Atlantic Notes: Lin, Valanciunas, Raptors, Nets

"Though he sure didn't act like it," writes Marc Berman of the New York Post, "Jeremy Lin still wants to be a Knick." Berman cites a source close to Lin who says that the young point guard is hoping the Knicks match Houston's offer sheet. Berman's apparent critique of Lin's handling of free agency is somewhat bizarre, considering the Post scribe reported two weeks ago that the Knicks intended to sit back and wait while Lin went out and let the market set his price tag.

As we wait to see whether the Knicks will truly let Lin walk, here are a few more items out of the Atlantic Division:

  • The Knicks still want to make some minor adjustments and figure to make a couple more small moves, says Gery Woefel of the Racine Journal Times (via Twitter).
  • Expect the Raptors to sign 2011 fifth overall pick Jonas Valanciunas in the "next couple days," tweets Doug Smith of the Toronto Star.
  • With Jose Calderon's future in Toronto uncertain, the Raptors would like to upgrade their bench at point guard, says Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun (via Twitter).

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One thought on “Atlantic Notes: Lin, Valanciunas, Raptors, Nets

  1. Cxcelica

    Love how outraged the Knicks are. They came out and their gameplan was that they were not going to make any offers to Lin (I assume they didnt want to overpay and probably felt the market was soft for him). So they go out and tell him to set the market himself, probably with a wink wink and a snicker, and now they are angry that he was able to find someone to pay him. And don’t tell me about the whole flying out to Vegas nonsense. This is a business.


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