If they stay healthy, the Knicks should be the stronger, more interesting New York team. But the Nets got higher grades (see Tim Bontemps column) for signing one-time Knicks supernova point guard Jeremy Lin, which is also a great p.r. move. (Surely some Chinese-Americans in Sunset Park will be visiting the Nets' training center there.)
Signing of Jeremy Lin big deal for @BrooklynNets. Expect much p.r. (including Sunset Park) A *start* on roster fix. https://t.co/V9VjTYwXIX— Norman Oder (@AYReport) July 1, 2016
That doesn't upgrade the Nets enough--they signed a backup forward, Trevor Booker, and some intriguing rookies--but the season of free agency is not over. And it sure gave Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams something to crow about.
And don't forget: