Sports: NBA free agent rumors — Will the Knicks pursue Jeremy Lin?


By Kevin Manahan

Jeremy Lin, who was the most celebrated athlete in New York in 2011 when he became a surprise starter with the Knicks and ignited “Linsanity,” could be returning to New York during free agency.

The point guard, who, while playing for the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers, hasn’t achieved the

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

success he had in New York, could be a Knicks target as they look for inexpensive, short-term players to form a bridge to the future during a total rebuilding of the organization.

When he returned to the Garden with the Lakers in April, Lin played 24 minutes and scored just four points in a 92-80 loss.

“Every time I come back, I always have great memories,” Lin said then. “I remember those great times. I’m always thankful. Coming back to New York with these fans at the Garden, that was very special to me and I’ll always cherish that.” Read more

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