Lakers Acquire PG Jeremy Lin From Houston Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired point guard Jeremy Lin, a future first-round draft pick and "other draft considerations" from the Houston Rockets, with cash and the rights to overseas players heading the other way. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski was, as usual, the first to report:


The Rockets are attempting to clear cap space for Chris Bosh, who has a standing four-year, $88 million contract offer from Houston. Because Lin's salary will be off the books next summer, this is a deal that makes a lot of sense for both sides.

Since LA already has point guards Steve Nash and Kendall Marshall under contract, they can either use Lin as part of a three-guard rotation, or use his expiring contract as a trade chip down the road.



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