Lin wasn’t pleased with the way Rockets handled his situation last year though…
The Houston Rockets are reportedly ready to pursue former guard Jeremy Lin in free agency this summer and bring him back to the franchise after just one year.
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The Rockets traded Lin to the Lakers last summer, but the move was motivated by his contract as they wanted the cap space to pursue a top free agent with the likes of Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh linked with a switch.
The Lakers also received a first-round pick in the deal, but it hasn’t quite worked out as planned with Lin as he has struggled to play a key role under coach Byron Scott.
While he is still a solid back-up option for any team, it appears as though Rockets general manager Daryl Morey wants him back.
“The Rockets remain high on Lin and are expected to be among his chief suitors this summer,” Howard Beck of Bleacher Report noted.
Houston face some difficult decisions this summer given that Patrick Beverley is a restricted free agent and might be too costly for them to retain in the backcourt alongside James Harden.
Lin could be a cheaper option as he is unlikely to be able to demand a big contract after the season that he has had with the Lakers, but he will have options as Houston are expected to face competition for his signature.
In addition, the two parties didn’t split on the best of terms last year after the Rockets gave Carmelo his former Knicks teammate’s number as part of their pitch. Lin wasn’t impressed by the move given that he was still with the team and so a return to Houston might not be what he is looking for.