Another possible landing spot for Jeremy Lin is Detroit, source says. Rockets would acquire Jose Calderon in sign-and-trade in such a deal.
Lin is under contract for $8,374,646 each of the next two seasons, hardly a bargain but not necessarily wildly overpaid considering how well he played at his peak with the Knicks.
Last year, Lin played like a league-average player, which makes him a below-average starter. Still, that would probably upgrade the Pistons’ point guard spot from what Brandon Knight has provided the last two years. Of course, and improved Knight could also upgrade that position with a far lower cost.
Lin would probably make the Pistons marginally better, but I don’t think he’d move the needle too much.
Update: Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:
No truth to the Jeremy Lin for Calderon proposed deal, per sources.
Update 2: Alex Kennedy of Hoops World:
Regarding the Jeremy Lin for Jose Calderon rumor, I’m told Houston is much more interested in that deal than Detroit. But never say never.
If the Pistons want to see Jose Calderon, I can see why they wouldn’t be very interested right now. But if Calderon wants to leave, perhaps this trade becomes more appealing to Detroit.