It wasn’t anything more than a quick blurb in Spears’ most recent power rankings, but it shouldn’t be overlooked:
The Rockets let their self-imposed deadline to trade center Omer Asik pass, but Boston is still having trade discussions in hopes of landing him, a source said.
The Rockets have been doing everything they can to move Asik, reportedly attempting to send him to the Brooklyn Nets (along with Jeremy Lin) in exchange for Deron Williams – a trade that the Nets understandably declined.
Boston meanwhile has been eying Asik for some time, though isn’t willing to pay such an elevated price for a relatively one dimensional player who struggles on the offensive end.
It’s clear the Celtics would like Asik in green and white but it might not happen until the Rockets lower their demands.