NBA Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks and Omer Asik?

Dec 2, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) reacts to a call during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets’ center Omer Asik became very upset with his role after the team signed Dwight Howard as a free agent in the summer. Although he started some games alongside Howard, the Rockets eventually all but shut Asik down for a while. He has appeared in just 20 games this season.

Although he has played in the Rockets’ last three games, his first playing time since December 2, trading Asik still seems like the best course of action for the Rockets.

Asik is a good rebounder and excellent defender so he remains a valuable commodity.

Sam Amick of the USA Today mentioned the Milwaukee Bucks as a potential landing spot for Asik if he is indeed dealt. 

The Milwaukee Bucks may be a longshot option for Asik, as they have the sort of starter-caliber power forward that the Rockets covet in the disgruntled Ersan Ilyasova. But as has been the case for months now, the final year of Asik’s deal in which he’ll be paid approximately $15 million for the 2014-15 season is a major obstacle to any deal.

Ilyasova could fill the role that Rashard Lewis and Ryan Anderson played next to Howard in Orlando.

The Chicago Bulls could part with one of their shooters, Mike Dunleavy, Jr., but “ according to a person with knowledge of the Bulls’ situation,  he is not likely to be dealt.” The Bulls also likely wouldn’t want to take on Asik’s contract.

Asik is averaging 3.9 points and 6.5 rebounds in 17.1 minutes per game.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, Ersan Ilyasova, Houston Rockets, Mike Dunleavy, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA Trade Rumors, Omer Asik

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  • mbradleyc

    No.

  • Sasha Lopez

    I don’t see how this would work. Asik wants to start or at the very least have significant playing time. I seriously doubt he wants to remain a bench player and thats what he’d be if he gets traded to the Bucks. Sanders is going to start at Center and unless they move Asik to Power Forward then I don’t see how this will work out.

    • Leroy Boyd

      Sasha
      if the bucks acquire Asik, sanders will be the one moved to power forward but I cant see that because the Bucks will have 2 players on the floor who have no idea about offense but defensive wise the Bucks would be very serious.

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