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This is a situation that has been brewing since Dwight Howard announced he was signing with the Rockets. Center Omer Asik is seeking a trade. Asik lost his starting job and saw his minutes have dropped dramatically as well, the 7-footer is averaging 5 points and 7.2 rebounds in 21 minutes per game this season, while earning $8.3 million.
The Rockets have no trade involving Asik in the works, with one individual saying a deal is more likely in months than in days.
Asik declined comment, referring questions to his agent, Andy Miller. Miller also would not comment on any trade request.
“I would say the situation is very frustrating right now and we’re trying to work through it,” Miller said. “For Omer, the objective has always been to continue to develop and grow as a player. That’s why we came to Houston in the first place. If that objective can’t be met, if we can’t get the right platform to grow and contribute as a player, it’s certainly frustrating.”
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Omer Asik’s reported trade request has been been denied by the Houston Rockets. Thursday night, Asik did not see NBA action for the first time in 239 consecutive regular-season games – it was the longest active streak in the league. He reportedly didn’t feel well enough to play in the Rockets 109-106 win over the Knicks.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com:
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 struggled. He played only four minutes and not at all in the second half. Asik has made his...
It looks like nothing is going Omer Asik’s way as of late. Over the offseason, Asik lost his starting role on the Houston Rockets when the team managed to sign star center Dwight Howard. Asik had recently acquired a more-than-generous contract from the Rockets the offseason prior and had a break-out season with the team ...The post Omer Asik Requests Trade, Rockets Deny Once...
After playing just a little over 4 minutes in an overtime loss against Philadelphia this past Wednesday, Omer Asik, who let Houston know in the offseason that he would not be pleased coming off the bench, is not pleased. According to reports, Asik has requested a trade form the Houston Rockets:With his starting job gone and his playing time slashed, Rockets center Omer Asik has asked...
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.
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The one mother of Dwight Howard’s kids who never seems to be involved in any drama Hope Alexa has just come out with a new bikini photoshoot.
Hope has been working with Gamma Labs over the past year and seems to be working toward being independent and doing her own thing than living off Dwight Howard.
You can check out more about what she is doing at Gamma Labs here.
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Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets: Lose 122-111
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For all you Houston Rockets fans out there, the below video highlight clip is exactly what the doctor ordered if you had a case of Linsanity with D-12 deficiency.
In the second quarter of tonight’s Rockets/76ers game, Jeremy found Dwight for the below nasty alley-oop dunk:
So, I guess we can call that Dwilinsanity…
Lin image courtesy of Getty Images
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but the NBA is already promoting its Christmas day matchups — and the alternate uniforms that go along with them.
A recent sneak peek of the polarizing sleeved Christmas Day jerseys left fans puzzled about the design and inspiration. The design seems to mesh the large logo of a hockey sweater with the with the tight fit of spandex — not a great...