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Houston Rockets Rumors: Jeremy Lin Trade With Los Angeles Lakers Could Help Land Chris Bosh

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Now that LeBron James is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Houston Rockets have the opportunity to put the dagger in the Miami Heat‘s empire by getting Chris Bosh to form a new “big three” in Houston.

In order for the Rockets to get their hands on the All-Star forward, the team first must clear the cap space needed to lure him to Houston, meaning that Jeremy Lin could very well be on his way out of town and the destination could be Hollywood. According to sources, the Rockets are now working out a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to absorb Lin’s expiring contract for draft picks.

This move makes a lot of sense for both teams. Obviously for the Rockets, this would free up the necessary space to lure Bosh to Texas. On the Lakers’ side, this would give them a legitimate starting point guard that the team lacked last season. Even bigger for the Lakers is that it would not count against the team’s future cap space, as his deal would be expiring after next season.

The Lakers have an eye towards the more deeper 2015 free agent class, and L.A. cannot afford to take on risky long-term contracts right now, which makes the Lakers chasing after Carmelo Anthony seem so confusing. But whatever the case, the Rockets are now in full effect to get Bosh to come to Houston.

If this comes to fruition, the Rockets will most certainly be a championship caliber team, the Lakers will still have their cap space, and the Heat’s empire over the NBA will officially be dead.

Kareem Gantt is an NBA writer for Rant Sports. For more from this author, ‘follow’ him on Twitter, ‘like’ him on Facebook, and ‘add’ him to your network on Google