New York Knicks have enough pieces to contend in Eastern Conference

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

The resurrection of the New York Knicks hasn’t been an as accelerated a process as management would have hoped.  They invested a ton of money in signing a big three of their own but haven’t been able to get the job done on their own just yet.  That’s why the Knicks added some veteran pieces this off-season that should help them contending in the Eastern Conference.

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Steve Nash trade leads to point guard roulette in NBA

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The Los Angeles Lakers made a huge splash by acquiring Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns for four future NBA Draft picks.  That deal has led to chain reaction of point guard movement in the NBA as Goran Dragic, Kyle Lowry, Jason Kidd, and possibly Jeremy Lin have all found new homes.

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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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NY Knicks, Jeremy Lin e-book now out for $1.99

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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks: Jeremy Lin: The Incredible Rise of the NBA’s Most Unlikely Superstar by Bill Gutman. It was released the 20,000-word instant ebook out in e-book format last week at the very low price of $1.99. A 50,000-word print book will follow this fall.

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Jeremy Lin book set to drop later this month

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A new book about basketball phenomenon Jeremy Lin and his success on the court and in life will be published March 26, just 53 days after his stunning debut on February 4th as the New York Knicks’ newest superstar.

McGraw-Hill is rushing “WIN LIKE LIN: Finding Your Inner Linsanity on the Way to Breakout Success” to press to meet the insatiable appetite of fans around the world hungry for Everything Lin this winter.

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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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Jeremy Lin Podcast: Dorf of Sports

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On this edition of Dorf On Sports, Fred  and Andy f talk about Jeremy Lin, the newest star in the NBA and for the New York Knicks. This is truly the best sports story I have ever seen. He has had an impact not only on his team but the entire NBA. We also talk about how weak the Pac-12 is in basketball.

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Chinese celebrating Knicks’ Jeremy Lin as their own; spiting Taiwan

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Who knew the underdog story of a star basketball player in America would parallel political strife in the Far East? And that he would become yet another point of disagreement between a world power and a fledgling separatist state?

Jeremy Lin is the feel good story for the NBA and America at large. The underdog story of a Taiwanese-American and Harvard graduate who had no D-1 offers and went undrafted is dominating sports media right now.

Lin had 38 points versus Kobe Bryant and the New York Knicks. The legend grew. Then he hit a buzzer-beating, game winning three-pointer versus the Toronto Raptors last night. With Tuesday’s 90-87 win over Toronto, the Knicks are now 7-0 in the Lin era. In just a week and change, the Knicks have gone from coach-on-the-seat to playoff position.

His exploits have caught world media attention, and made him a huge star in Taiwan, an obscure island state (recognized as a nation by just 23 countries, considered part of China by the rest) with a population of 23 million. The Taiwanese are currently celebrating Lin as one of their own countrymen.

However the Chinese have sovereignty of Taiwan, and therefore the Chinese believe Lin is one of theirs.

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Taiwan embracing NY Knicks Jeremy Lin as one of their own

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Jeremy Lin is the feel good story for the NBA and America at large. The underdog story of a Taiwanese-American and Harvard graduate who had no D-1 offers and went undrafted is dominating sports media right now.

Lin had 38 points versus Kobe Bryant and the New York Knicks. The legend grew. Then he hit a buzzer-beating, game winning three-pointer versus the Toronto Raptors last night. With Tuesday’s 90-87 win over Toronto, the Knicks are now 7-0 in the Lin era. In just a week and change, the Knicks have gone from coach-on-the-seat to playoff position.

His exploits have caught world media attention, and made him a huge star in Taiwan, an obscure island state (recognized as a nation by just 23 countries, considered part of China by the rest) with a population of 23 million.

From the AP:

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Knicks star Jeremy Lin offered free apartment during apartment search

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Jeremy Lin is the newest ESPN created sensation. No doubt he’s been great in his very, very small sample size that is his brief NBA career, but the WWL jumped the gun even faster than they did on Tim Tebow, if that’s possible. And, if you’ve been consuming the sports media lately, Lin has been deemed the winner of the next NBA MVP award. Maybe the next five.

A tweet from Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, PRAISING Lin drew ire from NBA fans (and it’s understandable when you read the back-handed slam at the NBA in it)

What he’s done to help revive/save the New York Knicks this year has gotten a lot of attention; especially when you consider his minimal salary and the fact that he’s doing it all while crashing on his brother’s couch. Well that changes now.

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