Jeremy Lin Trade Rumors: Linsanity to Celtics while Rockets Adds All-Star Rajon Rondo? Possible NBA All-Star Debut
By David Jenkins, Crossmap On January 21, 2014
Jeremy Lin trade rumors continue to circulate a month ahead of February trade deadline.
The Taiwanese American NBA star contributed to the Rockets' 5-1 record in January, averaging 37.3 minutes in six games. His second season with the Rockets is averaging 14.1 points, 4.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
That doesn’t seem to put Lin's trade rumors to rest , as Houston Rockets looks to move some players ahead of February 20 trade deadline.
Despite the trade rumors before that pointed to Lin's move to the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Linsanity is now rumored to be traded with Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, according to latest rumors.
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Yahoo Sports alleges that the Rockets may package Jeremy Lin, center Omer Asik and a first-round pick for Boston Celtics in exchange for Rondo, who has just returned from knee rehabilitation for a year following his injury last year.
Rondo will add to the Rockets, which boasts the lineup of Dwight Howard, Chandler Parsons, James Harden and Terrence Jones.
"Rajon Rondo is finally back for the Celtics, and now the question becomes how long will he stay in Boston." Mitch Lawrence of New York Daily News states.
"Rondo is the last blue chip from the 2008 championship team and 2010 Finals team that Celtics president Danny Ainge can convert into assets as he rebuilds the franchise. More than a few GMs around the league expect Rondo to be on the move, if not at the trading deadline next month, then maybe in June at draft time."
2014 may indeed be a big turn for the Christian basketballer. According to the fan voting that ended Monday night, there are chances for the Houston Rockets point guard to make his debut at the annual NBA All-Star Game, set to take place on Feb. 16.
The final results from NBA All-Star fan voting will be announced on Thursday.
IBTimes noted that Lin was fourth in the latest ballot return for Western Conference All-Star backcourt starters, behind Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry and Chris Paul.
But Bryan with fracture in his left knee and Paul with a separated shoulder are both unlikely to take the spot.
That being said, Linsanity fans may have their dreams come true if Jeremy makes his first appearance at NBA All-Star Game.