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Jeremy Lin has only spent one season with the Houston Rockets, and his first year may also prove to be his last.
From Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com:
Houston is trying to dump Jeremy Lin's salary, going so far as to prioritise cap relief over young basketball assets.
Lin signed a three-year, $25 million deal with the Rockets last offseason that carries a cap hold of $8,374,646 per year.
Houston likes Lin but is also very interested in bringing in Dwight Howard, Chris Paul or both.
Currently, the Rockets team salary is projected to come in at around $39 million, according to Hoopsworld.
This would leave roughly $20 million in cap room for the team to utilize—enough to sign one star player, but certainly not two.
The only way the Rockets could acquire both Howard and Paul is if they can shed the contract of Lin along with someone like Thomas Robinson or Omer Asik as well.
It's worth noting that the Rockets spent their only draft pick, No. 34 overall, on point guard Isaiah Canaan from Murray State.
Finding a buyer for Lin may be difficult, however, as he averaged just 13.4 points and 6.1 assists per game last season.