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Anthony Would Love to See Lin Return
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On July 17, 2012 @ 6:40 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
“I hope we can get it done, man,” (Carmelo) Anthony said after Team USA beat Brazil 80-69 in the Americans’ final tuneup on home soil before the London Olympics. “I would love to see him (Jeremy Lin) back. Honestly, I would deflinitey love to see him back. But knowing the business of basketball, it’s kind of a tough situation for both parties. For Jeremy, I know that he definitely wants to be back in New York and (Madison Square Garden chairman) James Dolan definitely wants him back. But it’s just a matter of figuring it out at this point.”
Anthony said he wasn’t surprised at the backlash he received after calling the Rockets’ offer for Lin “ridiculous.” In addition to Anthony, another Knicks teammate, J.R. Smith, told SI.com that Lin’s $15 million salary in the third year of the deal would be a problem in the locker room.
“I always get backlash; it’s nothing new,” Anthony said. “It was ridiculous for them to do what they did as far as throwing that out there and making it tough on us to sign him back. That’s why it’s called free agency, though.”
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