Just when it looked as if the Knicks had both Steve Nash and Jeremy Lin locked up, there is a great possibility that they will not end up with either of them. After multiple reports had Steve Nash leaning towards a sign and trade deal with the Knicks, the two-time MVP did just that…except he did it with the Los Angeles Lakers.
As a Knick fan you are saying “well at least there is Jeremy Lin”, but that does not look likely to happen either. The Houston Rockets are expected to offer Lin a three year deal with an option for a fourth year for Lin, which the Knicks could match but the money would be over $30 million that the Knicks would have to shell out. That kind of money may be just too much for the Knicks to commit to Lin, who has only started 25 games on his career and was shut down last year with a torn meniscus and missed the playoffs, after the Linsanity phase.
In other troubling Knickerbockers news, Landry Fields and the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a deal for three years worth about $20 million. The deal cannot be signed until July 11th, when all NBA players can sign new contracts. The Knicks again could not commit the money that would have been needed to re-sign Fields, even though he is a solid player but he is not an everyday starter.