Found July 26, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON With all due respect to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and vice president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie, the time had come for an actual professional basketball player to offer analysis on the reputed defensive and rebounding skills of center Omer Asik. With Morey across the pond attending the London Olympics, the task fell to Hinkie on Thursday to gush over Asik, whose talents as a help defender and rim protector weren't obvious to the average fan because Asik averaged only 14.7 minutes per game last season with the Bulls. However, NBA players are acutely aware of the capabilities of their fraternity members. And while there frequently are surprise stories and unexpected developments Jeremy Lin comes to mind the ability to project what one player can do comes from observing performances via on-court proximity. That vantage point can provide unique perspective. "He is a tremendous defensive player," Rockets forward Patrick Patterson said. "...

NBA 2012-2013 Schedule: Former Bulls’ F Omer Asik Returns to United Center on Christmas Day

All right, the schedule’s out. We know when and where the Bulls will be playing this year. Let’s face it, though: After the events of this offseason so far, we pretty much know how the season will turn out. The Bulls, behind the genius of Tom Thibodeau, will compete and defend the crap out of [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Former Celtic E'Twaun Moore Waived by Houston

The Rockets have announced the signing of Omer Asik on As almost an afterthought, at the very bottom of the article is this little tidbit. In a non-related move, the Rockets also announced that the team has waived guard E’Twaun Moore. I feel bad for E'Twaun. Everything seemed to be going his way. He was playing very well in Summer League and had expressed his...

Yao Ming thinks lack of media coverage in Houston can be good for Jeremy Lin

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Morey's scouting to be tested with Asik

HOUSTON Though not quite a laundry list of names, the Rockets have developed enough unrenowned point guards into solid starters that the scouting and analysis skills of their front office personnel are confirmed. And now for his next trick, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will attempt to add 7-foot center Omer Asik to the ledger including Aaron Brooks, Kyle Lowry and Goran...

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Rockets waive E'Twaun Moore

CSNNELess than a week after being traded from the Celtics to the Rockets in the Courtney Lee deal, E’Twaun Moore was waived by his new team according to Moore was one of the standouts on the Celtics' Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League teams prior to being moved last Thursday. He averaged 12.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in five games in Orlando and...

Pistons open 2012-13 regular season on Halloween against Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets at The Palace

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Morey Believes Asik Can Be Elite Level Defender, Superior Rebounder

Omer Asik would have finished third in total rebound percentage and ninth in block percentage had he logged starter's minutes with the Bulls.

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After the National Basketball Player’s Association decided to grant players who had been claimed off of waivers with their “Bird” and “Early Bird” rights, Knicks fans were ecstatic. This ruling meant that teams would be able to re-sign players they had picked up off of waivers without their salaries affecting the team’s salary cap. This decision was especially huge for...
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