Posted December 27, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

#Knicks claim Lin!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Jeremy Lin has been picked up by the #Knicks! Lin is the first Asian-American NBA player since 1947, and a Bay Area native! The Knicks claimed him off waivers (for $850K) after he was released by the Houston Rockets on Sunday. The Rockets initially claimed Lin off waivers from the Golden State Warriors, but released him after signing Samuel Dalembert.

“We’ve always liked him as a player,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Very  quick. He defends pretty well. But he can really get in the lane and distribute  the basketball. We haven’t seen him for a couple of years, but when we worked  him out, we liked him.” – nypost

He is a versatile two-guard, was a phenom in college (Harvard) and in the 2010 Summer League, and played in the NBA (in short minutes) as a rookie with the Golden State Warriors last year. Hopefully he can turn the corner with the Knicks, but if not his contract with the Knicks is not guaranteed, so he can be cut at anytime.

#Knicks made the move, while rookie phenom Iman Shumpert sits outs (2-4 weeks) with a sprained MCL, and Baron Davis waits (4-6 weeks) for his back to heal fully.

To get a look, check out #Knicks on Wednesday night! Wedneday Dec 28 – Knicks at Warriors 10:30PM EST MSG!