Content with their acquisition of Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets are still trying to move point guard Jeremy Lin but aren’t finding the process very easy.
According to Bill Ingram, the Rockets are working hard to move the soon to be 25 year old talent but are struggling thanks to their own doing, namely the poison pill contract they gave Lin last offseason.
A source with direct knowledge of the situation confirms Rockets working hard to move Jeremy Lin … very limited interest for teams.
The Rockets, figuring they had to come up with some creative scenario to keep the New York Knicks from matching Lin gave him a unique contract where they backloaded his deal, meaning the price for his final third and fourth seasons (fourth is a team option) balloon to around $10 million. It’s apparently not a contract many teams are eager to take on, especially considering the Rockets would like some type of talent in return for Lin.
It’s likely they’ll find a willing partner eventually, but the asking price will certainly need to come down.