Video: Matching on Lin may cost too much, even for Knicks

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// The New York Knicks have until midnight ET Tuesday to determine whether Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet from the Houston Rockets is, well, Linsane. The Rockets have offered Lin $25 million over three years. An average salary of $8.3 million is a bit exorbitant for a player with a two-month resume. But when that deal contains a final year of nearly $15 million with huge luxury tax implications, it may even be too steep for Knicks owner Jim Dolan. I discussed the

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Kidd reportedly refused Breathalyzer, sang through arrest process

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More details are emerging from Jason Kidd’s car wreck and subsequent DWI in the Hamptons over the weekend. The New York Post, which ran Kidd’s mug shot on its front page Monday, has more details from the incident late Saturday night, including his refusal to take a Breathalyzer test, singing through his police processing and a return trip to the hospital after a bad reaction to a sleeping aid. The Post also said Kidd and his wife, Porschia, got into it at

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Knicks trading for Felton, possibly ending Linsanity

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Linsanity is over in New York. Or is it? We’ll know for certain within the next 72 hours. With Lin signing a backloaded $25 million, three-year offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, the Knicks have gone out and found themselves a replacement — or a sidekick — for Lin, depending on who you want to believe. That player is Raymond Felton, who will return to New York along with center Kurt Thomas in a sign-and-trade deal with the Portland Trail Blazers for Jared

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Tweet of the Night: Kyrie Irving

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I didn’t punch the wall…at all — Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 15, 2012 OK, Kyrie. Then how the heck did you break a bone in your hand? Perhaps Irving is taking issue with the word “punched.” Maybe he just slapped the wall. Either way, he now needs surgery but is expected to be healed in time for the start of training camp. (RELATED CONTENT: Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant go one-one-one for $50,000) (RELATED CONTENT: Irving dominating against Team USA point guards at camp in Las

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Tweet of the Day: LeBron James

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Just posted a photo instagr.am/p/NEgxvRiTMS/ — LeBron James (@KingJames) July 14, 2012Most of our readers are Americans, being that we’re based in the States and all, although I see our analytics and know that we get hits from as far away as Brunei very day. So I have a question for my fellow Americans, especially the ones who dislike the Miami Heat and their best player: How do y’all plan to root for Team USA at the Olympics if your least favorite

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Report: Howard will be traded to Lakers

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NBA Photos; Retouch by @stevesolis This is not going to come as welcome news to Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets, but there is a report out there today from an Orlando TV station that Dwight Howard is very close to being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. David Pingalore of WKMG-TV in Orlando uses some pretty strong language in his report. “This past week has been nothing but multiple smoke screens concerning the Dwight Howard drama. According to Pingalore’s

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Griffin experiencing knee soreness, could miss Olympics

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Sheridan: What happens next with Dwight Howard?

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The Orlando Magic want Dwight Howard to reconsider if he’d like to play for them next season. But Howard’s mind has been made up for a long time — and he wants out of central Florida. So what happens next? Presumably, Howard will come up with a second list of teams that he would be amenable to playing for long-term. It has long been known that the Mavericks, Lakers and Clippers were on Howard’s B-list. But the Mavericks would rather wait a year

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