Jeremy Lin is a point guard who understands the game. He is a good distributor who knows where everyone is on the floor. Clearly he is a great marketing tool guaranteed to sell you tickets and apparel. With all that being said I believe he is more of a distraction than an all star point guard. Remember, this guy was getting MVP chants his 4th game played with the Knicks. Seriously? He is an offensive liability with his tendency to get locked in the air and commit turnovers. Who wants a point guard that averages the same amount of assists and turnovers? Linsanity went nationwide based off of 6 games, for me that is not enough. 35 games does not tell me you deserve more than 25 million dollars. Point guards who have established themselves in the league aren't even seeing that kind of cash.
Did I mention the defensive liability the Knicks take on with Lin running the show? He cannot keep up with the point guards he will see during the post season if the Knicks decide to match the Rockets' offer sheet. The day I saw Mario Chalmers and Lebron James literally rip his heart out of his chest, I knew Lin was not ready for the big show. Not yet. For the record, I am not a Knicks fan at all, just giving my input.