What's Jeremy Lin Worth to the Knicks?

The $60 million question
Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks accepts the Best Breakthrough Athlete award at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Photograph by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Strange weekend for the New York Knicks. It left newly signed point guard Jason Kidd’s Cadillac Escalade dented on a roadside near the Southampton (N.Y.) telephone pole he collided with before being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated. And it left the Knicks with a very sticky decision about the fate of their other point guard, Jeremy Lin. Without getting into the convoluted rules that govern NBA contracts, the choice looks like this: The Knicks can either keep Lin by matching the three-year, $25.1 million offer the Houston Rockets made, or they can let him go to Houston.

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