NBA Free Agency: Sixers and Rockets Engaged in Jeremy Lin Trade Talk

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

friendly sixers!

As the pieces get shuffled one way or the other in the first few days of NBA Free Agency, the landing spots for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony remain a mystery. The Houston Rockets are doing their best to woo Melo at the moment, but before any pen can get to paper, they'd have to free up cap space to sign him for how much he'll be worth. And though Omer Asik has already been swept to New Orleans, there's still the matter of Jeremy Lin.

This has been in our thoughts for some time. Lin has just one year remaining on his contract (cap hold of $8.37M), so it wouldn't be much of a financial commitment. But the question is what the Sixers could pry from Houston in exchange for being nice and swallowing his contract up into their Blue Whale stomach-sized amount of cap space.

The prospect of another Daryl Morey and Sam Hinkie trade is always exciting in its own right. But I'd also be pumped about Jeremy Lin in a Sixers uniform. Would get a whole bunch of different fans interested in the team and backing up Michael Carter-Williams -- or even playing next to him -- would just be a good time. And it's only one year. I'd absorb 2014 Derrick Coleman at $8.37M if a first rounder was coming with him.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Liberty Ballers

You must be a member of Liberty Ballers to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Liberty Ballers. You should read them.

Join Liberty Ballers

You must be a member of Liberty Ballers to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Liberty Ballers. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker