Apr 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) brings the ball up the court during the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Linsanity in Motown?

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.


Tags: Detroit Pistons Jeremy Lin

  • david tseng

    BS report. I don’t believe Houston would give up on Lin at just $5M this year. And a huge Chinese audience from Yao’s days.

  • Daimler Altschuh

    The NBA is like a cattle market, where the players are traded like cattle. Players in any NBA team will find it hard to develop any emotional attachment to their teams. Maybe it s a scam by the NBA teams to make their fans keep buying their merchandise. Like once all the Houston fans have bought Lin T-shirts, it is time to trade him away, and get another guy in, so the fans can go buy more T-shirts.