Over the past few weeks, we have heard plenty of trade talk surrounding Houston Rockets center Omer Asik. In the past few days we have seen the talks reportedly heat up with the Boston Celtics, but it appears that the Rockets aren’t satisfied with the compensation they would receive for the Turkish big man and they may end up holding on to him — for now, anyways.
From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
Houston has ended talks on an Omer Asik trade and plan to keep him for now, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 19, 2013
Thursday was said to be the day that the Rockets could move Asik, but after plenty of talk with the Celtics and other teams around the league nothing appeared to work out.
Trade talks can take their toll on a player, so Asik has to be relieved that they will be coming to an end for the time being.
Of course, with the active trade talks that the Rockets were engaged in, they could resurface at anytime, so don’t go buying your Omer Asik Rockets jersey just yet.