With the NBA free agent market being controlled by the Miami Heat’s Big 3, teams who are interested in maxing out LeBron James or Chris Bosh are starting to align themselves to do so the first chance they get.
One of those teams who have been lined up and waiting for Bosh or LeBron like a guy sleeping outside Best Buy overnight to get a TV, are the Houston Rockets. They want to dump Jeremy Lin’s salary pretty bad but need a suitor for him first. A report on Saturday from Marc Stein indicated that the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks are two teams interested in taking on Lin in a trade if other assets can be kicked in.
According to Yahoo! Sports insider Marc J. Spears though, the Bucks aren’t all that interested in taking on Lin’s massively bad money even if they like him as a person and a player.
The Bucks like Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin as a player, but have no interest in his $15 million salary next season, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 5, 2014
There is little faulting the Bucks for taking this stance as $15 million next season is too rich for the blood of a lot of teams in the league. That fat figure is the main reason the Bucks are trying to move him this summer as they want to clear up enough cap space to allow for a max salary slot on their roster.