FOR WEATHER INFORMATION CLICK "FREE MATCHUP" LINK UNDER EACH GAME
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sun Apr 23 07:54:24 EDT 2017
TOP NEWS
WOODSON CONFIRMS JEREMY LIN WILL CONTINUE WITH THE KNICKS
Tue, 15 May 2012 03:10 AM EDT

NY Knicks coach Mike Woodson said restricted free agent Jeremy Lin will “totally” be back next season with the team.

But like the starting point guard?  Woodson would not commit, pronouncing Lin “still has a ways to go” to boost his game.

“Jeremy’s a major part of our team, and will he start? Only time will tell,” Woodson announced at the Knicks’ training facility where players had their exit interviews with the coach. “He’s still got to recover from his knee and use this summer to actually work on his game to put himself in the best position possible for our ballclub. He has started for our team and he has played well for our basketball team. But this summer will be particularly crucial for him in terms of his enhancement and the futures very bright for him.”

In 35 games in the regular season, Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 helps per game. When Lin was leading the team to a 6-1 stretch in mid-March right after Woodson took control of for Mike D’Antoni, 5 players (including Lin) were scoring in double digits, and the Knicks were averaging 100.9 points per game and holding opponents to only 86.9.

Looking ahead, the most important area for Lin to build on, which will be a major element as Woodson considers whether to start him is the way in which the guard will handle defensive pressure regularly. In the height of “Linsanity” from February 6 to March 24, he averaged 4.5 turnovers per game. But Lin did cut down on his mistakes shortly before he was injured.

Thanks to a clause in the CBA – named after Gilbert Arenas – no other team can offer Lin more than the $5 million mid-level exception, and the Knicks have the inalienable right to match those offers. Football odds

Therefore, Lin is considered as a virtual lock to be re-signed come July 1, the beginning of free agency. However, Woodson’s affirmations still left the door open for the courtship of a player like Steve Nash, who will be an unrestricted independent agent, this offseason.

Carmelo Anthony is a “big believer” in what Lin can do next season. However most critically, they need him to get over his left knee injury, which was operated on April 2 to fix a little chronic meniscus tear.

“I want him to get healthy, come back at full strength and see what happens from there,” Anthony said. “He’s still part of the team and we want him. We love what he’s done for our team, what he’s done for the organization and what he’s done for the city.”

In addition to Lin, Woodson said he would love to see Smith and Novak re-sign with the team. At about that point, Novak is more likely to return than Smith, who sources say will back out of his player option as the $2.5 million biannual exception the Knicks can offer him this summer will be below his market value. But Smith claimed that he wishes to be back “without a doubt.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 4/2/2017 - 6/3/2017
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Cleveland Cavaliers
2
Cleveland Cavaliers
3
Boston Celtics
4
Indiana Pacers
5
St Louis Cardinals
04/23/2017
Italy Lega ASIDIGAS AVELLINO at BETALAND CAPO D'ORLANDO03:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBMONTAKIT FUENLABRADA at MORABANC ANDORRA03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBMOVISTAR ESTUDIANTES at HERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBBILBAO BASKET at DIVINA SEGUROS JOVENTUT03:30 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesSABALENKA, A vs. GOLUBIC, V03:30 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesGOERGES, J vs. TSURENKO, L03:30 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesCEPELOVA, J vs. BERTENS, K04:00 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesVESNINA, E vs. MERTENS, E04:30 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesPARMENTIER, P vs. SOLER-ESPINOSA, S04:30 AM PST
ATP - Monte-Carlo, MonacoRAMOS VINOLAS, A vs. NADAL, R05:30 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesSRAMKOVA, R vs. HOGENKAMP, R05:30 AM PST
International - United LeagueVEF RIGA at AVTODOR SARATOV06:00 AM PST
International - United LeagueBC TSMOKI MINSK at LOKOMOTIV KUBAN06:00 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesPAVLYUCHENKOVA, A vs. VAN UYTVANCK, A06:00 AM PST
Germany BBLS.OLIVER WURZBURG at BASKETBALL LOWEN BRAUNSCHWEIG06:30 AM PST
Germany BBLBG GOTTINGEN at TELEKOM BASKETS BONN06:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBUNICAJA MALAGA at FC BARCELONA LASSA08:00 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesVANDEWEGHE, C vs. SINIAKOVA, K08:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBUCAM MURCIA at RIO NATURA MONBUS09:00 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesABANDA, F vs. PUTINTSEVA, Y09:00 AM PST
Italy Lega ABANCO DI SARDEGNA SASSARI at AUXILIUM CUS TORINO09:15 AM PST
Italy Lega AOPENJOBMETIS VARESE at UMANA VENEZIA09:15 AM PST
Italy Lega AENEL BRINDISI at PASTA REGGIA CASERTA09:15 AM PST
Italy Lega APALLACANESTRO CANTU at VANOLI CREMONA09:15 AM PST
Italy Lega ACONSULTINVEST PESARO at GIORGIO TESI GROUP PISTOIA09:15 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesROGERS, S vs. VONDROUSOVA, M09:30 AM PST
NBACleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers10:00 AM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds10:10 AM PST
MLBHouston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays10:10 AM PST
Fed Cup - Single MatchesANDREESCU, B vs. SHVEDOVA, Y10:30 AM PST
MLBAtlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies10:35 AM PST
MLBBoston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles10:35 AM PST
MLBNew York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates10:35 AM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers11:10 AM PST
MLBCleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox11:10 AM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins11:10 AM PST
Italy Lega AGRISSIN BON REGGIO EMILIA at EA7-EMPORIO ARMANI MILANO11:45 AM PST
MLBKansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers12:05 PM PST
NHLOttawa Senators vs Boston Bruins12:05 PM PST
MLBSan Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies12:10 PM PST
NBAHouston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder12:30 PM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels12:35 PM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics1:05 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks1:10 PM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs San Diego Padres1:40 PM PST
NBABoston Celtics at Chicago Bulls3:30 PM PST
NHLWashington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs4:05 PM PST
MLBWashington Nationals vs New York Mets5:00 PM PST
NBALos Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz6:00 PM PST
04/24/2017
NBAMilwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors4:00 PM PST
NBAWashington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks5:00 PM PST
NBAGolden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers7:30 PM PST
04/25/2017
Germany BBLEWE BASKETS OLDENBURG at SCIENCE CITY JENA10:00 AM PST
NBAMemphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs4:00 PM PST
NBAOklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets4:00 PM PST
NBAUtah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers6:00 PM PST

x