Will the New York Knicks be able to re-sign Jeremy Lin?

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Linsanity flooded the sports world this past NBA season as Jeremy Lin brought a fresh of breath air to the New York Knicks franchise.  At the top of the Knicks’ off-season questions; will they be able to re-sign Lin and build off their strong play late in the year?

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Applying the Allan Houston Rule to NBA Atlantic Division Teams in 2011

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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the pending NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule.  When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league.  The released player becomes a free agent but his salary still gets paid and counts against his former team’s salary cap.  Ironically enough, Allan Houston was not a victim of The Allan Houston Rule.  The Knicks instead decided to waive Jerome Williams.

If the new CBA once again invokes this clause, most teams will probably take advantage since it would save them possibly tens of millions of dollars.  To keep up with the times, we will change the name of this from “The Allan Houston Rule” to the “Rashard Arenas Rule” since Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas easily have the two worst contracts in the league.  Allow me to break down each team and who would end up being the casualties of this rule.  Here is the Atlantic Division.

By: David Kay

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New York Knicks Must Follow Miami Heat Blueprint

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The New York Knicks have formed their own superstar tandem with Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.  Now the franchise must follow the Miami Heat game plan from last off-season and find the right pieces to compliment their star players.

By: David Kay

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Knicks Land Amare; Who’s Next?

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In an off-season where most of the major free agents have stayed home so far, Amare Stoudemire and the Knicks agreed on a five-year, $100 million deal.  New York has landed one of the top tier players available, but who will be joining Stoudemire in the Big Apple?

By: David Kay
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Real Season Begins NOW for New York Knicks

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By: David Kay

As expected, it was another rough year for the Knicks franchise as they suffered through their ninth straight losing season.  However, it was almost accepted by their front office and fan base as the true season for the Knicks begins on July 1st when the NBA free agency period begins.

Every single move the Knicks have made post-Isaiah Thomas has been geared up to clear cap space so they could be a major player this off-season.  That’s why New York dealt their 2009 first round pick Jordan Hill and a 2011 first round pick to the Rockets just so Houston would take on Jared Jefferies salary for next season.  In the process, the Knicks acquired Tracy McGrady who was a free agent.  New York now enters the off-season with only four players under contract next season and a boatload of cap space.
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Knicks Clear Major Cap Space, Look like Major Players this Summer

By: David Kay

Rockets Get: SG Kevin Martin, C Hilton Armstrong, PF Jordan Hill, F Jared Jeffries, Knicks 2012 1st round pick (top-5 protected), Right to swap 1st round pick with Knicks in 2011 (top 1 protected)
Kings Get:
PF Carl Landry, PF Joey Dorsey, SG Larry Hughes
Knicks Get:
G/F Tracy McGrady, PG Sergio Rodriguez

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