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Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Jeremy Lin
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Pushing Jeremy Lin out the door isn't going to be easy for the Houston Rockets.

Accept that, because you know the Rockets have. He has two years and close to $17 million left on his deal and is far removed from the days of Linsanity.

According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, that's not going to prevent Houston from trying to deal him. Emboldened by their pursuit of Dwight Howard, the Rockets have decided to entertain (beg for?) offers for their starting point guard.

Lin's contract isn't one many suitors will seek out unless contacted first, but at just over $8 million a season, his salary remains a serviceable price to pay for a starting floor general in today's NBA.

Draft picks and younger assets will likely have to be sent to any team to which the Rockets ship Lin, a reality Houston has probably already come to terms with. Packaged with the right combination of players and picks, however, the Rockets may be able to exploit the needs of other teams.

Which franchises could serve as potential landing spots for the not-star-a-star caliber point man?

Negotiating a mutually beneficial agreement will be difficult, but far from impossible.

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