one Lin wore on Friday, February 10, 2012, when he scored 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Deron Williams schools Jeremy Lin by dropping 38 on him

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Deron Williams made a statement with his game. He said “welcome to the big boy table Jeremy Lin, this is how we do it here.” Or maybe “I’m getting sick of hearing about Linsanity, let’s silence it.”

The New York Knicks lost for the second time in the Lin era falling to the rival New Jersey Nets 100-92. Williams scored a season high 38, with eight 3s and 6 assists, absolutely putting a clinic on the international media sensation. And you might have seen this coming, given how D. Will reacted to questions about Lin a few days ago:

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