Knicks may pass on Jeremy Lin for Felton

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Knicks may pass on Jeremy Lin for Felton

The New York Knicks may allow Jeremy Lin to go to the Houston Rockets after reaching a deal for Portland Trail Blazers guard Raymond Felton, the Houston Chronicle said, citing a person familiar with the National Basketball Association transaction.

The Knicks general manager, Glen Grunwald, in Las Vegas, was said to be eluding a Rockets’ courier who was trying to deliver the three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet Lin had signed two days ago, the Chronicle said, citing a person familiar with the attempts. Once the Knicks receive the paperwork, they have three days to match the offer.

The Knicks have reached an agreement with the Trail Blazers for a sign-and-trade that would bring Felton back to New York, the Chronicle said, citing his agent, Tony Dutt. The addition of Felton, along with Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni, gives the Knicks three point guards without Lin.

The New York team also allowed the three-day deadline to expire yesterday for making an offer to Landry Fields, who signed an offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors.

Lin, a Harvard University graduate who was the first Taiwanese-American to play in the NBA, had been cut by the Golden State Warriors and Rockets before the Knicks picked him up.

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