The Houston Rockets are all-in on their pursuit of Chris Bosh as the team has advanced past the flirting stage and are now in a full-on courtship of the Miami Heat star. On Monday the Rockets formally offered Bosh a 4-year, $96 million max contract and they’re sticking to their pursuit of him as the week continues on.
Houston is so ready to use a max salary roster slot that they have a trade lined up that would deal Jeremy Lin to another team, but this deal hasn’t happened yet even after offering Bosh a max deal. We’ve known about the proposed Lin trade for a few weeks now but Houston will not pull the trigger on a deal until they get a 100 percent commitment on a max contract from a free agent.
Houston’s Jeremy Lin trade still has not left the tarmac. Source says deal only goes in motion once Rockets secure free-agent commitment.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 8, 2014
So far, Bosh hasn’t given them that and Houston sees no reason to trade Lin until he does — even fans in Houston will vehemently disagree with keeping Lin.
It also isn’t known exactly who agreed to acquire Lin and what else that deal includes but getting Bosh would put less of a need on other smaller pawns that the Rockets have on the board. It’s not a done deal yet but the Rockets have everything lined up and are just waiting to put this plan of signing Bosh and trading Lin into action.