Knicks planning to bring back polarizing star in shock summer move?

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The New York Knicks haven't exactly given their fans a lot to cheer about in recent times.

Two abject seasons have produced just 54 wins and their worst record in franchise history, whilst last week's 'future focused' draft moves failed to appease the masses.


Reports today, then, linking them to summer move for one former player who did at least give the Knicks some happy memories back in 2011 will be met with intrigue. Whether his potential arrival sums up New York's current woes, though, is another question.

That's right, according to Basketball Insider's Alex Kennedy, Linsanity could be getting a second coming in New York. With Jeremy Lin having been sent on his way by the Los Angeles Lakers after just one season it looks like the Knicks are plotting a reunion.


For a fleeting moment during the 2011-12 season Jeremy Lin was at the heart of  a movement that engulfed Madison Square Garden. Stepping in to fill the void on an injured Carmelo Anthony, Lin went on a hot run of form that made him an overnight sensation.

Lin's rapid rise led to him quitting the Knicks in favor of a more lucrative deal in Houston in 2012 but, despite one solid season, he has since struggled to hit the heights in both Houston and Los Angeles.

Wanted return?

The Knicks could still face competition from no less than seven teams even with Jeremy Lin's star no longer shining quite so bright. Indeed, another of the PG's former teams, the Golden State Warriors, are said to be interested.

Whether Knicks fans really want to see the return of the much hyped, since often-ineffective point guard now that they have had a few years to cool off post-Linsanity remains to be seen.

But with little else working in New York right now surely it couldn't hurt to try and rekindle the magic? 

If Lin can rediscover his 2011 form then he would provide some experienced depth as the Knicks look for short-term options during a near-total overhaul of the franchise.

Knicks fans: Would you want to see Jeremy Lin return for next season, and would it work? Have your say in the comments below...

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