The Red94 Podcast: Episode 32, On a hypothesized Lowry for Lin trade

In today’s episode, I speculate upon the possibilities of a Jeremy Lin-Kyle Lowry trade, as originally hypothesized in ESPN this morning.


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  • SadLakerFan says 2 months ago Lowry is better off on Toronto, where he has had a new start. He'd probably have problems coming back to Houston. Didn't he threaten to beat up a female fan or something? In the NBA locker room that is about as pathetic as you can get - he'd have no respect in houston. Too bad - he's a great player.
  • Steven says 2 months ago Did I say anything about cap vs actual? No, I said the Rockets have $72M committed to players for next year without Parsons getting a raise. (Howard+Hardin+Asik+Lin) * 15M = $60M. Yes, I know that Morey pulled a coup to get them at $8.3M/per year on the cap. But I prefer to live in the real world, not the theoretical.
  • rocketrick says 2 months ago

    Getting rid of Lin's contract next year is a plus to itself. The Rockets have $72M committed for next season, and that is before Parsons raise.


    The $72M that Steven mentions includes paying Lin $15M next season and Asik $15M next season whereas their cap hits are only $8.3M each next season. So the Rockets really only have $59M committed to Cap Space next season plus Parsons much deserved payday.


    That is not counting the cap though. That's the actual dollars, because of Lin and Asik poison pill.


    The Rockets are committed through the end of next season assuming they re-sign Parsons (a given in my opinion) to: D12, Harden, Parsons, TJones, Motiejunas, Francisco Garcia, Beverley, Canaan and Covington in addition to Asik and Lin. So a total of 11 players with Asik, Lin, Garcia in the final year of their contracts next season. Scola is still due a good chunk of money next season as he was amnestied but that does not count against the Rockets Cap Space.

    Then with Beverley, Canaan and Covington in the final year of their contracts the following season (2015-16).

    So the Rockets have a lot of flexibility going forward. Morey and the Rockets just have to be smart with their next moves yet do risk being too conservative by not taking a chance while D12 is still near the top of his game.

    Lots to look forward to in the coming next few seasons as a Rockets fan!!!
  • thenit says 2 months ago

    I'd bet minimum $32 million, 4 years. And wouldn't be at all surprised if Lowry ends up with even something better than that.

    I have a feeling both Asik and Lin will probably play out their contracts with the Rockets. The $15 million salary next season is just too much to overcome, although their contracts only count $8.3 million to the cap.

    The good thing is the Rockets will have a lot of flexibility after the 2014-15 season when both Asik and Lin have played out their contracts. In the meantime, Lin is obviously contributing well to the Rockets effort this season and has been a positive influence in the locker room. Asik on the other hand................

    I agree, the only teams that would be able to swallow the amount are championship caliber teams in a big market. I just don't see NYK, LAL or Brooklyn spending that kind of money while they aren't really in contention. Also we would have to take a bad contract or low picks.

    Asik is injured so I will hold judgement until he comes back. Lin is valuable he can contribute off the bench and unless we get a PG back in the trade that is decent, I rather hold onto the contract and wait until next years trade deadline for teams to chase the expiring contract or letting it ride to the end ourselves.

  • thenit says 2 months ago

    Getting rid of Lin's contract next year is a plus to itself. The Rockets have $72M committed for next season, and that is before Parsons raise.

    That is not counting the cap though. That's the actual dollars, because of Lin and Asik poison pill.

  • feelingsupersonic says 2 months ago I just listened to it again on my iPhone.
  • Rahat Huq says 2 months ago

    rahat, any ideas when it will be available for download on apple mobile device??

    is it not downloadable on mobile?

  • rocketrick says 2 months ago I'd bet minimum $32 million, 4 years. And wouldn't be at all surprised if Lowry ends up with even something better than that.

    I have a feeling both Asik and Lin will probably play out their contracts with the Rockets. The $15 million salary next season is just too much to overcome, although their contracts only count $8.3 million to the cap.

