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Jeremy Lin Transfer News: Linsanity Surprised and Hurt That Knicks Allowed Him to Leave NYC

William RameauJun 14, 2014 03:50 PM EDT
ReutersJeremy Lin at a Nike conference.

In a recent interview, Houston Rockets point guard, Jeremy Lin, talked about how he was surprised and hurt that the New York Knicks did not match the offer to re-sign him a few years ago.

"I'm not sure if you could say I left New York," said Lin to HuffPost. "I think God has a perfect plan for me and I ended up in Houston and the way it all happened without going into details is just you know restricted free agency and some sense there is only so much that I can control and not everything was in my control."

Lin was disappointed to learn that the Knicks would not re-sign him after the organization made previous comments that they would do exactly that in the off-season.

"Yeah, I was surprised...I'm human so of course," said Lin. "Even though everyone understands it's a business...we're all human so we all have emotions. It was definitely unexpected but like I said it's all working out and it's all part of the plan. I thought the way it happened was not exactly the way I thought it would happen based on what I was hearing."

In a previous interview with Yankees announcer Michael Kay on Kay's sports show, New York Knicks owner James Dolan made the revelation that he does not regret the decision to let the young point guard leave New York.

"No," said Dolan to Kay on the Michael Kay show that airs live on Yes Network. "No regrets with Jeremy Lin. I wish Jeremy the best of luck, but he's going to get paid $19 million next year, and imagine what our team would be like if we, you know, we'd be stuck for a long time, so no."

On February 4, 2012, Lin's first ever game as a starter with New York, he racked up 25 points on 10 for 19 shooting, seven assists, and five rebounds against the Nets.

Now in 2014, Lin is rumored to be traded in the upcoming off-season, it is currently undertermined whether this information holds water.


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