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Jeremy Lin Free Agency: New York Knicks Are Frustrated With Houston Rockets

The New York Knicks organization clearly isn't OK with the way the Houston Rockets negotiated that "ridiculous" deal for Jeremy Lin. As it's been reported, the Knicks declined to match the Rockets offer to Lin, a $25.1 million deal with $14.8 of that coming in the final season.

Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick explains the Knicks' frustration, since they appear to believe this was a flagrant offer:

The root of the Knicks' frustrations with the Rockets, sources said, was the fact that they broke what is seen as an unspoken rule in negotiations by changing an informal offer during the moratorium that ran from July 1 to July 11. Houston initially offered Lin a three-year, $19.5 million deal, and those figures were widely reported after it was put forth.

Read more on the Knicks at Poasting and Toasting and SB Nation New York. Head over to The Dream Shake blog and SB Nation Houston for reaction to the Rockets signing Jeremy Lin. Also, be sure to check out our dedicated NBA hub page for news and analysis around the league.