Jeremy Lin To Meet With Rockets

July 3 2012 at 5:43pm CDT By Luke Adams

5:43PM: In a tweet from's Alex Kennedy, Houston may make a three-year "poison pill" offer to Jeremy Lin that pays Lin $5MM, $5.2MM and $13.8MM. The move would be similar to what the Rockets did earlier this week with restricted free agent Omer Asik

1:51PM: Restricted free agent Jeremy Lin will visit the Rockets tomorrow, tweets's Chris Broussard. The meeting is yet another indication that Houston is increasingly pessimistic about bringing back Goran Dragic. The Rockets are expected to offer a contract similar to the one Dragic turned down, tweets Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

Lin is rumored to be drawing interest from the Mavericks, Raptors, and possibly the Nets, among others. Although a report earlier this week suggested that the Knicks may be reluctant to match a backloaded offer for the restricted free agent, New York is widely viewed as Lin's most likely destination.

The Knicks don't appear to have approached Lin with a contract offer yet, preferring to sit back and let the market dictate the point guard's price. Already faced with one significant rival offer for Landry Fields, the Knicks may face decisions on whether to match offer sheets for both Lin and Fields next week.


5 thoughts on “Jeremy Lin To Meet With Rockets

  1. Please God, we allready cut Lin once, please don’t overpay him based on that small sample size. If he would have had that stretch outside of New York there would be no Linsanity.

    1. I don’t disagree, the problem is, if they don’t re-sign him and Nash winds up in Toronto, it’s Felton or bust. Miller is already signed on with Denver, and Kidd is not able to lead a team as a starter anymore, they’re going to be screwed if they can’t re-sign Lin. Imagine Douglas trying to lead this team? Ugh.

  2. Yes, give Lin a poison pill contract so you can have Lin and Asik taking up a third of your cap space in 2 years. You don’t already have a superior PG in Kyle Lowry or anything, either. Daryl Morey needs to cut back on the drinking he’s done the last few days.

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