Report: Knicks looking at point guards, Jeremy Lin return unlikely
The New York Knicks may be hunting for a point guard this summer, but don’t expect Jeremy Lin to be on their shopping list.
Coach Jeff Hornacek implied that he wanted the Knicks to bring in a point guard to cover for injury-plagued Tony Wroten and aging Jose Calderon, but there are not a ton of options on the free agent market, with the team distancing themselves from some of them already.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Jeremy Lin is unlikely to return to the Big Apple as they consider his defense too weak. Ty Lawson has also reportedly been ruled out due to fears about his off-court issues.
All eyes then turn to the consensus top two set to hit the market: Mike Conley and Rajon Rondo. The Knicks have been linked to Conley in the past, but there are indications that he would prefer to stay in Memphis. Rondo is a favored choice of Carmelo Anthony, but Berman reports that some in the organization believe he keeps the ball in his hands too much to work in the team’s offense.
Alas, whatever the case, Linsanity sounds as though it’s well and truly finished. May it rest in peace.