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Jeremy Lin On Coexisting With Carmelo Anthony: 'He Was The One Who Vouched For Me In The First Place'

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin went on WFAN with Boomer and Craig to talk about the Knicks' winning streak and his role in it, as well as the notion that he and Carmelo Anthony can't play together (via Sports Radio Interviews).

Lin said about Anthony that he doesn't understand the rumors that he and the Knicks' star can't coexist.

"I've been hearing reports, can Jeremy coexist with Melo and everything like that. I'm just confused because he was the one who vouched for me in the first place. So, we want to play together and want to work together and are buying into that. Some people call Melo selfish and he doesn't buy into the team. That's just tough for anyone to hear, especially when we don't think it's true."

On the Knicks' sudden winning streak, Lin said

"I'm having a lot of fun. It is, it's unbelievable. I really don't have words right now to explain it, but it's been a lot of fun."

When asked about being possibly released by the Knicks, Lin said the thought had "definitely" crossed his mind.

"Definitely. It happened twice already earlier with Golden State and Houston. When I got here, I know Iman went down with an injury and the Knicks picked me up. I wasn't sure if I was just insurance until Iman got back or what their plans were for me. At the end of the day, it's pretty much risk-free to pick up a non-guaranteed contract. ... I'm glad it turned out the way it did."

Now with his job secure, Lin will be helping Iman Shumpert in the dunk contest during NBA All-Star weekend.

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