Jeremy Lin Will Be A Houston Rocket

Ending a week of speculatin' and cap-crunchin' and hand-wringin' and what the fuck are you doing Dolanin', it seems the Knicks will pass on matching Houston's offer sheet for Jeremy Lin. Three years and $25 million (plus assorted luxury tax penalties) was too rich for the Knicks, despite a few options on the table to make it more palatable.

A fun postscript—after all the angry back and forth between the Daily News' Frank Isola and the Post's Marc Berman throughout this story, it was Times' new Nets beat writer Howard Beck with the hard info. Bet Isola's and Berman's papers have better back covers tomorrow, though.

[NY Times]