At 11:59 last night, the Knicks officially passed on matching the Houston Rockets' offer to Jeremy Lin. As much as I liked Lin, the offer was too much. Lin did not gel with Carmelo and Amar'e as I'd hoped. His turnover ratio was problematic. If I were the Knicks, I would have passed, too.
The camp that thought the Knicks should have kept Lin points to what a splash he made in New York, how much money he would have brought in for the Knicks, but if Lin really wanted to stay on the team, where he could have learned from Jason Kidd, he wouldn't have signed the Rockets' offer sheet in the first place.