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J-Lin's run led to more attention and money than anyone could have imagined, and may have caused some resentment
among his former Knicks' teammates.
After Houston gave Lin the three-year, $25.1 million deal that included a $14.9 mill poison pill in Year 3, J.R. Smith said Lin's contract could cause problems in the locker room because more established players were making less.
Carmelo Anthony called the contract "ridiculous" at the time, and he said Wednesday he doesn't regret saying it.
"It was taken out of context," Anthony said. "When I said ridiculous, it was the way that they set the contract up, set the money up and put us in the messed-up situation to try to match it. They did their job in free agency, we did our job."
Smith gave a curious answer when asked about whether anyone resented the attention Lin received.