Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/15/13

A year after joining the Houston Rockets via restricted free agency, Omer Asik has reportedly asked the organization to trade him. The 27 year old Turk is seeking the change of scenery due to a drastic cut in playing time which has seen his minutes reduced from 30 per game in 2012-13 to 20.7 per game this season. That decrease is largely attributed to the offseason addition of Dwight Howard who has taken over the starting center position after signing a massive four-year, $88 million contract. Prior to Howard’s arrival Asik had been a mainstay in the Rockets lineup, starting all 82 games last season while averaging 10.1 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. The addition of Howard didn’t immediately spell the end for Asik though as the team had hoped that playing the two side by side would be a possibility. That quickly came to an end as the duo were ineffective when on the court with one another. This isn’t the first 

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