May 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets, Bucks, Sixers trade talk for Omer Asik dying down


The Houston Rockets are getting nostalgic about an event that occurred a couple months ago it seems, as the team i back in trade talks about Omer Asik. But rather than learning from the past and how trade talks for the Turkish big man fell through with the Boston Celtics, the Rockets are in the same rut and appear to not be moving very quickly to trade Asik.

After reports surfaced yesterday that the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers were in talks for Asik, Sam Amick from USA Today reports that talks have died down again and there’s a possibility that Asik stays in Houston — again.

This is a true broken record type of situation as the Rockets seem to want to move Asik but want more than he’s worth in return. He’s going to be due roughly $17 million over the next 100 games of his contract, which is not really what you’d call an appealing trade chip for the Rockets.

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  • Charles Corret

    The Rockets are in a rut?!? Yep….sitting 3rd in the West seems like they are in a rut…I understand you probably got your journalism degree from Rocky Creek Community College, but we are talking sports here. Why would the Rockets trade a solid center (the one thing most teams in the league need), for anything than what they want? Houston doesn’t have to trade him. They have Howard. I understand some folks think they are asking too much. But why not ask for too much? The Rockets are in the driver seat. Not another team. Not the media, that makes it seem like the Rockets are dumb for asking this much.