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Lakers Rumors: Rockets Trying To Trade Jeremy Lin To Los Angeles

UPDATE (11:40 AM PST): The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a trade with the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lin according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

With LeBron James headed back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Houston Rockets are now trying to clear cap space to sign his former teammate, Chris Bosh. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Rockets are trying to trade Jeremy Lin’s expiring contract to the Los Angeles Lakers:

Stein believes Lin being traded to the Lakers makes sense as it would not cut into any of their 2015 cap space:

With the latest rumor of Carmelo Anthony deciding between the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls, the Lakers are inching closer to moving forward with their Plan B. While Los Angeles will lose out on an All-Star, there are plenty of players available and Kobe Bryant seems confident.

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Although there will be uncertainty surrounding Pau Gasol’s decision to return, players like Greg Monroe, Trevor Ariza, Lance Stephenson, and Isaiah Thomas are still available despite it being 10 days into free agency.
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  • Tyrone

    Their are so many better options in free agency save the cap space.At the very least get Larry Sanders if this the team that takes salary dumps.WTF?

  • Sagar

    Lakers..should go for lance stephenson…isiah thomas..greg monroe…if possible bring them via gasol sign and trade with any team…anyway..this three player can come total of 30 mil…

    • TheZuluNation

      S&T for Gasol would be a smart thing. Send him to OKC for Perkins and we get OKC’s 2015 first round pick.

      • independentbynature

        I’d rather have Collison or Adams.

        • TheZuluNation

          I’d definitely take Adams in a heart beat but I can’t see them trading him away.

  • DKWTTY

    This sucks. No Melo and now I bet Jim Buss will trade for this guy.

  • meep

    The Lakers will send cash and rights to overseas player to the Rockets, but no salary back, league source tells Yahoo.

  • TheZuluNation

    Good pickup for the Lakers and they get a future first round pick in return. Who knows? Maybe Lin can POTENTIALLY be a future starting PG.

    • independentbynature

      If not,we preserve next yrs. cap,get a pick and maybe we trade him at the deadline for something else.We need assets.We have nothing.It’s what the Celtics are doing already.

      • TheZuluNation

        Yup great point.

  • NotaKobePoleRider

    I’m ok with this. Isiah Thomas probably wanted a long term deal worth quite a bit, that’s why I think they turned to Lin. Mitch said that if they don’t get anybody this summer, their plan B is to be competitive but not to spend big money on the 2nd/3rd tier FAs and maintain cap space moving forward. Hopefully they can get the Rockets to throw in a draft pick too. Lakers should ignore the delusional fans who can’t see a foot in front of their noses and wants the team to just blow their wad on the Stephensons, Arizas, and Denga of the world. Accept the fact that the Lakers are rebuilding. People seem to forget it took like a decade before the Lakers started winning again after the last Showtime title to the Shaq/Kobe/Phil era.

  • Kobe Will Get 6

    I honestly think we are done for the next 3 years or more. Carmelo is reportedly down to the Bulls and Knicks, Pau could walk, if the Lakers bring in Lin (15 mill.) – Plan B is out the window.

    Free Agents we could’ve targeted:
    - Kevin Love: could be traded to Cleveland (since he already publicly stated he would sign a new contract with them if they get LeBron)
    - Lamarcus Aldridge: already wants to sign a new contract with the Trailblazers
    - Kevin Durant: let’s be honest, he’s not coming to a team not in contention

    • Al Haldie

      Its not 15 mil its 8+ mil for LIN that was this yr contract with the rockets…

  • Spade

    Good work Mitch. He actually recognizes that we’re rebuilding and acquires an expiring Lin and a first round pick. Anyone else need to dump some salary?

    • Austin Acosta

      But who will be available next year that would help us ASAP, other than Love, who I want, and I pray he doesn’t go to Cleveland?

      • meep

        love might be cav and who knows he might resign with them

        • Austin Acosta

          I meant Cleveland. But I hated LeBron and heat so much I got confused. Lol but changed it.

      • TheZuluNation

        I don’t think the plan is to win ASAP because it’s not realistic. I also don’t see Love coming here. I think he will force his way to Cleveland.

        • Austin Acosta

          That’s my belief too, it is why I am asking if we do have cap space for next year who else is there, if not Love?

          • TheZuluNation

            Rondo, Hibbert (he can opt out), Rubio, Marc Gasol, Reggie Jackson, Dragic (he can opt out), Aldridge will all be free agents. None of them seem likely tho.

          • Austin Acosta

            Cool! Thanks a lot! And out of that list, Aldridge, or maybe the other Gasol would be the best choice, especially since LaMarcus is probably going to resign. But I agree, unlikely, we get any of them, and most of the others wouldn’t have that be of an effect on the team anyway! With no Love, or Aldridge, looks like trades will be our last hope to improve.

          • TheZuluNation

            Yeah draft and trades is probably our best bet. This new CBA really screwed over the Lakers in particular ’cause we can’t “buy” players like we used to. I think we are about to get Boozer and a pick or picks in a sign and trade for Pau. Might be a done deal by tomorrow.

