Dec 26, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) shoots during the third quarter as Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) defends at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Grizzlies 100-92. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Three-Team Trade Involving Omer Asik/Jeremy Lin/Luol Deng Being Explored


After not finding a deal that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey deemed reasonable for backup center Omer Asik last week, the rumors have now swirled to involve point guard Jeremy Lin as a possible package deal. Earlier this week, it was reported that Morey talked to the Brooklyn Nets about a potential deal involving Asik/Lin for Deron Williams, and now it appears that a 3-team trade is being explored with the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks.

According to FOX Sports, the Bulls have inquired about trading for Lin in exchange for Luol Deng, with the Hawks being a possible destination for Asik.

Dec 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng (9) drives past Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bulls have shopped Deng around since the offseason when the two parties could not reach a contract extension, and it is believed by executives around the NBA that he could be traded before the February deadline. Add in the injury to Derrick Rose and the Bulls have been searching for a point guard. They recently signed D.J. Augustin, who was waived by the Toronto Raptors earlier this season, and has been averaging 10.4 points and 6.3 assists since becoming a Bull, while Kirk Hinrich is shooting just 35 percent from the field for the season, and averaging just 8.5 points. The Bulls also recently sent their first-round pick Marquis Teague to the D-League.

The Hawks, on the other hand have expressed interest in Asik since he demanded to be traded in late November, and could productive bench players to give back in return with the likes of Elton Brand, or DeMarre Carroll.

Deng could fit in with the Rockets’ short-term plans as an elite perimeter defender that they have been lacking with an expiring contract, either as a starter, or a reserve. The two-time all-star is averaging a career high 19.6 points, while also adding 7 rebounds a game.

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  • J W

    And who are the Rockets planning to start at PG if a trade like this goes down… Silly rumors, doesn’t make any sense.

    • Lam

      Rockets don’t need PG. They have Harden for that.

      • Ralph Duran

        I’m in Miami and I keep saying that about Chalmers…we don’t need him, we have Lebron for that, but effing Spo still starts Chalmers lol.

    • Ralph Duran Pierluisi

      They do have Harden like the guy here mentioned, but they also have Aaron Brooks. Also, maybe they’d get a PG within the trade, who knows.

      But I’m with you, I don’t know if the Rockets would want to get weaker at PG right now.

      • Ryan

        They’re really high on Patrick Beverly as well, and he’ll be back sometime in January. Moving Lin could work

        • autoprt

          ummm have you seen our pg situation lately, if harden gets hurt which he does a lot due to those low top shoes who will be our pg?

        • Ralph Duran

          Right on, Beverly is great as well. Either ways, Lin isn’t great, so nothing wrong with moving him.

  • Mayne_2100

    Why would the Rockets want Deng? He wouldn’t start here with Parsons already in place.

    • Ralph Duran Pierluisi

      More depth. They’re in a “win now mode”….it would work. Deng is a great defender as well.

    • RW

      Deng is a better all around the player than Parsons,that position will become a major strength in the playoffs.

    • king rise

      They’ll bench Parsons just like they did with ASIK/LIN

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  • youSADdayday

    dem nigguz kneed to trayd Darrik Rows fo Jems Hardon………

    • Lenn Liggins

      You look and sound stupid, but I’m sure your mother and friends have already told you that.

  • Dennis Earl Mcneer Jr

    I’m not following this one at all. If Hawks wanted Asik, then they could have dealt MIllsap and gotten him. So, what precisely will Hawks ship to Chicago that Chicago believes is worth Deng? We can safely rule out MIllsap…lol. What’s left?

    but as long as we are kicking this around, why not have Hawks deal Lou WIliams and their right to swap picks with Nets in 2015 draft (not this year, but next year) to Houston for Asik? Hawks get their center. Rockets get payroll flexibility, add a good bench scorer, and a potential lottery pick (as Nets are terrible) next season. Why wouldn’t this work for everyone?

  • madskills

    Bulls really need to look at trading Deng because the sf position is perfect for Butler and they also have Dunleavy and Snell. Lin would be a perfect combo guard for the Bulls along with helping on money.

  • hoyamsb

    No one wants Lin, even for free? Yeah that’s why he’s making 8 mil this year, you fucking moron. Go back to fucking your mother in that trailer park you share with her.

  • Jason Patterson

    Big tough guy over the internet.

  • Jason Patterson

    Boo hoo a buncho of people crying over someone saying something racist

  • Keb0

    Why wouldn’t the Bulls want to keep Deng if he is averaging a career high at almost 20 points and 7 rebounds a game?? he would improve the rockets a lot… rotate him and parsons and t jones, plus have them on the court at the same time…

    PG: Patrick Beverly
    SG: James Harden
    SF: Parsons
    PF: Terrance Jones
    C: Dwight Howard

    and have Deng come off the bench as the 6th man, yet he could get just as many minutes as Parsons and TJones… i would just rotate the 3 of them equally !! and until Patrick Bev comes back the lineup is even better- James Hardon runs the point, Deng at the 2, Pasons 3, TJones 4 and dwight at 5

  • Jordan Pacheco

    You can’t trade someone you just traded for.

  • ssclesq

    Why can’t we get rid of speights bazemore Crawford etc.. And get Lin? We need a backup pg, he is a sensation overseas, he’s from Stanford it’s a win win. For the haters out there, how bad can it be with Lin when we already are last or near last in bench production?