NBA Rumors: Will Jeremy Lin land in Bulls if Phil Jackson acquires Derrick Rose in free agency?

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Jeremy Lin is set to hit the free agency this summer to explore the opportunities in the market. Many teams are pursuing the flamboyant Asian-American star this offseason; the Chicago Bulls being the latest addition.

The Chicago Bulls are planning for a big move this summer to boost their roster. Lin has earlier been linked to the teams like the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. Latest rumors suggest that the Bulls are also going to pursue Lin in free agency. Chicago doesn’t have enough cash in their reserve to pitch enticing offers to free agents, as reports the Day Herald. The scenario will change in July. The team is currently above the salary, but with the new season on the cards, and the salary cap rising, things are bound to change.

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Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks have taken a decision to trade for the Bulls’ guard Derrick Rose, as reported by the Sports Rageous on Sunday. The Lakers will also pursue the former MVP in free agency. Though it remains unclear that whether Chicago will trade their star guard or not, free agent Rose will be eyeing for a better landing spot this summer.

Lin has posted solid performance for the Charlotte Hornets this season as a backup point guard. Teams can now consider him as a starting guard for next season. If Rose finally leaves Chicago, Lin may consider donning the Bulls’ colors in the coming season.

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Coming off the bench this season, the Hornets guard posted averages of 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3 assists in only 26.3 minutes per game. A performance which inspired Lin to decline his player option with the Hornets to weigh the offers coming his way in the free agency.

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