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Knicks plan to match Jeremy Lin offer

Updated: July 12, 2012, 2:42 PM ET
By Jared Zwerling | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

LAS VEGAS -- New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson said on Wednesday the team will "absolutely" match the Houston Rockets' four-year, $28.8 million offer sheet for Jeremy Lin.

Woodson said he didn't blink at all when the Rockets made their official pitch last week.

"Never once," he told a small group of reporters in Las Vegas where the Knicks are participating in summer league. "Jeremy Lin has always been a big part of what we're trying to do as we move forward with our franchise."

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