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Jeremy Lin: Why New York is the Best Fit for the PG

By Brandon Warne On May - 23 - 2012

Is it too simplistic to say that Jeremy Lin and New York need each other? Maybe. Before the Big Apple, Lin was a backup point guard with a cult following on the opposite side of the country. Before Lin made his mark, the Knicks were 8-15 with no hint of becoming the team that would eventually finish the season six games over .500 and the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.

But then Lin hit it big.

According to Baxter Holmes of the L.A. Times, traffic to the Knicks' online store boosted by 4000 percent. Ticket sales at StubHub became a hot commodity, selling at roughly twice what they were previously going for. All of this because Lin scored 25 points, pulled seven boards, and dished seven assists in a game against the New Jersey Nets, and he didn't stop there. Lin would score 20-plus points in his first six games, and in nine of his first 10. He was also prolific at dishing out dimes as well, handing out seven or more assists 10 of his first 11 games.

All because New York took a chance on Lin.

But Lin fits into New York's offensive system nicely. He can create his own shot, but also ha...

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