Apr 6, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) brings up the ball during the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets expected to keep Jeremy Lin?

The Houston Rockets are going to attempt to make a big splash for the third consecutive offseason.

In 2012, they dealt for former Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden after the Thunder did not want to give Harden a max extension. In 2013, they signed former Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. Now, they will be focusing on the likes of Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love and New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony.

To do, they will have to trade both center Omer Asik and point guard Jeremy Lin.

However, Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors expects Lin to remain with the Rockets next season.

Well, they reportedly already have deals lined up for both of them, but I sense a bluff on the part of Rockets GM Daryl Morey, who would no doubt like to convince the Knicks and Heat that they need to participate in sign-and-trades for ‘Melo and LeBron, respectively. The thinking would be if the Rockets are all ready to clear those contracts and have room to sign ‘Melo and LeBron outright, New York and Miami had better cooperate in a S-&-T or they’ll be left with nothing. But my money is on Lin, at least, remaining in Houston for next season. Asik — and this is just a guess — ends up in Boston next season.

Lin went for 12.5 points, 4.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 44.6% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 82.3% from the charity stripe in 71 games last season.

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  • Ray B

    I so hope not. I pray everyday Lin is freed from the house of horrors aka Houston.

  • Ric V. Avelino

    With the right coach, Lin can thrive as ball distributor to harden, Howard et all. A coach who has the balls to coach harden. But with Mchale as coach, Please FREE Jeremy Lin.

  • setrue

    God, I hope you are dead wrong! One more year of McFail will kill off any point guard’s career. Look how Dragic and Lowry blossomed after escaping Morey and McFool prison. Cannot wait for Morey to trade away Lin to add one more ball hog, it will be soooo fun to watch the Rockets implode with selfish play. Free Lin!

  • mikel_artist

    LBJ will be playing in the Philippines… coach by Manny PaCman

  • NBA fan

    Trading Jeremy Lin would be a huge mistake. He is actually the best player in the Rockets franchise and the only one who didn’t disapoint this year. They shouls get rid of James Harden and Dwight Howard who completly ruined the season of their team. As long as McHale is the head coach Lin will not be able to play at his full potential. Rockets should rebuild the team arround him if they are wiling to make it to the title.