The backlash that came out of New York this week regarding Jeremy's Lin contract was nothing short of "ridiculous." Even more so was the mentality that, as of yet, Lin hadn't proven anything, he of the 25-game resume just weeks after jumping off his brother's couch. The terms of his Rockets contract does give one pause when observing the pay hike Lin will receive in year three. The Ivy Leaguer is set to make an intial $5 million, then $5.225 million in the second year, and a perplexing $14.8 million at the back end of the contract. But when looking at the overall package of $25.1 million for three years, it's not exactly the kind of number that's offending the market.