Jeremy Lin is heading to meet with the Houston Rockets, creating interesting NBA rumors on Tuesday (July 3). It's interesting that this report has come out, especially because the Rockets could have already had Lin on their roster.
This makes it seem even more likely that point guard Goran Dragic is ready to sign with another team and that the Rockets are still intent on trading away Kyle Lowry. There aren't any rumors of a deal going down between the Rockets and Lin just yet, but the news of a meeting should definitely raise the concern level of the New York Knicks and their fans.
Houston has some money to burn and they may offer Lin a contract that would become very expensive for the Knicks to match. With the new luxury tax rules under the collective bargaining agreement, teams going over the salary cap in three years will get punished severely. If Houston adds a very expensive third year to a deal for Lin, it could price the Knicks right out of the market.
This is an odd transition for the Rockets, especially because the team seemed to be getting so deep at the point guard position. Maybe Houston is just testing the waters and a deal never emerges from this meeting though.
Do you think that Jeremy Lin should seriously think about signing with the Houston Rockets? Is this a move by Lin and his agent to get more money out of the New York Knicks?