Mar 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Milwaukee Bucks Are Interested In Jeremy Lin

The Milwaukee Bucks are another team that has showed interest in Jeremy Lin, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Rockets are expected to need to increase the assets to entice a team to take on board the hefty contract attached to Lin.

Sources have told that the Philadelphia Sixers, who have expansive salary cap space, have emerged as the leading contender to land Jeremy Lin’s services. The 76′ers are reportedly engaged in trade talks with the Rockets for Lin.

The Rockets are trying to part ways with Lin due to his large contract as he is owed $15 million next season. Unloading Lin and his contract would allow the Rockets to extend massive offers, in free agency, to either Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh.

It is widely believed that the Rockets will have to send at least one future first-round draft pick in order to convince teams to complete the deal. The trade talks between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets are driven by the relationships of the two team’s general managers, Sam Hinkie and Daryl Morey. Hinkie worked alongside Rockets GM Daryl Morey before getting the job in Philadelphia.

The Rockets have been confident all along that they would be able to move the contracts of Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, if they felt  it was necessary. Daryl Morey was only willing to move those two players if they were able to sign a big name free agent in return.

Ultimately the Houston Rockets ended up moving Asik to New Orleans for a first-round pick. The Rockets’ front office has privately maintained that they will only trade Lin if they are getting Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh, through free agency. They have already contacted Chris Bosh, and his representation, with expectation that Carmelo will re-sign with the Knicks.

I believe that Jeremy Lin will be moved regardless. If traded to Philadelphia, he would provide fan support to a fan-base that is looking for something, anything, to cheer about. Daryl Morey and Sam Hinkie’s relationship is what will ultimately make this trade work.

A trade might happen sooner rather than later due to the pending free agent decisions of Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. We will have to wait and see what happens in the next few days.

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  • imroxfan

    There is ONLY one thing in common between Lin fans and Lin haters: both want Lin to be traded soon.
    But there is huge difference between these two groups:

    Lin haters are in thousands, mostly live in the hell town of Houston.
    Lin fans are in millions if not billions, they are everywhere.

    Daryl Morey, please trade Lin ASAP.
    He has been misused and mistreated for two years.
    Let go of Lin so you can make the NBA a better sport to watch for millions!

    • MH5

      I completely agree with your comment about Lin fans and Lin haters. It needs/will be traded sooner rather than later. I will say that Lin is the ultimate professional on and off the court and for that he should be treated with more respect.

      Houston is not the ideal fit for Lin, and I believe that he deserves to play somewhere where his character is appreciated as well as his skills.

      No Lin is not an All-Star caliber player, but he does deserve to play on team that is a better fit for him.

  • tootskie

    Lin was misused and mistreated for 2 years because of James Hogden.They want this manufactured brickstar to be a poor man’s Lebron James…..and to win a championship your team better play like the SPURS.Kawhi LEONARD outplay the NBA’S overrated Queen James…..and still this gm/genius Demoron wants a big 3 in Houston……..teamwork basketball is better than iso play which most nba team wants to play more one on one just like Lechoke,Carmela,Durant,Love and Hogden…..even with this superstar line-up still they cannot beat the SPURS.Jeremy is a team player……..just trade him even to the `Bucks……..The Choketts now is the most dysfunctional team in NBA.

    • MH5

      Where do you think would be the best fit for Lin?

      • Just my two cents

        In my opinion…
        Best fit…
        Ideally = San Antonio, LA (Lakers), Boston
        Realistically = Milwaukee, Philadelphia

      • westseadoc

        Boston then maybe Golden State (learning opportunity), San Antonio, but will likely end up in Philly .. the worst fit .. Milwaukee would help JLin’s future too.

        • MH5

          I think Milwaukee could be a good fit for him, learn under Jason Kidd and pair with Jabari Parker. I like the dynamics of those three together going forward.

  • westseadoc

    Morey’s wheelings and dealings of the past few years look like they may come home to haunt them with likely the loss of Parsons and NOT landing Anthony or James; it looks like they are on the fringe for Chris Bosh, too, and it’s not clear the Bosh will be the key to getting them much deeper in the playoffs if they let Jeremy go, too. They won’t have much back up at PG as Beverly and Lin not only complement each other at times AND can co-exist (were it not for Harden) but they can spell each other, too, without a serious drop off in performance (one getting more done on D and the other on O). I think Lin still could complement the team were they not to have lost Parsons already, but they still have the problem of the bromance between Morey and McHale… the latter cannot coach… for all of you Lin Haters out there, McHale is as bad a coach as you deem JLin to be as a player, only McHale has more impact as he has to form and design the team.

    • MH5

      It is going to be very interesting to see what happens in the next few days. Chandler Parsons is about to get a big pay day, not sure which part of Texas that will be in. The Rockets will lack a back up point guard when they trade Lin unless they believe in Issac Canaan or Nick Johnson. Free agency and Rocket personnel moves as always are wild!

      • westseadoc

        Free Agency is proving a circle jerk for the Rockets and Morey is playing the point!! Disrespecting Lin and trading him only to be spurned by Bosh and jilted by Parsons! Prepare for Harden to launch about 40 shots per game and DHoward to wonder why he’s being assaulted by some many people driving into the paint from the perimeter (where Harden will be “guard” the driving lanes). Now they are going to have to find another 15+ points from somewhere.