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Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) following the end of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers Acquire Jeremy Lin From Rockets


With the Houston Rockets struggling to find a trade partner for Jeremy Lin, in attempts to secure the proper cap space to sign Chris Bosh and to match the Dallas Mavericks’ offer sheet to Chandler Parsons, it appears that one team has risen to throw the Rockets a bone — and to take Lin’s ridiculous contract.

According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers are willing to take Lin’s expiring contract in a trade. How sweet of them.

The Lakers would be able to deal with Lin’s expiring contract and still be able to slip into a good spot (in terms of salary cap) for the summer of 2015. Houston gets the cap space to offer Bosh, match Parsons and LA gets an expiring contract and a roster-filling that isn’t that bad. Ultimately, it works for both sides. The Lakers will still be players in the summer of ’15 and the Rockets can put their finishing touches on their super team this offseason.

Somewhere ESPN’s Bill Simmons is wondering why everyone keeps helping the Houston Rockets.

(I really hope someone gets that NBA draft night joke)

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