"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).
- The Nets are still seeking backups at small forward and center, says Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. According to Bontemps, Brooklyn is eyeing Damion James as a potential bench addition.
- After signing Landry Fields and trading James Johnson, the Raptors are still pursuing a star small forward, but there don't appear to be any matches out there, tweets Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.
- Wolstat adds in a separate tweet that the Johnson trade was all about his fit in the locker room, rather than talent. According to Wolstat, the former first-round pick never meshed with Raptors coach Dwane Casey.
- The two international players the Trail Blazers acquired from the Knicks in the Raymond Felton deal make the trade a winner for Portland, according to Wendell Maxey of Ridiculous Upside.