          • Austin Acosta

            That would be the best bet! Boozer for a year and then he is off the books. Better than losing Pau for nothing, I suppose. Looking at what the roster may look like, I believe we’ll be better than last year, but I don’t see how in the West we can make the playoffs. I hope I am wrong, tho!

          • TheZuluNation

            Looks like we are getting nothing for Pau… SMH. And I can’t see the Lakers making the playoffs this year. Maybe we can hope for Memphis to fall out of the playoff seedings since they haven’t really addressed their perimeter scoring issues but even then teams like Phoenix, Denver, New Orleans and even Sacramento will all be competing with us for that last playoff spot.

          • Austin Acosta

            Damn! So sad! I’m sure there may be another signing or two, but it our chances sure ain’t looking good for this coming season, that’s for sure!

          • TheZuluNation

            I think Mitch will sign at least a couple of more players… and yup so let’s prepare for the bumpy 82 game season.

        • independentbynature

          They tried.It didn’t pan out.It was a real long shot to begin with.Time to move forward.

      • Spade

        Love will be in Cleveland by next Summer’s end. Also, it’s not about next summer. It’s about getting good assets. Stocking up draft picks and favorable/movable contracts. It’s a rebuild.

        • Austin Acosta

          So then Kobe’s last years are going to be used to rebuild? Just unacceptable!

          • Spade

            Yup. For his last 2 years Kobe will be regulated to the roll of sideshow and putting butts in the seats while the team rebuilds. Step right up and watch Kobe shoot his arms off and gun for 50 points. Life isn’t fair, but that’s the way it is. He wanted his money and now he’ll get it at the expense of his championship window.

          • Austin Acosta

            So, don’t want your team to TRY to improve so your little scenario of yours doesn’t play out?!

          • Austin Acosta

            And I already lived through that, as a Lakers fan lol…’05-07! Didn’t leave then, and won’t jump ship now, but it took one trade for us to go from an average team into a Championship team. To not want your team to try everything they can to replicate that, and instead give up, isn’t being much of a fan in my eyes…

          • Spade

            I don’t need to be a fan in your eyes. I was born and raised in Lakers culture. My family have had season tickets since the 80s and I’ll be in Staples 41 nights next season. I want the team to improve, but I’m not going to cling to pipe dreams. I’m going to accept reality and keep rooting for my team.

    • independentbynature

      Exactly….Some people are just not getting it.We might sign and trade Pau,too.He’s not coming back.We need assets and it would help a loyal Laker(Pau) get paid what he deserves.

  • meep

    i wonder how long rockets and lakers have been in talks because this deal is coming together pretty fast

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    Yup. Lin to L.A. is official.

  • FIRE MITCH KUPCHAK

    They could get Lance Stephenson with that $15,000,000 but pay to Jeremy Lin???

    Please don’t fucking tell me Jeremy Lin is better than Lance Stephenson.I will LOL @ you’re dumbass if you do say some stupid shit like Jeremy Lin is better.

    • Al Haldie

      Stephensen wants a 4/5 yr deal u do the figures 15 mil for 4/5 or one yr and its not going to be near 15 mil and that will leave the cap open next yr
      dumbass…and we get a first round pick next yr….

    • aymen

      jeremy is better

    • TheSportsAuthority

      Lin and Lance are both emerging players. Stephenson was allowed to play freely in Indiana with their lack of scoring punch. Lin was shackled by Kevin McHale’s offensive (or lack thereof) system.
      The big thing that Lin does that Stephenson does not though…he makes people around him better. Lance isn’t that kind of player that creates for others or can lead a team. Lin is.
      For what LA needs…Jeremy might just be a perfect fit.

  • sena

    lakers big3 melo kobe and love

    • Austin Acosta

      Quit getting my hopes up lol :(

    • independentbynature

      How delusional you are…

  • PurpleandGold4Life

    Nash/Lin
    Kobe/Adam Morrison
    Kwame B/Sacre
    Jamarcus Russell
    Smush Jr

    Make it happen, Mitch!!!

    Jk,but for real, Purple and Gold through the good times and the bad!!!

    • independentbynature

      You’re really getting ridiculous…

      • Al Haldie

        there IS ALWAYS ONE..

        • independentbynature

          Or two or three or four………

  • meep

    im guessing the PGS are now lin,marshall and clarkson. now to getting a center,a SF and a bench

    • independentbynature

      Maybe we can do a sign and trade for Pau to get more help that won’t tie up next yrs cap.Cause he not coming back.

    • independentbynature

      Cut Marshall.He can’t defend his own shadow.

      • meep

        lakers will keep him because he cheap and i guess he improving

        • independentbynature

          You could be right.I guess it depends on Nash,too.

  • meep

    lin is now a laker the deal is done

    • independentbynature

      Sources?Is it a rumor or done deal?

    • independentbynature

      Excellent !!!

      • BULL

        don’t believe meep, I didn’t see no confirmation!

