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.