Well, that was fast. NBA Free Agency 2013 hasn’t even officially kicked off and the pistons are already all over the rumor mill with a potential stunner of a trade. The Pistons passed on the top 3 point guards in the draft surprisingly, but they may have had 0ther things in mind when they passed on them.
CBS Sports is reporting that the Pistons and Rockets are close to a deal that would send Jose Calderon to Houston in a sign-and-trade for none other than Linsanity himself, Jeremy Lin.
The deal works under the CBA rules and would be a stunner to say the least if it is agreed upon. By passing on point guards in the draft, it was thought to be because they believe Brandon Knight could develop under new head coach Mo Cheeks. Lin, like Knight, was a point guard that was turnover prone. Lin averaged over three turnovers per game, but averaged over 6 assists per game last year.
There are some doubters to the report by CBS Sports, such as Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News, who later commented on the potential deal, “No truth to the Jeremy Lin for Calderon proposed deal, per source.”
So with conflicting reports of Linsanity’s arrival in the D, make sure to keep checking back here for up to date news involving the Lin-to-Detroit deal.
Around the NBA:
– The New York Knicks agreed to acquire power forward Andrea Bargnani from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Future 1st, and 2nd round draft pick.
– Thomas Robinson was shipped to Portland for the rights to Kostas Papanikolau and Marko Todorovic. Clearing cap space for Dwight Howard chase.