HoopsHype Jeremy Lin rumors

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According to a league source, the Rockets had preliminary talks with the Nets last week about Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Talks never gained any steam, but the source said the Rockets were doing their due diligence and Williams' name came up. The Nets balked because one of the main reasons Pierce and Garnett agreed to a trade to Brooklyn was to play with Williams, according to the source. Williams, who signed a five-year, $98 million extension in 2012, was playing well upon returning from an ankle injury, and the Nets were looking better. ESPN.com

After a second strenuous pregame workout in as many nights, Rockets guard Jeremy Lin said he is hopeful he will be able to play against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday after missing a week with back spasms. Lin has been careful to not tax the back, even sitting on elevated seats on the bench during games. But rather than just wait for word from the training staff that he is cleared to play, he said the workouts made him especially encouraged that he has made progress. “Hopefully, I’ll be back Monday if there are no setbacks,” Lin said. “Just to get back in shape after having to sit, not do anything for a while, not even really being able to sit, let alone jog or run, it’s good to sweat again and get your body going.” Houston Chronicle

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Multiple league executives said the Rockets also are open to packaging Jeremy Lin with Asik, but that scenario appears unlikely as well. As one executive said of Lin, "I'm not sure there are many, if any, takers for him right now." CBSSports.com

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Here is the audio of Hahn discussing Jeremy Lin's future with the Rockets: Hahn on Lin. And a transcript of what he said: And I know this is blasphemy, but I'm telling you right now: Jeremy Lin could also be on his way out of Houston. If they can find a taker for him and that contract ... like I said from what I heard, I've talked to some GM's from around the league, there is a strong feeling that if the Rockets can find a taker, they will definitely move Jeremy Lin, that's for sure. The Dream Shake

December 10, 2013 Updates

Jeremy Lin was a full participant in today’s practice, taking part in his first full-contact workout since suffering a right knee sprain nearly two weeks ago. Lin made it through the 75-minute session with no issues and afterward declared himself ready to return when the Rockets take on the Western Conference leading Portland Trailblazers in a primetime showdown Thursday night. “I feel good, no limitations.” Lin said following Tuesday’s practice session. “I’ll be back (for Thursday’s game). NBA.com

December 8, 2013 Updates

Rockets guard Jeremy Lin came through this week’s stepped-up rehab work without any setbacks but also within changes in the timetable for his return from a bruised and sprained right knee. Coach Kevin McHale said Lin likely will be re-evaluated in two or three days and then the team will “make a decision on the timetable to try to get back. “I don’t think anything has changed on the 10 days to two weeks re-evaluation (plan),” McHale said. “He has to be re-evaluated before he can start thinking about playing.” Houston Chronicle

December 5, 2013 Updates

Still, there was no denying that Thursday’s session was a very good sign for a team that has not had many of them this week on the injury front. “I’m not really sure,” Lin said of his timetable for a return. “I’ll know a lot more tomorrow (from) how it responds. I pushed it today. Hopefully, I’ll feel good. I haven’t got to cutting or running, sprinting or any of that. It was all standstill. We’ll see. I don’t really know. I’m feeling better. This is the first time I really shot since I got hurt. I’m just trying to get my rhythm back.” Houston Chronicle

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