The Sixers and the Houston Rockets have agreed in principle to a trade that would send point guard Jeremy Lin and a first-round pick to Philadelphia, according to a report from Jake Pavorsky of Liberty Ballers.
However, the deal hinges on a few things, according to Pavorsky. Chief among them is that the Rockets sign a max-contract player, which would more than likely be free agent power forward Chris Bosh.
But even that hinges on whether LeBron James leaves the Miami Heat. If James stays with the Heat, so will Bosh. If James takes his talents elsewhere, Bosh will leave along with him with Houston being his landing spot.
Lin is due $14.89 million next season. According to Pavorsky, in order for the Rockets to sign Bosh to a maximum contract, they will have to unload Lin’s expiring deal to clear cap space.