Report: Jeremy Lin spending July 4 with Rockets, Goran Dragic could return to Suns
Jeremy Lin, a free agent with the Knicks, will reportedly spend Independence Day in Houston to meet with Rockets team officials, according to a tweet from ESPN NBA beat writer Chris Broussard on Tuesday. David Aldridge of TNT Sports tweeted that sources have confirmed Broussard’s report that Lin will, in fact, be in Houston on July 4 to visit the Rockets.
Aldridge also reported today via Twitter that conversations have stalled between the Rockets and Goran Dragic, who was expected to become the teams starting point guard once Houston figured out an exit plan for Kyle Lowry. Dragic is reportedly looking for $10 million per year.
With Lin in talks with Houston, the Phoenix Suns are looking at Dragic as a possible replacement for Steve Nash if the two-time MVP decides to leave the team, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. According to Wojnarowski, Phoenix is looking to sign Dragic to a deal estimated at $9 million per year.
Nash has been linked to the Toronto Raptors for a three-year deal worth approximately $36 million and to the New York Knicks to play in a much bigger market but for considerably less money.
Jeremy Lin will visit the Houston Rockets tomorrow, sources say.—
Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 03, 2012
Rockets look like they're moving on from Goran Dragic negotiations, which have gone nowhere. Dragic looking for $10M/yr.—
David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 03, 2012
So Phoenix trades Goran Dragic AND a 1st pick for Aaron Brooks in 2011, and now wants to pay Dragic between $8M-$9M per year to return? Wow.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 03, 2012