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Celtics, Rockets involved in serious talks for Omer Asik

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04:47 PM ET 12.18 | Houston Rockets center Omer Asik has been in the middle of plenty of trade rumors over the past few weeks, but now it appears that things are heating up. According to the latest reports, the Rockets and Boston Celtics are involved in serious talks that could have the Turkish big man shipping up to Boston in exchange for a package of players and a first-round pick. Of course, these aren't the first or the last Asik trade rumors that you will hear, so stay tuned to see if anything will come to fruition this time around.

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December 19, 2013  02:53 AM ET

I don't think this works out for Houston. The first round pick is alright, but what of the players offered in return? I like Jones, but would still like another veteran PF or backup center. Neither of which Boston has (relative to Asik's talent/value).

Re-hash the Millsap deal please!

December 19, 2013  06:56 AM ET

my sources tell me lee, bass, and a 1st round pick and both teams are debating which first round pick Boston should give up. If you ask me I say that's too much for Asik. All he is a defensive presence and rebounder

December 19, 2013  07:45 AM ET

This trade is a good short-term win for Boston and a better long-term deal for Houston. It's a win-win for everyone. Houston gets a pretty good Forward that is a good scorer and rebounder. The bonus is Lee, who is also a service-able scorer. And all of this for a defensive threat that can rebound.

My thoughts are that Asik's price is too high because if you look at his numbers (5.4 PPG with 7 rebounds), he's not worth all of what the Celtics are giving up- including that draft pick. But I guess they are looking to package him again at the end of the season.

Oh, and I saw someone saying that they want Millsap, but the Hawks aren't stupid. There's no way that they would trade 12 PPG and 7 RPG for 5.4 PPG and 7 RPG. Especially when you already have a center in Al Horford that's averaging almost 14 PPG and 8 RPG! In short, the Hawks isn't going to give up their PF who's giving better production for a center in order to move their center, who's also giving better production than the guy they are trading for. And to pay the freight for the pleasure of losing points, too? You gotta be kidding me!!!

December 19, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think this works out for Houston. The first round pick is alright, but what of the players offered in return? I like Jones, but would still like another veteran PF or backup center. Neither of which Boston has (relative to Asik's talent/value).Re-hash the Millsap deal please!

It's perfect Houston. They get a PF who can shoot midrange jumpers.

December 19, 2013  09:07 AM ET

If Celts get Asik's contract, you get bet Rondo will be out of town.

 
December 19, 2013  06:59 PM ET

*yawns*

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