Houston Rockets center Omer Asik asks to be traded


This is a situation that has been brewing since Dwight Howard announced he was signing with the Rockets. Center Omer Asik is seeking a trade. Asik lost his starting job and saw his minutes have dropped dramatically as well, the 7-footer is averaging 5 points and 7.2 rebounds in 21 minutes per game this season, while earning $8.3 million.

The Rockets have no trade involving Asik in the works, with one individual saying a deal is more likely in months than in days.

Asik declined comment, referring questions to his agent, Andy Miller. Miller also would not comment on any trade request.

“I would say the situation is very frustrating right now and we’re trying to work through it,” Miller said. “For Omer, the objective has always been to continue to develop and grow as a player. That’s why we came to Houston in the first place. If that objective can’t be met, if we can’t get the right platform to grow and contribute as a player, it’s certainly frustrating.”