Despite the team’s high hopes for Jeremy Lin when he signed a $25.1 million, three-year contract in 2012, it seems the NBA guard’s days with the Houston Rockets are numbered.
This week, in an effort to court Carmelo Anthony, the Rockets posted pictures of Anthony in a #7 jersey in the windows near one of the entrances to the Toyota Center, reports ESPN.
Melo wore #7 with the New York Knicks, but the only problem is that Lin currently wears the #7 in Houston. It seems like a diss to us, even if it wasn’t intentional.
In response, Lin tweeted a Bible verse Wednesday morning (July 2).
Luke 6:29 – If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 2, 2014
Melo’s stop in Houston is the second leg of his free-agent tour, after meeting with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday (July 1). He will travel to Dallas to meet with the Mavs later today.
While only time will tell if Lin will be traded, most expect the Rockets to move the guard to help clear enough cap space to offer Anthony a near-max contract.
ESPN says Houston already has a deal in place to move Lin if the Rockets get a commitment from Anthony. Stay tuned…