Jeremy Lin has been a subject to the NBA trade rumors ever since news broke out that he will be a free agent. The latest buzz so far is that he will sign a four-year deal worth $56 million next season. Which among Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks will acquire Lin?
Sportsrageous claims that the Pacers have strong interest to acquire Jeremy Lin if they failed to get Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose via trade. If the rumors are true, Pacers will have to shed out $14 million a year for Lin. This is higher than their highest paid point guard Monta Ellis, who signed a four-year contract worth $43 million.
While Jeremy Lin looks like he will help in rebuilding the Pacers’ process especially now that the team is going to have a new head coach, rumor has it that he would likely play for the Houston Rockets.
Back in 2014, Rockets traded Lin to Lakers, a move that still haunt the team up to now. Veteran journalist Chris Baldwin of Culture Map called it a “dumb dump trade” by Daryl Morey. Baldwin notes that the bad trade strains the NBA’s credibility with big-time players.
But now that Mike D’Antoni will be the new head coach of Rockets, it’s a natch that Lin gets his biggest ally and will surely get a huge role. He was his coach when he was playing for Knicks. Earlier reports claim that D’Antoni is planning to get his former players including Lin. In case they will be reunited in Rockets, it’s likely we’ll see that “Linsanity” fever again.
Meanwhile, Lin’s free agency got the selling point with the cager’s season averages. His final stats show 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 0.5 blocks per game this season.
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