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Free-agent center Dwight Howard announced Friday evening that he has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets. “I’ve decided to become a member of the Houston Rockets. I feel its the best place for me and I am excited about joining the Rockets and I’m looking forward to a great
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Although Omer Asik has formally requested a trade, the Houston Rockets have no plans to grant his wish, according to sources.
Shortly after Dwight Howard committed to signing with the Rockets, Asik requested a trade from Houston.
The Rockets have turned down offers and plan to continue doing so.
"With Omer, he had a great year for us last year and really became one of the top...
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Omer Asik, who reportedly wants no part in playing with Dwight Howard, has formally asked the Rockets to be traded, however, the team refuses to do so.
Houston Rockets center Omer Asik has formally asked the team to trade him in the wake of the team landing Dwight Howard in free agency. But the Rockets have no plans to grant Asik’s wish...
The Houston Rockets do not currently have plans to trade either Omer Asik or Jeremy Lin now that they have reached an agreement to sign Dwight Howard.
The Rockets have been reportedly discussing a trade involving either or both Asik and Lin.
The New Orleans Pelicans had been connected to Asik, but a source tells Marc Stein that there is no interest.
According to a report via Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Houston Rockets center Omer Asik, has requested that the team trade him after the acquisition of Dwight Howard.
Asik, who had a very productive season for the Rockets, playing in all 82 games while averaging 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, apparently was the only individual in Houston not excited about Howard’s arrival...
Not everybody is excited to see Dwight Howard come to Houston.
The Rockets' current center Omer Asik apparently doesn't want to play with the newly acquired big man. According to reports, Asik has no interest in being Howard's backup or even play next to him, according to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Asik may ask for a sign-and-trade with the Lakers, but...
Following reports that Omer Asik has no interest in being Dwight Howard’s backup in Houston, or even playing alongside him, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the New Orleans Pelicans are pursuing the third-year center, looking to make an offer centered around forward, Ryan Anderson, who played with Howard in Orlando.
The New Orleans Pelicans are pursuing center Rockets...
Dwight Howard reportedly has chosen to sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent, but you have to figure the team has more in the works. As good as James Harden is, and as nice of a young player as Chandler Parsons is, the Rockets still need another top-level player to compete with Oklahoma [...]
Now that Dwight Howard has reportedly chosen the Houston Rockets as his next destination, last year’s starting center for the Rockets, Omer Asik, reportedly wants out of Houston.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN:
Asik has no interest of being Howard’s backup or playing next to him, a source close to Asik told ESPN.com. It is not yet clear if Asik will demand a trade.
Apparently, incumbent starting center Omer Asik thinks of Dwight Howard exactly like the rest of us do – he’s a royal pain in the ass and would rather play with the Bobcats. Though he hasn’t officially asked for a trade, sources say Omer definitely doesn’t want to back up Dwight, nor does he want to share the floor with him. More on this as we get it, but I think we can safely...
After Dwight Howard verbally agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets Friday night, both him and James Harden took to Instagram to post their first picture as teammates, “Houston we have liftoff!”
So. Can we say that possibly the most over-hyped sports story of the July 4th weekend will revolve around soon-to-be Houston Rockets center Dwight "Cry-baby" Howard?
Multiple reports say the mercurial 27-year old has decided to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and take his talents to Houston. We might mention that the Rockets have gone to great lengths this offseason to...
The domino has finally fallen. Dwight Howard, in his typical back and forth waffling style, has chosen to leave the Los Angeles Lakers via free agency for the Houston Rockets.
In doing so Howard leaves money on the table (in the neighborhood of $30 million), but presumably has a better supporting team around him in Houston. He joins James Harden, Jeremy Lin and company on a 45 win...
With Dwight Howard firmly in the fold, the Houston Rockets have apparently set their sights on Josh Smith. The deal being discussed is a sign and trade with Atlanta, with the compensation centering around unhappy and heroic center Omer Asik. Josh Smith is a badass. I really don’t want to have to root against this guy.
Asik Hates Dwight
Dwight Chooses Houston
I knew the Lakers were doomed when they went all Keith Sweat begging Howard to stay.
Dwight Howard posted a photo of himself with Houston star James Harden to announce his decision to sign with the Rockets as a free agent. Kobe was not impressed