Stein: Knicks interested in Jeremy Lin
December, 27, 2011
Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesJeremy Lin (left), a Harvard graduate, played 29 games last season as a rookie with the Warriors.
Mike D'Antoni said on Monday that the Knicks would be looking to add a veteran point guard with Iman Shumpert (sprained MCL) out for two to four weeks, Baron Davis (herniated disk) out for at least four weeks and Mike Bibby coming off of back and foot injuries.
Clearly, the Knicks need a healthy body to back up starter Toney Douglas.
Stein writes, "The fact that Lin's salary for this season ($788,872) is not guaranteed makes it much easier for any interested team to put in a waiver claim on the former Harvard star and take what amounts to a no-risk look at him.
Two teams that have expressed interest in adding Lin to their rosters, according to sources, are the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors."
To read Stein's full story, click here.
UPDATE: The Knicks claimed Lin off of waivers on Thursday morning. Click here to read the full story.