Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) celebrates after making a three-pointer during the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets will only deal Jeremy Lin if they get Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James

In a move that we all saw coming eventually on Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets sent big man Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans via trade in which they got back a 2015 first round pick. For some time, and especially with the free agent aspirations the Rockets have this summer, this was expected; the team was either going to move Asik, Jeremy Lin or both.

Well, now, with Asik gone, that just leaves the question of what the’y’re going to do with Lin.

According to Rotoworld, the team now will only part with their point guard if they can land either LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony once the free agency period opens up on July 1.

However, several web sources have indicated tonight that the Rockets will only deal Lin if one of the big names agrees to terms with Houston. Therefore, if LeBron or Melo aren’t going to Houston, there’s a very good chance Lin will be back with the Rockets next season.

With Dwight Howard in the middle, it made a lot of sense that they were willing to part with Asik before they were with Lin. Dating back to last year when they brought Howard in from Los Angeles, Asik expressed his desire to depart from Houston.

But before anyone Lin supporters in Houston get their hopes up too high about him staying, the moving of Asik cleared up just enough cap space to leave a lasting impression on either LeBron or Melo.

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  • Jed

    There are no Lin supporters who want Lin to stay in Houston…lol!

  • Houmpheng Phonsavath

    I would love to see both Parson and Lin in Laker uniform next year.

    • http://jeremylinbestplayereva.com Jeremy Lin – Duncan

      Nobody wants to see Lin playing for the Fakers, this team ain’t going no where as long as Bryant plays for them. Mark my words

  • Oh Kay

    McHale is a PG squanderer. Any PG that plays under him is doomed to irrelevancy.

  • setrue

    Nobody who is a fan of TEAM basketball wants Lin to be in a Rockets uniform being “coached” by Mcfool. He destroys point guards. Look how Dragic and Lowery blossom after fleeing the prison run by Morey and Mcfail. Trade Lin, set him free. It will be fun to see the train wreck of 3 ball hogs fighting for one basketball.

  • Yeah I’m MAD

    These teams are too dumb to realize they are over valuing ballhog players in Anthony and James

    • Yeah I’m MAD

      Guess what happened to Miami and Oklahoma when non superstar team of spurs destroy them with zone defense.