Sixers and Rockets Reportedly Involved in Trade Talks For Jeremy Lin

  • Kevin Smith

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Jeremy Lin is in need of a new home. After the Houston Rockets made it blatantly clear Lin will most likely not be in a Rockets uniform next season, the point guard will have to rep in an different NBA city.

One team that has shown high interest in Lin is the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Liberty Ballers, the Sixers and Rockets are reportedly engaged in trade talks for Jeremy Lin.

If a deal were to occur, it could be on hold until the Rockets figure out if they can negotiate with either Lebron James or Carmelo Anthony to come to Houston out of free agency, which will make room for cap space if Lin is dealt

Lin has one year remaining left on his contract with the Rockets (worth $8.37 million) as the Sixers will be looking for top-tier affordable players and players with expiring contracts. This is in part due to the Sixers plan to build around their draft picks of the past couple years.

With Omer Asik heading to New Orleans, Lin is most likely on his way out too. No matter what, if the Sixers were to deal for Jeremy Lin, it could flock an entire group of Philly fans to watch their games.

Lin would back up fellow point guard Michael Carter-Williams nicely off the bench. Sixers can take advantage of Lin’s last year of his contract.

 

Sports-Kings Pass The Pill Contributor Kevin L. Smith (@KevLSmittie)

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