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Alan Hahn: If Rockets can find a taker, they will definitely trade Jeremy Lin

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Amel, Dec 14, 2013.

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  1. SHARKLIN-SOUP

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    Really, which team would want to pay 15 Mill next season for Lin?
     
  2. Raven

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    He is gone after next season unless he's willing to accept a low ball offer, and he won't be. Repeat after me, Lin is gone next season. So why not trade him while you can still get something in return?
     
  3. cdblue10

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    What do you think?
     
  4. crash5179

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    I'm calling BS on this. Alan Hahn doesn't have a clue IMO and is just throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks.
     
  5. glacier921

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    Because right now with melo = 6-15
     
  6. cdblue10

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    Exactly
     
  7. glacier921

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    If he's a shill for Dolan, I'm pretty sure he at least knows what's going on with the Knicks.
     
  8. TheTruth1

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    This^^^

    People act here act like it's some magical honor just to sit on the bench in a Houston uniform. They probably do think that Lin will accept the
    League minimum just so have any role (ballboy?) on a "contending team."

    Look I think Lin is Meek and a pushover, but Even I don't think Lin will stay with houston after this contract to be minor role player and make Pat Beverley money. No matter how much he craves the friendship and acceptance of the other guys on the team.

    Just trade him and get some value.
     
  9. torocan

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    I see 6-15 being enough for Dolan to consider trading Melo if Dolan believes that Melo is going to walk. I just can't see him trading Melo to get Lin back. There's too much ego and pride involved. It would be like admitting that he screwed the pooch.

    If the Knicks trade Melo, they'll want a load of prospects/picks, or they'll want a lower tier and younger All-Star or borderline All-Star.
     
  10. crash5179

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    which means he knows exactly nothing about the Rockets and what their intentions are for any of their players.
     
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    One of these:

    Milwaukee, Boston, Indiana, Chicago, Charlotte, Cleveland, Atlanta.
     
  12. Type Raba

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    Lin will sign with brooklyn. makes sense for all involved...
     
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    The Knicks got no assets whatsoever at the moment. Melo wants out, so they got to trade him for at least something right? That plus morey had wanted melo before. It makes sense for both sides. Rockets have harden, Howard and melo 3 superstars = championship in theory at least. Knicks get back Lin, a borderline all star, at least if he played like he did earlier this season. Crowds at MSG go wild. Best scenario for both teams IMO.
     
  14. Raven

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    If he's looking for endorsements, he'll move mountains to play in NY, LA, or SF.
     
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    Btw, I think Stephen a. Said that melo wanted to walk like a month ago too. Said a possible destination was houston. Hey it could happen. I can't stand the guy, but he has made good predictions before. Remember his prediction on mike d leaving within 10 days? It was more like 4 days.
     
  16. torocan

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    I don't disagree. In trade terms it helps both teams.

    However, Dolan is the kind that will cut off his nose to spite his face. The guy doesn't end up on yearly Worst Owner in Sports lists by accident. That takes hard work.
     
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    And the other 8 seasons before this one?

    Lin is a backup PG, Knicks aren't going to trade Asik and Lin for a borderline superstar.
     
  18. Gil

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    A backup PG with a $15m pricetag on his head isn't going to interest Charlotte, Cleveland, Chicago, Atlanta, Indiana or Boston.

    Get real.
     
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    Did you just say that melo is a borderline superstar?
     
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    $10M/year if traded at this deadline, since he's only paid $5M this year. So yes, there are teams that would do it if they feel that Lin's marketing offsets the salary differential sufficiently.

    Once Lin is past the February deadline, I don't expect him to be moved in the off season easily. So IF they were to trade Lin, it would be now. If they don't, they probably ride out his contract and sign an extension before trying to move him.

    I doubt Morey would let Lin walk for nothing when they could negotiate a 3-4 year extension at a lower amount and move him later.

    Boston won't do it because they are tanking.
    Nobody knows what Chicago will do, but they're notoriously cheap.

    The rest? Harder to say... depends on how desperate they get.
     

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