The Houston Rockets have been looking to move center Omer Asik for a little while now and seem to have found a trade partner in the Boston Celtics. While Boston isn’t interested in trading away Jeff Green to land the center, they are apparently willing to move Brandon Bass in the trade. One thing that won’t apparently be happening is a third team in the trade.
All week long it has been rumored that a third team would be involved in any trade the Rockets made to deal Asik, but Yahoo! insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that league sources informed him the proposed trade at the moment does not include a third party.
Proposed Houston-Boston deal includes no third team, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 18, 2013
Cleveland and Atlanta fell back in the trade talks earlier this afternoon after being listed by Woj in the early hours of Wednesday morning as being among the finalists to land Asik. Philadelphia no longer seems to be in play either, especially now that we know talks are just between Boston and Houston.
A deal looks like it will get done before Houston’s self-imposed Friday deadline, but we could see one happen in the overnight hours or as soon as late Wednesday evening.