Only silver lining is hopefully Knicks either don't make the playoffs, or get blow out in first round, with Baron Davis, Carmelo Anthony, and other selfish hero ball players getting traded in off season as Dolan realizes he needs to build a real team around Lin and Chandler.Woodson needs to go also.
Anthony is NOT getting traded. While he's been derided on this site, him and Jeremy need each other. There's no reason they can't co-exist. When they do start clicking, the Knicks will be an elite team.
Joe,I doubt NY will make the playoffs, but if they manage to scrape by they wouldn't last. A lot of Jeremy's fans think Lin should go to the Lakers. He deserve to be freed and get out for fresh air and start anew.Woodymelo will be in NY for at least 3 years. I think he, Dolan, and other like-minded people will get along well together.
Damn. I knew there was more to Lin's injury than just a day-to-day thing, particularly when the Knicks sought to get the MRI and Woodson made the earlier comment that he didn't know "if" Lin would be back for the season.
Not good but if i was Jlin, i'll let my knee fully heal before returning. He has a similar injury to Brandon Roy except Roy played through his injury and suffered the consequences (career ending). Lin shouldn't take that risk. I rather see him return next season fully healthy than to try to come back right away after surgery.
Terrible news. I hope Lin does what is best for his long term career. Best wishes for a full recovery.
agree. Best thing for Lin is to rest more after the surgery. If Ny makes the playoff (doubt it), I hope they don't manipulate Lin to join them; they've been just using him or not using him depending on their expediency.The way they handled this PG lottery that was so lucky for the NY team, they don't deserve Lin. Thus I'm actually glad that Lin wouldn't have to contribute to the team for the rest of the season, although NOT the way it came about. Maybe some people in the team got what they wished for, but I'm certain that it's not for their benefit.
Epidemiology of isolated meniscal injury and its effect on performance in athletes from the national basketball association.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22130472
Best wish to JeremyHe said he never got a surgery on his keen before... Finally, I dont need to watch knicks game.
I wish him good luck too! I will pray for him too , I hope he will fully recovery with 100% heath when we see him. Now, I will not watch Knicks games with bunch of selfish players who tried to play hero ball. Bye Knicks!
Sorry to hear about Jeremy's injury. Man.... I spent 185 bucks to get NBA League Pass so I could watch every game Lin was playing in. Oh well.
Cancel it! I will do that!
Tomorrow you will see a lot of people selling their NBA League Pass on ebay.
JLin will still have a positive impact supporting the guys even off the court.
yes, he will. I am sure the front office has already told him that they need his presence at the games after his surgery. They need the fans to know that he is still here. I am sure JLin has been told by management staff already that they want him to stay in NY and play for the Knicks. If they start scouting for a PG, it will be for backup to JLin. I think BD is done after this season.JMO
could be his last days as a knick. he's a restricted free agent and if the knicks don't match another team's offer, lin can choose to leave.
I doubt they don't match. There isn't much better out there. They can't afford D-Will, Nash isn't coming with D'Antoni gone, and Lin is a good investment on and off the court. Lin will probably sign a one year qualifying offer for the MLE to see how he fits under the new coach and with Carmelo and Amar'e for a full season.
jubeininja69,Somehow, I don't believe Jeremy Lin will sign or not sign based solely on money - unless the difference in the amount is quite large.I hope the NY team releases him from their grip, instead of flexing their "restricted" muscle. Sigh, the rule is so stupid and unfair: If a team offers more money than NY and they don't counter-offer more, Lin would be free to go, but Lin can't accept the other team's offer if the amount offered is less than NY's offer. Crazy!
I think he should definitely shut it down for the rest of the year. Let the meniscus fully heal after surgery. He should field the best offer and then come back strong next year. This shortened season is killing the point guards.
I hope Lin reads your advice and not rejoin the team *IF* they make the playoffs.I didn't see the footage, but it was reported that Darren Collison (insert *i* after "s" and his name would be Collision) of the Pacers fouled and collided with Lin. I looked him up to see if he was an enforcer possibly carrying out bounty, but he is only 6'0, 160 lbs (although obviously one need not be a huge person), and he happens to share the same birth date with Lin (but is a year older).I saw Ricky Rubio (another finesse player) of Minnesota suffer the season-ending knee injury and needed help leaving the floor when it appeared that Kobe offensive-fouled him, yet Kobe was awarded two free-throws. It was sad to see. I was watching Rubio for the very first time, upon learning that he was another young rising star who had also been a victim of harsh body slams by opponents just like Jeremy Lin.
No matter what happen, I just wish to see Lin can get healthy and play again in the field. We will pray hard for him and really wish the problem can be fixed forever.