        • meep

          go on hoop rumors that where i saw it. espn also reporting it

        • Spade

          ESPN just confirmed it. Lin and a first to the Lakers.

        • independentbynature

          I saw it,too.It’s confirmed,not rumor.

  • BrownMamba24

    Lin and a pick isn’t bad. We have the cap space and also we still have money to bring Stephenson and maybe Monroe who knows and we can resign pau and go over the cap

    • independentbynature

      Pau’s not coming back.Sign and trade him to where he wants to go for more assets for the future.This is what we need to do.Just heard it on ESPN.Lin is a Laker.Good job,Mitch.

  • Brian Thomas

    send them NASH!!! PLease!!!!

  • BrownMamba24

    Nash for Lin man. Honestly I’d be so happy

  • Kobe Will Get 6

    WOW

  • Kobe Will Get 6

    Lakers the new Clippers

  • jay

    What people dont get is Celtics are trying to unload rondo & green big contracts what if the Lakers unload nash & lins expiring contract for both ?

    Rondo/Clarkson
    Kobe/Swaggy/Kane
    Jeff Green/Xavier/Wesly
    Randle/Kelly/Hill
    Gasol/Hill/Sacre

    • BULL

      IT WOULD BE A DREAM TO GET GREEEN ..

    • TheZuluNation

      I don’t think BOS would do that.

  • Badazztj12

    Its done Lin is a Laker!!!!!!!!!!

  • arrogant frog

    Lin deal is done, we get a future first round pick with it.

  • IDGaF

    Jeremy Lin is actually pretty damn good. I’m stoked about this trade. He is way better than any of the PGs we have right now. And he is young.

    • independentbynature

      Exactly…It’s a no brainer.

  • independentbynature

    FINALLY ! Some good news for the Lakers.It’s about time.Lin’s expiring contract and a future 1st rd. pick.Good job Mitch !

  • meep

    lin the missing piece to get melo …. lol

  • meep

    lakers are getting the rockets 2015 first round pick

  • realist

    Haha all the idiots saying at least lakers get first rd pick. Seriously? Ya that houston 1st rd pick is gonna be great. Houston only has harden howard bosh and parsons. And kupchak has shown what kind of talent he finds at the 25th to 30th picks.
    LA has officially become the dumpster of basketball. Strong assist to stern on that one

    • meep

      they dont have parson yet. till they match the offer he a mav and i believe lakers dont have a first next season so it better then having no first

      • realist

        U are right but truthfully nba talent is so.god awful today. Any player in the 20s is really not going to be a difference maker

        • independentbynature

          The Spurs have been picking gems out of the late first and even second round for years.Where do you think Parker and Ginobli were drafted? 2nd rounders…..

          • realist

            But when has mitch ever shown to get a stud that late? Thats what I meant. Didnt mean to sound so pessimistic but just seems these late first round picks dont even net us a starter. Haha im just still pissed off about stern.

    • independentbynature

      It remains to be seen if they will match for Parsons.You are very short sighted in your thinking.Lakers just improved their future who cares about Houston.If not the Lakers,Sixers or some other team would have done it.Better we get the pick and preserve our cap space.Wise up.

      • BULL

        SHORT SIGHTED!!!!! VERY

        • independentbynature

          I know…I just don’t get it.We got help for the future.What more do they want?

      • Spade

        Couldn’t have said it any better.

        • independentbynature

          It’s good to see that I’m not alone in the commonsense department.I proposed this last week and got this same reaction.It was just a thought at the time.I didn’t really expect it to happen,though.GOOD JOB,MITCH !

    • TheSportsAuthority

      Actually Houston didn’t get Bosh or Parsons while also losing Lin and Asik and adding only Trevor Ariza. Rockets don’t look “better” to me.

  • jay p

    Trade became official. Lin is woth us.

    • jay p

      *With

  • meep

    looks like lakers are getting lin and a first and second rounder

    • independentbynature

      Awesome !!!

      • meep

        not a bad deal lakers get much needed picks out of it.

        • independentbynature

          It’s a good start.

    • Truth B Told

      Those picks are like having a 2nd round pick…….Go figure.

  • independentbynature

    Lin is now a Laker.Welcome him to LA,if you’re really a fan.If not,just put a sock in it.Linsanity !!!

    • iEATcelticBabies

      more like ” linsidious”, he’s trash !

  • Jay Papi Chambers

    rigged

  • Truth B Told

    When the Cat is away the mice will play…….RIP Dr Buss…..This would not had happen if he was around…Why help Houston…Kelvin Mc hale would not do that for the Lakers….He’s a Celtic……Scary FO.

  • iEATcelticBabies

    looks like stern’s hate for los angele’s and the laker’s is rearing it’s ugly head…

  • iEATcelticBabies

    im convinced Jim buss is NOT the biological son of Dr. Buss.. no way !

  • Casualty01

    Great, now we have 2 point guards that only play well in Dantoni’s system. Good thing we hav Dant… oh wait.

  • RakersSucks

    Fried chicken and watermelon.

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