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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

Report: Houston Rockets want to deal Omer Asik soon

It feels like we’ve been talking about this story for the entire season. Wait, we have? Ok.

But now it looks like it could be coming to an end fairly soon (thank God). According to ESPN, the Rockets are telling teams that they want to deal the disgruntled Omer Asik by December 19.

[ESPN]

The Houston Rockets are telling other teams they intend to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik by Dec. 19, according to sources familiar with the team’s plans.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets began calling potential trade partners Friday to let them know they intend to deal Asik between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19.

The significance of such a specific window is two-fold. Dec. 15 is the first day players who signed new contracts in the offseason can be plugged into trades, and Dec. 19 is the last day any player acquired by Houston in an Asik deal can be repackaged with other players before the league’s Feb. 20 trade deadline.

The calls made by the Rockets on Friday are reminiscent of their approach with Thomas Robinson during the draft in June.

Then again, we could only hope.

I really want Asik to get traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. I would love to see what he could add to that team. Think Portland can pull it off?

 

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