Portland Trail Blazers: Portland should acquire Omer Asik
By Josh Morgan: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Blazers Acquire: Omer Asik
Blazers Trade: Wesley Matthews, Meyers Leonard
When the Rockets signed free agent center Dwight Howard this offseason, there were questions whether two players as similar as Howard and Asik are, could coexist. On offense both prefer to play in the low post, although Howard is the more skilled player. Where both shine is on the defensive end. They are excellent rebounders and shot blockers, but neither are quick enough to defend opposing fours when they are in the game together. While Howard may be an upgrade on the offensive end, this move really puts Houston in a tough spot with Asik. It may be a tough pill to swallow, but the best option seems to be to move him along to a new team. Enter the Trail Blazers, a team in need of a rim protector and overall upgrade at the center position. The acquisition of Robin Lopez this offseason is a very good start, but Asik...