The Rockets have no trade involving Asik in the works, with one individual saying a deal is more likely in months than in days.
Asik declined comment, referring questions to his agent, Andy Miller. Miller also would not comment on any trade request.
“I would say the situation is very frustrating right now and we're trying to work through it,” Miller said. “For Omer, the objective has always been to continue to develop and grow as a player. That's why we came to Houston in the first place. If that objective can't be met, if we can't get the right platform to grow and contribute as a player, it's certainly frustrating.”
Just for the sake of conversation...
What would you guys say about making a possible deal with Houston for Asik.
Charlotte Receives: Omer Asik, Greg Smith
Houston Receives: Ben Gordon and his 13 million dollar expiring contract
Note: Smith has to be added in to make the deal work money wise, but he is on an non-guaranteed contract; so he could be waived after the deal went through.
PG: Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions, Jannero Pargo
SG: Gerald Henderson, Jeff Taylor
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeff Adrien, James Southerland
PF: Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller, Josh McRoberts, Anthony Tolliver
C: Omer Asik, Bismack Biyombo, Brendan Haywood
Positives: Charlotte would have on the better front courts in the NBA and with Tolliver on a one year deal and Adrien and Haywood with only one year left on their contracts, Asik will allow us to focus on on the point guard, shooting guard, and small forward position in the draft.
Negatives: Getting rid of Gordon's 13 million dollar contract would most likely mean that we will have to bargain bin shop in free agency instead of going after a higher profile type of player.
All thoughts are welcome, this topic was brought up just for discussion purposes.