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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2011 NBA Free Agent Point Guard Rankings

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With the NBA Lockout coming to an end, we now know that teams can start signing free agents on December 9th.  Like the NFL experienced once their lockout ended, there will be a frenzy period for teams to fill out rosters with the season tipping off on Christmas.

With the new labor agreement, there are some changes to NBA free agency.  A player can only receive a four-year maximum deal (five-year deal if they re-sign with their current team) and beginning in the 2013-14 season, teams will start receiving a harsher luxury tax penalty if they exceed the salary cap.  Teams will now only have three days to match an offer sheet for one of their restricted free agents.  Also, some names will be added to free agency after teams decide which players will be released under the one-time amnesty clause option.

With the salary cap expected to be around $58 million, half of the teams will under that number and have room to sign free agents.  Check out the bottom of the page to see which teams have space and how much.

Here is a look at the top free agent power forwards, where they might sign, and what kind of payday they will receive.

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2011 NBA Free Agent Small Forward Rankings

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With the NBA Lockout coming to an end, we now know that teams can start signing free agents on December 9th.  Like the NFL experienced once their lockout ended, there will be a frenzy period for teams to fill out rosters with the season tipping off on Christmas.

With the new labor agreement, there are some changes to NBA free agency.  A player can only receive a four-year maximum deal (five-year deal if they re-sign with their current team) and beginning in the 2013-14 season, teams will start receiving a harsher luxury tax penalty if they exceed the salary cap.  Teams will now only have three days to match an offer sheet for one of their restricted free agents.  Also, some names will be added to free agency after teams decide which players will be released under the one-time amnesty clause option.

With the salary cap expected to be around $58 million, half of the teams will under that number and have room to sign free agents.  Check out the bottom of the page to see which teams have space and how much.

Here is a look at the top free agent power forwards, where they might sign, and what kind of payday they will receive.

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