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Raptors tangling with Knicks for Nash, Lin

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08:05 AM ET 05.14 | The Raptors appear to have an ambitious offseason plan, which may include chasing point guards on New York's radar. Toronto will be in direct competition with the Knicks for Steve Nash. But Nash is expected to look to sign with a bona fide contender, and the Knicks and Raptors don't fit that description. The Raptors are also a potential landing spot for Jeremy Lin. They like him and what he'd do for their attendance, but Toronto would have to "back-load" an offer to the restricted free agent, paying him gazillions in the final couple of years of a deal, and hope that the Knicks would not match. According to league sources, that's what the Raptors just might do if their Nash plan falls through.

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May 14, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Why the yesterday's thread again with a different picture? It did nothing for me yesterday or today.

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May 14, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Lin is not going anywhere. Look at the Knicks roster they have no choice but to sign Lin. Nash is a nice to have option but he is not the missing piece to put New York in the contender category. Also it is hard to invest in a 40 yr old point guard even though he had a great year.

May 14, 2012  09:50 AM ET

New Yorkers don't be surprise when Lin gets the boot!

May 14, 2012  09:50 AM ET

They Be Hosers, Bros.

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May 14, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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Not sure......but I can guarantee you if the raps get one or both....people will say great moveAnd if the Knicks get one or both....the moves will be hammered

LOL.

May 14, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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Lin is simply not an NBA caliber player. It was a nice hype job and the Chinese community got engaged, but Mr Lin is likely to be joining Wall Street in the not too distant future.

I partially agree with you, There are so many "fans" that think he is the next superstar to hit the court, but he clearly needs work. He was the "Tebow" of the Knicks.

May 14, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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Not sure......but I can guarantee you if the raps get one or both....people will say great moveAnd if the Knicks get one or both....the moves will be hammered

And if knicks lose one or both, they'll get hammered. Conclusion. Knicks will get hammered.

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May 14, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Get paid LIN

May 14, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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The one note tune is playing again.

It wouldn't be a Knick article without that familiar (and we know what familiarity breeds) refrain.

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May 14, 2012  10:38 AM ET

I this really necessary again? The Bricks aren't going to give up on Lin (yet), and Nash wants to compete for a championship. End of story.

 
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