Just canceled my NBA Pass. Will follow Knicks time to time on national TV games.
was not aware you could do that. I'll have to look into this
They only charge you for the installment you paid. Go to their FAQ section to find out. There is a definite chance that Knicks might not make it to playoffs this year. From the way they have been playing, they will lose games to Pacers, and when they get in a funk, they have a hard time coming out of it. In some sense, Lin managed to get his name known this year, so he can now play hard when his salary is raised to $4 to $5 Million level. Why risk your career for lousy salary; he already contributed more than his salary this year. Now that he knows his weak areas, he can focus on improving them after surgery and come back stronger than ever with a higher salary. I say everything worked out just fine for him. The surgery does not seem to be the kind of surgery which will diminish one's movement.
how is this racist bitch still working for NBA TV?those of you with more influence should be raising a stink...23 Feb Rex Chapman Rex Chapman @rexchapmanIt was meant to be racist.23 Feb Rex Chapman Rex Chapman @rexchapmanSo once & for all, if u answered "NO!." to the question, "Was RChapman's JRSmiff/JLin-tweet racist?", then you're a fu**ing-moron.23 Feb Rex Chapman Rex Chapman @rexchapmanI mean, I'm at a funeral today & the JRSmiff/JLin-tweet is all that anyone wants to chat about. #SMH ...It was turned into a "news story".
I feel bad for the kid. I hope he makes a full recovery. He's brought more excitement to the NBA in those 2 short months than I've seen in a decade. Good luck on the recovery.
Jeremy sounded fine in his media session. He doesn't seem too worried so I won't be either. A straightforward procedure and then lots of rest and rehab for him. Hope he takes it slowly and doesn't rush back, the team will just have to cope without him. Speaking of which...Aaaand the Knicks are back to playing dull, lifeless b-ball. Honestly, the game against the Hawks and this one against the Cavs have got to be two of the most boring games I've seen this season. Now J-Lin is out, i wouldn't be surprised to see tv ratings drop like a stone in the coming weeks. I want the Knicks to do well, and they will... next season when everyone's healthy and the schedule is back to normal and (hopefully) a new coach taking them through summer camp. But right now they're pretty awful to watch.
let the knicks flame out without their "d-leaguer decision maker" - anonymous knicks player who was jealous of lin.
Jeremy will be fine. This is a routine procedure, and if this season is over for him, it has already been everything he could have imagined and more. He now is a known entity who will get a nice RFA contract next year, probably for the 5 mill mid level. Also he got a real taste of what its like to go up against defenses game planned to stop him and he knows what areas of his game that he needs to improve upon. He's going to come back next year even better. I wish him a speedy recovery
i like your optimism! i'm going to adopt your viewpoint.
lol@Woodson: Woodson said he’s known of players that have played through meniscus tears, but that only Lin knows his body. Lin knew he would need surgery eventually, but hoped to delay it until after the season.“He’s elected to have the surgery and we’ve got to respect that, because only he knows the pain that he’s feeling. And there is a problem, so it’s got to be fixed,” Woodson said.http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AvlT6ZhshrWXTstBhaZ6UNK8vLYF?slug=ap-knicks-lin
Now I dislike Woodson. He sucks.
Woodson's just mad that this means keeping his job will get a whole lot tougher. He knows he needs Jeremy. Without Lin, the Knicks will struggle to make the playoffs, looking at the schedule they have coming up. The only way they n=make it is if Milwaukee implodes, which IS a possibility.
I saw that article too, I don't like Woodson from the first day he became knicks interim head coach, that selfish speech just make people know he is a selfish person, hopefully Knicks will fire him.
Yeah, I saw that too. I thought it was kind of a ding against JLin, like he is not tough enough to stick it out. I liked what Chandler said that JLin had talked to him about it, and he said that JLin must really be hurting,not to play, because he really does want to play. I saw the panic stricken look on Woodson face at JLin's press conference.He is scared.From the other interviews, Melo seems really upset that JLin is out, because he said that really hurts us. Melo knows that when he can't pull it off JLin will. I think Melo really likes JLin. Melo knows that Baron is not up to par, because he said that they will have to make do with what they have(meaning Davis). BTW, if Woodson stays, he will not only have to accommodate Melo/Stat, but also JLin. JLin is making so much money on and off the court for New York , MSG and The NY stock exchange.
awarde wrote: "Melo seems really upset that JLin is out, because he said that really hurts us."Correct; and he should be." ... I think Melo really likes JLin"Ummm.. NO.I like most of the Knicks' players (and I've gotten to like several a lot), but a few are watching out for their own interests ONLY - not as a *whole* team (it used to be just one or 1.2 people). That's my conclusion from a LOT of articles and interviews and things that have happened - or not have happened, in the case of them just standing by when on March 6th they let the 3 thugs flagrant-2 foul Lin (not called though).
So yeah.. if Jeremy Lin is out for the whole year.... I'm probably going to stop watching basketball period.. well not until the playoffs.. Which means I'm probably going to stop coming on jeremylin.net. . It's been fun you guys. See yall next year.
this is the worst news ever...definitely no need to follow the knicks anymore. we have the worst luck...i had a bad premonition that lin would be injured and now it's come to pass. sad, sad, sad.