After signing him to a poison pill contract they now no longer want to deal with, the Houston Rockets are once again hearing their name come up in connection to trade rumors about Turkish center Omer Asik. It’s not the first time that his name has come up in trade rumors and it won’t be the last, as a new tea is now rumored to be after trading for the big man.
According to Sam Smith of Bulls.com, the Atlanta Hawks are in pursuit of acquiring Omer Asik via trade from the Houston Rockets this offseason. Now, the Rockets have maintained that they don’t expect to trade Asik nor are they keen on moving Jeremy Lin just to make space for a superstar free agent they may end up being unable to land.
Still, the Hawks have their sights set on Asik and if they can pull off a trade that brings him on, they may finally have a frontcourt that can make them true contenders. Asik isn’t perfect, but he’s an improvement and can no doubt help the Hawks in ways they needed it during their ill-fated series against the Pacers.