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Sixers said to seek first-round pick in any deal for Lin

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ORLANDO - The 76ers appear to be willing to trade for Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, according to reports.

The Rockets want to unload Lin's salary to have enough money to pursue free agents Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh. The Sixers want a future first-round pick from the Rockets for taking Lin's salary off their hands, the reports say.

Lin will be owed $15 million, with $8.4 million counting against the salary cap.

Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie and Rockets GM Daryl Morey are good friends. Hinkie spent eight seasons as a Houston executive before he was hired by the Sixers last year.

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