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Knicks choose not to match Rockets' three-year, $25.1 million offer to Jeremy Lin

'Linsanity' swept through New York in February 2012, as a largely unknown Harvard grad turned into a household name nearly overnight. Five months later, though, Lin was gone. The Houston Rockets offered him a three-year deal that the Knicks opted not to match. A week after the move, Lin told that he had wanted to stay with the Knicks. "What New York did for me was unbelievable. I wanted to play in front of those fans for the rest of my career," he said.

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