Thursday, May 28, 2015

Report: 76ers, Rockets agree in principle to Lin deal

Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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.

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    But the situation became even more complicated when Chandler Parsons signed an offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks.

    From the report:

    However, Chandler Parsons’ signed offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks complicates the situation.

    Houston has just three days to match the offer sheet, but if Bosh chooses to sign with the Rockets, he will have to do so before they can match Parsons’ offer. Regardless, of whether James continues to drag his feet, the 30-year-old big man will have to make a decision sooner rather than later.

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