Linsanity is coming to Los Angeles!
The Houston Rockets have agreed to a trade that sends Jeremy Lin, a 2015 first round pick, and other draft considerations to the Lakers in exchange for cash and the rights to an overseas player. The Lakers will not send any salary back.
The Rockets are looking to unload salary in order to sign free agent Chris Bosh to a max contract and the Lakers were the perfect trade partner as they have cap space to absorb the contract of Lin.
Over his career, Lin averaged 11.9 points, 4.8 assists, and 2.6 assists in four seasons. After not doing much his rookie season in Golden State, Lin burst onto the season in New York in 2011-2012, averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in 35 games for the Knicks. As a free agent, Lin made his way to the Rockets the year after.