Report: Celtics Frontrunners for Omer Asik
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, “The Boston Celtics are gaining traction in talks to acquire Houston Center Omer Asik. Serious talks on Boston-Houston package for Asik have included Brandon Bass, Courtney Lee, and a 1st round pick.”
Earlier this week, there were some reports that teams such as the Philadelphia Sixers and the Portland Trailblazers were pursuing Asik, but with the Rockets announcement that they wanted to trade Asik by Thursday, the Celtics appear the most likely destination for Asik.
This is a great trade for Boston, who lacked a true seven footer on their roster like Asik. Asik was the second leading rebounder last year and was a walking double-double on a nightly basis prior to the arrival of Dwight Howard. And with Rajon Rondo returning in a month or so, the Celtics have a great nucleus to build around.