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.
I’m hoping Danny Ainge keeps the (alleged) original offer on the table; Brandon Bass, Courtney Lee and the Clippers 2015 1st round draft pick.
This latest rumor has me thinking it make take a while before Rockets GM Daryl Morey accepts the market for Asik:
According to a league source, the Rockets had preliminary talks with the Nets last week about Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Talks never gained any steam, but the source said the Rockets were doing their due diligence and Williams’ name came up. The Nets balked because one of the main reasons Pierce and Garnett agreed to a trade to Brooklyn was to play with Williams, according to the source. Williams, who signed a five-year, $98 million extension in 2012, was playing well upon returning from an ankle injury, and the Nets were looking better.
While it can’t hurt to ask, this is such a silly request. FWIW – This discussion reportedly took place before Brook Lopez’s season ending foot injury.