Told y'all Lin was leaving! :p
Steven A. Smith is all up defending Carmelo, referencing Carmelo's mention that the Rockets offer was crazy (apparently Smith feels the need to defend Carmelo at all times, as he was saying people were taking this phrase the wrong way) and basically saying Lin isn't worth that much on the back end, which I suppose is true but hey, that's what it would take to get Lin away from the Knicks. Of course, people are incensed either way. The other great part is Smith up in arms regarding the idea that Carmelo doesn't want Lin around, saying that Carmelo was the one who told the coach to play Lin. Which is all nice and fine since Carmelo was injured and Lin was inserted to replace him essentially. Then when Carmelo came back, remember what happened? The Knicks sucked balls for quite a bit.
Though I guess Smith has a point poking Lin because he didn't play when he was "85%" during the playoff run as the Knicks were racking up injuries because he wanted to preserve himself for a bigger payday. Then in the same breath, Smith basically defends it.
In any event... eh. Lin goes to the Rockets and serves as a single star on an otherwise ho-hum team. Don't really see them doing much. The Knicks will continue to suck (nice job Kidd, getting that DWI so quickly). I can get with that. I'm probably not going to like the Nets, but the move to Brooklyn makes me very supportive (don't really like the owner either but... eh).
Oh and I never did talk about the Mavs. Well.. hey maybe we can get those potential free agents in 2013! Fuck.