Lakers Rumors: Mavs Interested In Sign-And-Trade Deal For Jeremy Lin

The Los Angeles Lakers are incredibly busy right now.

In 24 hours, they’ve agreed to take on Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers and came to terms with free agent guard Lou Williams on a three-year deal worth $21 million.

Now, the purple and gold are said to be talking to the Dallas Mavericks about a possible sign-and-trade deal for Jeremy Lin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports:

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For the Lakers, landing any asset in a sign-and-trade deal for Lin would be a bonus at this point. Lin is an unrestricted free agent, which means he is able to sign wherever he pleases.

However, since the Mavericks have used all of their cap space, they’re currently unable to offer Lin a market value contract. Hence, they’re engaging the Lakers in possible sign-and-trade scenarios.

Another possible scenario could involve the Lakers, Mavericks and Pacers pulling off a three-way deal of some kind. The Pacers have agreed to a deal with Mavs free agent Monta Ellis, and Hibbert is on his way to Los Angeles via Indiana. Lin would obviously be sent to the Mavs if such a three-way deal actually ended up being completed.

Written by Ross Pickering

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