08:07 AM ET 12.18 | Linsanity returned to New York for a one-night engagement, but an interesting review was submitted prior to the performance. Mike Woodson gave his first candid answer regarding Jeremy Lin's departure before [Monday's] Rockets victory over the Knicks. Woodson's view is Lin left the Knicks, not the other way around. Although the Knicks could have matched the Rockets ramped-up $25.1M offer sheet, Woodson believed it was unmatchable because of the luxury-tax penalties on Lin's final year, worth $15M. "We wanted Jeremy back," Woodson said. "I made that public back in the summer. But things changed from a business standpoint. Jeremy decided to take the Houston (new) deal. He had every right to do that. As an organization, we moved on."