    The good thing is the Rockets will have a lot of flexibility after the 2014-15 season when both Asik and Lin have played out their contracts. In the meantime, Lin is obviously contributing well to the Rockets effort this season and has been a positive influence in the locker room. Asik on the other hand................
  • Cooper says 2 months ago The only team that really needs a pg that has space is LA or maybe the knicks if they lose melo so lowrys new contract shouldn't be outrageous. Trading for Lowry would be risky though of he comes back and acts like a turd again it could collapse the lockerroom and send the season in a tailspin with no clear other option at pg.
  • Steven says 2 months ago

    Lowry is due for a new contract. He may be on the East All-Star team this year. He's going to have to get paid. The Rockets can't afford to give both Lowry and Parsons new contracts after this season.

    I'd be VERY surprised if Lin is traded for Lowry.

    Getting rid of Lin's contract next year is a plus to itself. The Rockets have $72M committed for next season, and that is before Parsons raise.
  • rocketrick says 2 months ago Lowry is due for a new contract. He may be on the East All-Star team this year. He's going to have to get paid. The Rockets can't afford to give both Lowry and Parsons new contracts after this season.

    I'd be VERY surprised if Lin is traded for Lowry.
  • feelingsupersonic says 2 months ago After that crap Lowry pulled I don't think he will ever be a Rocket again, I hope not.
  • Buckko says 2 months ago

    Neal's contract :P

  • Jatman20 says 2 months ago

    Ever since I heard Lowry to Knicks talk a while back....I envisioned Houston sneaking in there stealing him.


    I would also consider Affalo/ age 28/ 47 FG%/ 83 FT%/ 42 3P%/ 6'5"

    Anthony Morrow ( NO) /age 28 / 46 FG% /80 FT% / 45 3P% / 6'5"

    Like Gary Neal....but he doesn't seem too athletic.

  • smeggysmeg says 2 months ago

    New post: The Red94 Podcast: Episode 32, On a hypothesized Lowry for Lin trade
    By: rahat huq

    In today's episode, I speculate upon the possibilities of a Jeremy Lin-Kyle Lowry trade, as originally hypothesized in ESPN this morning.

    Download this episode (right click and save)

    New post: The Red94 Podcast: Episode 32, On a hypothesized Lowry for Lin trade
    By: rahat huq

    In today's episode, I speculate upon the possibilities of a Jeremy Lin-Kyle Lowry trade, as originally hypothesized in ESPN this morning.

    Download this episode (right click and save)

    rahat, any ideas when it will be available for download on apple mobile device??

  • Dayak says 2 months ago That would be a steal for us. Lowry will fits well in our sistem. Get it done!
  • Jatman20 says 2 months ago

    I love the bull dog Lowry as a PG. Cant see the Raptors doing it.


    The big PG's are coming per CBSSports.com-2014 NBA Draft:

    Marcus Smart--Oklahoma State--6'4"////Andrew Harrison--Ktky--6'6"

    ///Micic--Serbia--6'4"////Jerian Grant--ND--6'5"////Olivier Hanlan

    --Boston College--6'4"////Kenan Sipahi--Kosovo--6'4"////Exum--Australia

    --6'5".............[.MCW(Phi) 6'6"/////Livingston(Nets) already in the league.>

    *some are listed as SG as well.


    This is why I wanted C Lee deal to go thru....per 82games.com:

    Lee 2010-11 (Houston) PG: mins 3%| net pts 20| offRtg 101.6| defRtg 94.3

    W/L 13/6 | win% 68%. With help defenses being so good that teams run two

    PG's at the same time now-a-days like Phx (Bledsoe/Dragic), Lakers (Nash/Blake), Dallas (Ellis/Calderon), Lin/Beverley or AB.......two shooting

    Guards on the Rockets (if paired with Harden) could work. I won't beat that dead horse again. It may be worth looking into a 6'4"-6'5" SG slash PG.

    Bass could have been dealt with Bev's contract in the offseason if it had been needed. Canaan developing and AB as insurance.

  • Steven says 2 months ago PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.