Now that LeBron James has made his 2nd career “decision”, the dominoes will start falling and it is looking like Jeremy Lin is the first.
The Houston Rockets are reportedly finalizing an agreement to send point guard Jeremy Lin to the Lakers in exchange for a future first-round pick and other draft considerations.
The Rockets finalizing Jeremy Lin, a future first-round pick and other draft considerations to the Lakers, league source tells Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014
Moving Lin to the Lakers will give the Rockets the necessary cap space to sign free agent forward Chris Bosh to a max contract and give Houston one of the best front lines in the NBA.
Bosh previously said he would re-join the Heat if LeBron James had stayed. Since James is going back to Cleveland, the expectation is Bosh will sign with the Rockets.
Where Dwyane Wade stands at the moment is anyone’s guess. A “Big 3” of Dwight Howard, Bosh, and James Harden would certainly make the Rockets a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference.
Houston signed Lin to a 3-year $25 million dollar deal prior to the 2012 season. The Rockets are still deciding whether to match the Dallas Mavericks 3-year $46 million dollar offer made to Chandler Parsons.