So the latest rumor is that the Milwaukie Bucks are interested in Jeremy Lin. Jackjack
@supjackjack on Twitter pointed out that Kidd may be the one pushing for Lin to join the Bucks and from this article, it looks as if Jason Kidd isn’t satisfied with Brandon Knight (the Bucks’s current Point Guard) and is pursuing Eric Bledsoe, Greivis Vasquez, as well as Jeremy Lin.
It seems that the only hang-up in the Bucks’s interest in Lin, according to Marc Spears, is that the Bucks have no interest in paying Lin’s $15 million salary. I actually don’t see this as being a huge obstacle, because I think the Rockets would be willing to pay part of Lin’s salary if that means they can unload Lin without sacrificing too much, such as a First Round pick (which is what the Sixers want).
I want Lin to go to the Bucks over the Sixers, because I think the Sixers aren’t very high on Lin, since they have their Rookie-oif-the-Year Point Guard. They’re mainly interested in the sweetners that come with taking Lin off the Rockets’s hands. The Bucks, on the other hand, seem to have a genuine interest in Lin’s game, so I think Lin would have a good chance of being a starter for the Bucks.
If Jason Kidd was genuine in his reason for joining the Knicks for the chance to mentor Lin, then it does appear that Kidd has a genuine respect for Lin’s game. So Lin joining the Bucks would be ideal, because he’d be coached by someone who actually respects his game and would, presumably, allow Lin to play Lin’s game. Also Kidd, being a Point Guard himself, would be an excellent coach for Lin. So, right now, the Bucks is my top pick for Lin and I think if money is the only issue for the Bucks, then that could easily be resolved. I think the Rockets are more willing to give cash than assets to unload Lin. What do you all think?