Houston Rockets’ center Omer Asik has made it clear he wants to be traded. In fact, he’s made that clear since the day the team signed their prized free agent, fellow center Dwight Howard. The team has played the two together at times with mixed results.
Asik originally was acquired by the Rockets last season and he was excited about finally getting the chance to start after playing behind Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer in Chicago with the Bulls.
Asik’s demands have not been met and he has decided to switch agents, firing Andy Miller to hire Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.
Asik’s decision to change agents was first reported on Twitter by the Turkish basketball site Superbasket.org. He must submit paperwork to the National Basketball Players Association to formalize the change, and then Tellem must wait 10 days before commencing representation.
Asik has been unhappy with his role in Houston since the Rockets signed Dwight Howard as a free agent this past summer. He has made a formal trade request, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey has been ramping up his efforts to trade him
Asik is averaging 4.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game. He hasn’t played in the last three games.