Tweet of the Day: Jay Williams

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Sources are saying that the #Knicks will not keep Jeremy Lin. #NBAnews
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Tweet of the Day goes to Jay Williams, whose sources told him that the Knicks will not match the Rockets poison offer sheet for Jeremy Lin. The reports on Lin’s situation has been all over the map for the last few days, and a multiple number of writers had different takes on whether keeping him would be the best choice for New York. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith also provided their take on the situation over the weekend, causing

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SH Blog: Linsanity and Dwightmare drama dominates the day

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At some point, we’d like to – and eventually will – have a headline that isn’t focused on the drama surrounding Dwight Howard or Jeremy Lin. That some point will not be today, however, as the two once again dominated the story lines. Lin’s situation, in particular, was discussed by a countless number of writers, as you will see below, along with other relevant news of the day:J.R. Smith had some things to say about Jeremy Lin’s situation, from Sam

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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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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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SH Blog: Carmelo Anthony calls Jeremy Lin’s contract ridiculous

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“Dwightmare” has dominated much of the off-season drama thus far, but a new drama is quickly forming as we speak for the New York Knicks. Much of it, of course, involves Jeremy Lin and his controversial contract signed with the Houston Rockets. If you are unaware of the situation, see Chris Sheridan’s article on the latest updates. Also check out why Moke Hamilton thinks Linsanity may be too expensive for the Knicks. The drama – lets call it “Linflicting Lintroversy” –

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SH Blog: Knicks upset over Lin’s updated negotiations with Rockets

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The biggest news story in the NBA continues to be Dwight Howard, who could, as reported by an Orlando TV station earlier, be headed to the Lakers soon.  Or he could be headed to the Rockets.  Or maybe he’ll stay in Orlando for another year.  Check out Chris Sheridan’s report (linked above) and Chris Bernucca’s podcast for the latest on Dwight, as well as Jan Hubbard’s continued coverage of the USA Olympic basketball team and Joe Kotoch’s look at the

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SH Blog: Video of Tyson Chandler’s nude photo shoot

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New York Knicks starting center and current Olympian Tyson Chandler was recently on the cover of ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, where athletes pose naked for the sake of art (and probably just to strut their stuff). It prompted Jeremy Lin to call him Magic Mike – a male stripper character in the movie “Magic Mike”. Now, you can see the actual process of the photo shoot and the various poses Chandler provided that you may not have seen before. You can also

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SH Blog: Houston Rockets amnesty Luis Scola, sign Jeremy Lin to offer sheet

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There is one team in the league that has been constantly in the news since the beginning of free agency: The Houston Rockets. That trend continued on Friday, as the team made a number of significant moves to ultimately acquire the prize they seek in Dwight Howard. See what they did today, along with transactions around the league including trades and signings. Also, be sure to scroll to the bottom to watch a number of entertaining videos. It’s what the

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