As rumored, the Sixers and Houston Rockets have reportedly agreed in principle to a deal that would bring Jeremy Lin, a first round draft pick, and a third piece to the 76ers. In return, the Rockets will get a really nice thank you note. According to Liberty Ballers, that first rounder could be the Rockets own or the one they got from New Orleans in the Omer Asik deal. There is still some waiting to do, which is the theme of this year’s free agency period:
That Lin deal does hinge on Houston signing a max player, which at this point seems like Chris Bosh.
— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) July 10, 2014
So here’s how this is probably going to shake out: LeBron goes back to Cleveland, Bosh goes to Houston, and Lin comes here. After that, Cleveland may have to send Wiggins to Minnesota if they also want Kevin Love. And then there’s the issue of Chandler Parsons and his offer sheet from the Mavericks, which puts a ticking clock on Houston. Really, LeBron just needs to make up his damn mind, because everything is on hold until he does. And if he goes back to Miami? All of this will disappear into the wind.
We’ll have more on this if someone important makes up their mind.