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Chapter and verse on NBA free agency: Hope, faith, LeBron and Carmelo
Chapter and verse on NBA free agency: Hope, faith, LeBron and Carmelo

Jeremy Lin invoked a biblical verse this week when the Houston Rockets unveiled massive banners showing free agent target Carmelo Anthony wearing Lin's No. 7 outside the Toyota Center. Lin was technically still a Rocket, though he presumably would be traded in any scenario in which Houston acquired Anthony or another high-end free agent. Of course, that didn't make Lin feel any less slighted. "Luke 6:29 – If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also," Lin tweeted. "If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them." Maybe Lin was onto something. The first five days of free agency were largely an exercise in inertia,...