Melo: Rockets’ Offer To Lin ‘Ridiculous’

WASHINGTON (AP)Carmelo Anthony said Sunday it’s up to the New York Knicks to decide if they want to match the “ridiculous contract” that the Houston Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin.

It’s uncertain if they will now after agreeing to a sign-and-trade deal with Portland to bring point guard Raymond Felton back to New York, after already signing Jason Kidd.

The Knicks have repeatedly said they would match any offer for Lin, but the Rockets made it difficult with a three-year, $25 million deal that’s worth about $15 million in the third year. New York has until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday to match the offer sheet for the restricted free agent.

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