PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 20
Fansided "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..." February 19
Philly.com "nce again, there's talk that the 76ers could be the next destination for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik. CBSSports.com reported Tuesday that the Sixers could be a landing spot for the disgruntled player. Reports in December said that Asik might be traded for Sixers power forward Thaddeus..." February 19
CBSSports.com "The Rockets have renewed efforts to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik, with the Philadelphia 76ers emerging once again as a potential landing spot, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. The two teams engaged in serious discussions on an Asik deal in December, when the Rockets were..." February 18
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Omer Asik has been back for two games, and his teammates say he is getting better each day. Asik played just over 10 minutes in the Rockets’ wins over the Bucks and the Timberwolves. Against Milwaukee, he had five rebounds and against Minnesota, he had three points and six..." February 12
McHale says that so long as Omer Asik experiences no setbacks, he expects Omer will play tomorrow vs Bucks.
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Omer Asik, who has been out the majority of the season with thigh and knee injuries, went through the team’s shootaround on Wednesday before they hosted Phoenix. Asik still hasn’t done any contact practice, but did go through some of the team’s five-on-zero drills and..." February 05
CBSSports.com "Houston Rockets center Omer Asik was back at practice with the team Wednesday and while he didn't go through full contact, coach Kevin McHale told reporters he could return to the rotation in the next 7-10 days. Asik of course has been at the center of controversy for months. On top of knee and..." February 05
As mentioned yesterday, Asik started on-court "active rehab" last week. That usually is step that comes week or so before limited practice.
Francisco Garcia also back at practice after missing more than a week with knee tendinitis. Still no Smith or Asik, however.
CBSSports.com "Rockets GM Daryl Morey told season ticket holders Friday that they expect Omer Asik to remain a Rocket for the duration of his contract, not just this season. The veteran center signed with Houston in 2012 expecting to be the starting center, a situation that altered when the Rockets signed Dwight..." January 26
Omer Asik is shooting after practice. Asik has been out since Dec. 2 with thigh bruise and then knee issues.
Fansided "The Houston Rockets are reportedly set to keep Omer Asik through the remainder of the season (Jeremy Lin, too). There’s really no indication if that is on their own accord or if teams aren’t overly interested in the big man, but regardless it’s looking more and more likely Asik will stay in..." January 14
Sporting News "A month ago, it seemed to be an inevitability. Rockets center Omer Asik was unhappy with his role behind newly signed star Dwight Howard, and had requested a trade. Now, league sources have told Sporting News that it will be increasingly difficult for Houston to move Asik, who has been out..." January 14
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Greg Smith practiced on Thursday and coach Kevin McHale said he should be available for Friday night’s game against the Knicks. Center Omer Asik will not suit up, though. Asik did work out on Thursday morning, McHale said. Asik then went to see a doctor who has been monitoring..." January 03
Pro Basketball Talk "Last month the Houston Rockets created a pseudo self-imposed deadline in an effort to jump-start trade talks for big man Omer Asik. Before you scoff at the idea, remember that trades and pretty much everything else business related in the NBA doesn’t get done until there is some kind of deadline..." January 03
While on subject, Pat Beverley and Omer Asik did not make the one-game trip.
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were not only still without center Omer Asik – and will not have him for the immediate future at least – they were also still unsure why he has been unable to make improvement from his injury. Asik has repeatedly been able to make strides and greatly increase workouts, but each time..." December 26
Sources confirm Rox & Nets discussed swap of Lin/Asik for DWill, as reported by @NotoriousOHM. Source: "Nothing came of it. ... seems dead."
Houston Chronicle "After reserve point guard Jeremy Lin went through a pregame shooting drill, the Rockets did not rule him out for Saturday’s game at Detroit. Lin is considered more likely to return from his back spasms next week, but was called day-to-day. No additional issues were found with backup center..." December 21
#Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) practiced for a third straight day and is officially listed as probable
Boston Herald "The Celtics, simply because of the way they have been deconstructed, are going to be mentioned whenever the next wave of trade rumors breaks. As of yesterday, Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee — both part of the alleged package of players and picks Danny Ainge was willing to send to Houston for..." December 20
Along with Boston, Philadelphia remains very involved in the Omer Asik talks with Houston, league sources tell Yahoo.
Pro Basketball Talk "Omer Asik may not like it, but he’s staying a Rocket for now. Probably. After weeks of talks — not to mention media and fan speculation — Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey has looked at the trade market for Asik and decided it’s not good enough. The Rockets have pulled out of all Asik trade talks and..." December 19
Omer Asik had to leave today to go see a doctor for his knee. Had to walk out regular entrance cause Jay Z is here tonight.
Sporting News "There appears to be a strong trade market for Houston Rockets big man Omer Asik. At least four teams — the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers — are interested in acquring him, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, and a fifth, unidentified, team..." December 18
Omer Asik (thigh), Jeremy Lin (back), Chandler Parsons (back), Terrence Jones (flu) along with James Harden did not practice.
