NBA Trade Rumors: Houston Rockets actively shopping Jeremy Lin

Feb 10, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 107-89. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 10, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 107-89. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets are looking at possibly being active at the NBA trade deadline and they have a few names in mind when it comes to who they wouldn’t mind parting ways with. One name that both fans and management are in agreement over is point guard Jeremy Lin. He’s been productive at times during the season, but the Rockets are looking to move him and his bad contract elsewhere.

According to Mar J. Spears though, that bad contract is going to be the one thing that holds up and and likely all Jeremy Lin trade talks in the next 48 hours.

 Houston would love to trade center Omer Asik, and a source said it is actively shopping Jeremy Lin as well. Both, however, have pricey contracts.

The Rockets nearly moved Asik earlier this season but didn’t after they didn’t get an offer they wanted out of Boston. The same may go for Lin, as while Houston wants to move him, they’re not in the mood to get fleeced, even if it saves them cap space.

Topics: Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin

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  • khyberjones

    The two teams who seem willing to make a trade with big contracts who would need to take back contracts of Lin’s and Asik’s size to make the math work are the Celtics and Knicks. New Orleans would probably love to have Lin and flip Tyreke Evans or Eric Gordon, but I haven’t heard much about NO being that active. Boston doesn’t really need to trade at this point. NY needs one badly. Morey could play one off the other to get the package he wants. A trade might not work out because teams around the league don’t like Morey’s tactics and might want to stick him with the bill for Asik’s and Lin’s balloon payments in 2014-15.

  • SardonicVeritas

    Josh, you remind me of Pat in the old SNL skit. Who’s your inside source , the guy serving selling pretzels?

  • Mei Young

    Lin fans will not support Rox anymore after All Stars Game. It just means losing games for Rox for the same reason how West Conference lose to East. So I hope Rox trades Lin or Rox will have headaches down the road.

    • kebo

      Engrish pwease??

      • Ray Lam

        Don’t be a turd.

        • kebo

          You could understand that!?!?!

          • raveur

            dimwit

  • Jah

    It’s silly how LOF thinks “Life” started with Lin in all things, Rockets basketball. They act like the Rockets had no history of “winning basketball” before Lin came.

    Do they know we won two back-to-back championships, and had a 22 games winning streak during the TMac era??

    The Rockets will more than survive without Lin. There is no fear of us losing Lin in a trade or injury. None whatsoever.

    What Lin provides off the bench, there are many players that can play for the Rockets and go beyond what Lin gives us. Even J.R. Smith can really solidified our bench production in his lonesome, and he makes 5 millions a season. I’d definitely trade Lin for J.R. Smith and throw in a sweetener to close the deal.

    Lin is NOT the Be All, End All of the Rockets. Not even close. He’s largely inconsistent, turnover machine, inept at PG for 4 quarters and doesn’t know his personnel when running the point.

    He’s simply a borderline average player…..just a notch better than a Raymond Felton player.

    • Guest

      There are fans and there are haters and it’s funny to see one sided arguments everywhere. It seems Jeremy Lin is in the wrong system (just like Lowry and Dragic before him), and needs to get out because it is playing to his weaknesses not his strengths. Rockets don’t need him with Harden and Howard because he doesn’t fit with Harden who’s ball dominant and McHale doesn’t seem to like to use distributive point guards in his system. If they wanted Lin to be a bench player they are overpaying, he should go somewhere and start. Sure, he may flop or fly but at least he’s playing to his strengths in the right system under another coach.

  • Barry Allen

    Jeremy Lin is in the wrong system (just like Lowry and Dragic before him), and needs to get out because it is playing to his weaknesses not his strengths. Rockets don’t need him with Harden and Howard because he doesn’t fit with Harden who’s ball dominant and McHale doesn’t seem to like to utilise distributive point guards in his system. If they wanted Lin to be a bench player they are overpaying, he should go somewhere and start. Sure, he may flop or fly but at least he’s playing to his strengths in the right system under another coach.

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