Melo: Up to Knicks to Match 'Ridiculous' Lin Deal

It's uncertain if they will now after agreeing to a sign-and-trade deal with Portland to bring point guard Raymond Felton back to New York, after already signing Jason Kidd

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012  |  Updated 2:04 PM EDT
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Melo: Up to Knicks to Match 'Ridiculous' Lin Deal

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Carmelo Anthony says it's up to the Knicks to decide if they want to match the "ridiculous contract" that the Houston Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin.

It's uncertain if they will now after agreeing to a sign-and-trade deal with Portland to bring point guard Raymond Felton back to New York, after already signing Jason Kidd.

The Knicks have repeatedly said they would match any offer for Lin, but the Rockets made it difficult with a three-year, $25 million deal that's worth about $15 million in the third year. New York has until 11:59 p.m. EDT Tuesday to match the offer sheet for the restricted free agent.

Anthony says he would love to see Lin back but that the undrafted Harvard guard has to do what's best for him.

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