But a bigger question remains for the Knicks: what happens to their budding star point guard now that he’ll be forced to play for a new coach in a new system that doesn’t emphasize his subtle strengths and may uncover his very real weaknesses.
In a little more than a month, Lin moved from being a bench-warmer to one of the most popular athletes on the planet. His popularity came about because he was playing great while the team was winning. Why was Lin playing great? In short: Because of D’Antoni’s system, which was the glass slipper for this hard court Cinderella.
Lin has been tweeting most of the night: