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In a potential cap-clearing move to make room for Chris Bosh, the Rockets have a deal in place to send Jeremy Lin to the Sixers, according to league sources. The deal hinges on whether LeBron James goes to Cleveland. If he returns to the Cavs, then Bosh is almost guaranteed to also leave Miami and head to Houston. To give Bosh a four-year, $88 million deal, the Rockets have to create cap space and can do that by trading Lin, the ex-Knick who will make almost $15 million next season. New York Daily News

According to LibertyBallers.com, the Rockets and Sixers have agreed in principle on a trade that would send point guard Jeremy Lin and a first-round pick to Philadelphia to create cap space for Houston to add a maximum-contract player such as Bosh. Multiple reports earlier in the week said the Rockets have offered Bosh a max contract in the event they could trade Lin, who is owed $15 million next season with $8.4 million of that counting against the cap. However, an NBA source said the Sixers "remain an option [for Houston], but their cap space may prove too expensive." The source also said they believe the Rockets have other options when it comes to moving Lin. CSNPhilly.com

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Mark Berman: Rockets GM Daryl Morey on Toyota Center marquee w/ pictures of Carmelo Anthony wearing #7 (Jeremy Lin's #): "It's always a challenging situation during free agency. You are always having to recruit players & there might be current players at current positions, might be people with the current numbers. It's unfortunate that it's often hard to handle. Reality is it's standard practice. When we went after Chris Bosh a few years ago,we had him N Luis)Scola's number. When we went after Dwight Howard he had (Pat) Beverley's number. I get the sensitivity & I hate that it creates some hurt feelings. I don't like that, but that's obviously Carmelo Anthony's number, that's the number he wants. He told us that. Bottomline, if Carmelo comes Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin have to be traded. It's just math. It's not personal. My job is every day figure out how to win. Sometimes it creates challenging situations." Twitter @MarkBermanFox26

Marco Antonio Meneses: @Jeremy Lin Someone takes YOUR number and places it on a billboard with @carmeloanthony I am sorry but you entitled to say WTF? Jeremy Lin: im entitled to standup for myself/say i felt disrespected as i did thru tweet but point is love unconditionally/as jesus loved me Twitter

Executives from multiple teams have been offered these players in trade talks and know that they could be had, according to league sources: O.J. Mayo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Tayshaun Prince of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets and Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Pelicans. It’s not a big surprise that these players are available, as their names have surfaced in trade rumors repeatedly over the last year. But executives from multiple teams confirm that they are still on the block and may be traded at some point this offseason, if their respective teams can find a taker. Basketball Insiders

Carmelo Anthony was welcomed at Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday with a billboard of him wearing a Rockets uniform. Inside the arena was a mural of Anthony holding the Larry O'Brien Trophy in a Rockets uniform with "The Key to a championship formula," written alongside him on the wall. That's all standard operating procedure for teams recruiting prized free agents. But what made this billboard interesting is that Anthony was wearing a No. 7 jersey, which currently belongs to his former Knicks teammate Jeremy Lin. And it's not just that Lin, who had his breakout moment three seasons ago with the Knicks, would need to be traded in order for Houston to add the cap space to sign Anthony. But the perception was that Anthony was partly responsible for running Lin out of town when the Knicks failed to match the contract offer Houston gave the then restricted free agent. New York Daily News

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