The dominoes are starting to fall in free agency now that Lebron James has picked his team.
Just hours after James signed with Cavaliers, it was announced that Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin has been traded to the Lakers. The Lakers will get Lin and a future first-round pick from the Rockets, and Houston will clear up some much needed cap space.
That cap space in Houston will likely be used to sign Chris Bosh, whom Houston offered a four-year, $88 million deal to earlier this week. Until today, Bosh was waiting to see where LeBron would sign. Now that that question is answered – and the two will no longer play together -- you can expect to see Bosh officially sign with Houston at any time.
A source told ESPN that the Rockets expect Bosh to commit “soon” now that James is inked in Cleveland
With Lin gone, the Rockets will look to finalize a trade to send Omar Asik to the Pelicans.
The Lin trade is a win-win situation for the Rockets and Lakers. The Lakers get a first round draft pick and a serviceable point guard to bolster their roster, meanwhile the Rockets become one step closer to signing Bosh.