ESPN.com "The advice offered to us on Sunday was stern: Keep an eye on Boston. The Celtics possess two players in different salary ranges that would presumably fit in useful ways next to Dwight Howard: Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. The Celts also have a spare first-round draft pick or two to plug into any..." December 16
Houston Chronicle "With just five shopping days remaining, the contract of his unhappy, defensive-minded Turkish center is burning a hole in Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's pocket. The winter closeout sale, his own version of the trade deadline, begins Sunday. And general managers who might be interested in..." December 15
The Dream Shake "The Rockets reportedly have a deal in place to move Omer Asik by next Thursday, Sam Amick reports. The trade winds have been swirling for a while, but today they seem to have more finality as the Rockets may have a deal in place to trade Omer Asik, Sam Amick reports. The Rockets have been..." December 14
ICYMI: Rockets will trade Asik next Wednesday or Thursday. And do not discount Cleveland/Varejao. Would be perfect fit next to Howard.
Grantland "A week from now, Omer Asik will very likely be on another NBA team. The Rockets have set a December 19 deadline by which they'd like to trade him, and according to sources all over the league and all around the Asik talks, Houston plans to adhere to that deadline. As ESPN.com lefty enthusiast Marc..." December 13
CBSSports.com "Disgruntled Rockets center Omer Asik is changing agents, switching from Andy Miller to Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. Asik's decision to change agents was first reported on Twitter by the Turkish basketball site Superbasket.org. He must submit..." December 10
No surprise, but Kelvin Sampson confirms Omer Asik (thigh contusion) will be out vs. Portland.
SB Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers provide optimal conditions as a trade partner with the Rockets and a landing spot for Omer Asik. The Philadelphia 76ers are a "viable destination" for Omer Asik and an accessible trade partner for the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. There are, Stein..." December 08
Hearing this strong: Rockets determined to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19 at latest and have ramped up discussions with potential trade partners
Omer Asik out a week with a bruised right thigh. Will be re-evaluated then.
Pro Basketball Talk "We told you that the Rockets were more than willing to deal troubled big man Omer Asik, but that the asking price was extremely high — so high, in fact, that one rival GM called Houston “delusional” in terms of what the team was expecting to net in return on the open market. Now we have word of..." December 01
Pro Basketball Talk "Yes, the Houston Rockets are looking to trade Omer Asik and they almost certainly will before the trade deadline. However it’s likely not happening soon because the difference between what the Rockets see as his value and other teams are willing to give up for him are not in the same zip code...." November 30
ESPN.com "What do the Houston Rockets want in an Omer Asik trade? They are not, I'm told, boxing themselves into a specific position to target an exchange. Word is they're just looking for a difference maker. At any position. The Rockets, according to the latest whispers, are still in the early..." November 22
Houston Chronicle "With Omer Asik back and every rotation player healthy, the Rockets have a chance to establish a consistent rotation, particularly with the two-centers experiment over. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he would like to settle on something, rather than change his rotation, based on matchups. He..." November 21
Houston Chronicle "After several days in which center Omer Asik was “not available,” the Rockets believe he will be part of Monday’s practice and in uniform for Tuesday’s game against the Boston Celtics at Toyota Center. Asik has not played the past two games and was not on the bench in Saturday’s game after his..." November 18
Houston Chronicle "Before Saturday night’s game against Denver at Toyota Center, Rockets center Omer Asik was nowhere to be found. He was in the building but unavailable to play. He didn’t attend the shootaround that morning. When coach Kevin McHale was asked about Asik’s status, he said, “O will not play..." November 17
Pro Basketball Talk "The situation with Omer Asik in Houston has deteriorated to the point where the big man that head coach Kevin McHale tried to pair alongside Dwight Howard in the starting lineup hasn’t been emotionally ready to suit up for the team’s last two games. After essentially requesting to be traded..." November 17
Kevin McHale said Omer Asik is not available tonight.
Real GM Basketball "Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons understand Omer Asik’s frustrations with his role with the Houston Rockets this season. Asik has started eight of the 10 games this season. He didn’t play on Thursday in New York amid reports that he was requesting to be traded. “Totally, I understand where..." November 16
Yahoo! Sports "In an effort to unload disgruntled center Omer Asik, the Houston Rockets have engaged in trade talks with multiple teams and are demanding an impact player in return, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rival executives say that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been active in discussing..." November 16
Houston Chronicle "With his starting job gone and his playing time slashed, Rockets center Omer Asik has asked to be traded, two individuals with knowledge of the request said Thursday. Asik, who started every game after signing with the Rockets last season, came off the bench Wednesday in Philadelphia, but..." November 15
Houston Chronicle "It has been an experiment worth running - two productive centers on one team sharing the court at the same time. Unfortunately for the Rockets, the experiment of starting Omer Asik and Dwight Howard hasn't produced the results coach Kevin McHale was anticipating. "That big lineup - I am..." November 13
Houston Chronicle "With Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook out to start the season, Rockets center Omer Asik has the NBA’s longest active streak of consecutive regular-season games played, running his streak to start his career to 233 with the three games this season. Asik missed playoff games with the Chicago..." November 03