The New York Knicks are desperate to make an upgrade at point guard, and they apparently have interest in bringing back Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, according to ESPN's Chad Ford on Grantland's Bill Simmons' podcast.

The Rockets are actively shopping Lin, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears, as the point guard is owed about $15 million next season due to the back-loaded contract he signed two offseasons ago. The cap hit for Lin is only about $8.37 million, but that $15 million actual payment is tough to swallow.

With the Knicks desperately wanting a point-guard upgrade over Raymond Felton, perhaps they'd be willing to stomach that balloon payment, despite the fact that it was they who allowed Lin to go to the Rockets after the Linsanity craze in 2011-12. The difference, however, is that if New York had matched Houston's offer, the cap hit for next season would have been that $15 million that Lin is owed in actual salary.