Thursday, December 25, 2014

Report:Sixers possible destination for Rockets' Asik

The 76ers could be a possible landing spot for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik via a trade, CBSSports.com reported Sunday night.

Report:Sixers possible destination for Rockets' Asik

The Houston Rockets are shopping center Omer Asik in potential trades and the Rockets have targeted the Sixers as a partner, according to a report. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
The Houston Rockets are shopping center Omer Asik in potential trades and the Rockets have targeted the Sixers as a partner, according to a report. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

The 76ers could be a possible landing spot for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik via a trade, CBSSports.com reported Sunday night.

The Rockets are making Jeremy Lin and Asik available in potential trades due to their pursuit of free agent center Dwight Howard. The Rockets are expected to sign Howard, meaning Asik would become expendable.

New Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie was an executive at Houston the past eight seasons.  Last summer, the Rockets signed Asik to a three-year, $25.1 million deal when he was restricted free agent with the Chicago Bulls.

Houston waived guard Aaron Brooks and swingman Carlos Delfino and traded forward Thomas Robinson to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday to create cap space for Howard.

 Asik, a 7-footer from Turkey, averaged career highs in points (10.1) , rebounds (11.7), blocks (1.1) and minutes (30) last season.



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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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