Best Potential Landing Spots for Jeremy Lin in a Houston Rockets Trade

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Best Potential Landing Spots for Jeremy Lin in a Houston Rockets Trade
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The Houston Rockets are doing an entirely different version of dreaming big than the one that initially netted them Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik on back-loaded contracts in 2012.

After snatching perennial All-Stars James Harden and Dwight Howard over the past two offseasons, the Rockets have now set their sights on versatile free-agent big man Chris Bosh. Houston has reportedly put a four-year, $88 million offer in front of him, per ESPN The Magazine's Chris Boussard, and sources told Broussard and Brian Windhorst that Bosh will accept it if LeBron James leaves the Miami Heat.

However, Houston needs to shed some salary first to free up enough money to land Bosh. The Rockets already agreed to a deal that will send Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans and now must work to unload Lin's salary (an $8.3 million cap hit, although he'll actually collect nearly $15 million).

That process has already started. 

"The Rockets have been in talks with several teams about a similar cap-clearing move of Jeremy Lin," Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported, although a source said "there is not agreement on a deal with any one team."

So where should the Rockets look to deal Lin? Perhaps more importantly, where should the point guard hope to be sent?

From contenders to bottom feeders, there are a number of intriguing landing spots for the man once responsible for the global craze dubbed simply "Linsanity."

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