With news breaking today that LeBron James will join the Cleveland Cavaliers on a free agent contract, the Rockets have quickly turned their attention to signing Chris Bosh, who is expected to leave the Heat for Houston. In order to make such a move, they have to trade Jeremy Lin, and with that in mind, they have reportedly engaged the Lakers in trade discussions for the point guard.
Here's what Marc Stein had to say:
Sources say Houston Rockets trying to trade Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers. Report now on @SportsCenter— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 11, 2014
The Rockets have reportedly agreed to terms with the Sixers on a Lin deal, but it makes sense for them to shop it around so they can get a better offer. Sam Hinkie would probably understand.
The deal will likely send Lin to the Lakers along with a first round pick in exchange for cap space, and makes sense on a lot of fronts. The Lakers have struck out on all their free agent targets, they get an asset, and keep themselves relevant with one of the most marketable players in the league. As if Lakers fans weren't insufferable enough.