Jul 11, 2014, 2:01 PM EST
Update: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
That definitely requires trading Omer Asik, who can’t be dumped to the Pelicans as easily as once thought, and Jeremy Lin.
A commonly advocated Lin destination, the 76ers, might not take him.
How about another team with cap space?
Marc Stein of ESPN:
Lin’s contract expires after this season, so Lin wouldn’t interfere with the Lakers’ 2015 cap space. Surely, they’d pick up extra assets – young players and/or draft picks – for receiving Lin’s burdensome contract.
They’d also draw plenty of fans. Lin’s production has faded since Linsansity, but his star power, also somewhat diminished, has held up better. After a terrible season and on possibly on their way to another, the Lakers need a way to sell tickets.
The Lakers taking Lin would likely signal they’re out of the Carmelo Anthony race, though maybe creative cap management could allow them to get both.
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