Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Calls Jeremy Lin’s Contract Ridiculous
Carmelo Anthony came back from injury amidst Jeremy Lin’s Linsanity hoopla and many people believed “iso Melo” wouldn’t be able to coexist with the young guard. I don’t think there’s anything personal beef between these two but this comment is most certainly going to get blown up. Read more after the jump.
A team source tells ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley that the third year of the Rockets’ offer — worth $14.8 million — makes it unlikely the Knicks would match. If the Knicks were to match the offer, they would also be subject to a luxury tax in the third year, bringing their total out-of-pocket cost for Lin to approximately $30 million in 2014-2015.
When asked by Newsday on Sunday if he thought Lin would be back with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony was unsure but took a swipe at the Rockets’ contract offer to the point guard.
“It’s not up to me. It’s up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract,” he told the paper.
Carmelo basically said what everyone else has been saying or at least thinking. The comments just hold more weight because he’s Lin’s teammate and the situation I described above.
My only question is, what was the purpose of the lockout?
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