SB Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers provide optimal conditions as a trade partner with the Rockets and a landing spot for Omer Asik. The Philadelphia 76ers are a "viable destination" for Omer Asik and an accessible trade partner for the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. There are, Stein..." December 08
Hearing this strong: Rockets determined to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19 at latest and have ramped up discussions with potential trade partners
Omer Asik out a week with a bruised right thigh. Will be re-evaluated then.
Pro Basketball Talk "We told you that the Rockets were more than willing to deal troubled big man Omer Asik, but that the asking price was extremely high — so high, in fact, that one rival GM called Houston “delusional” in terms of what the team was expecting to net in return on the open market. Now we have word of..." December 01
Pro Basketball Talk "Yes, the Houston Rockets are looking to trade Omer Asik and they almost certainly will before the trade deadline. However it’s likely not happening soon because the difference between what the Rockets see as his value and other teams are willing to give up for him are not in the same zip code...." November 30
ESPN.com "What do the Houston Rockets want in an Omer Asik trade? They are not, I'm told, boxing themselves into a specific position to target an exchange. Word is they're just looking for a difference maker. At any position. The Rockets, according to the latest whispers, are still in the early..." November 22
Houston Chronicle "With Omer Asik back and every rotation player healthy, the Rockets have a chance to establish a consistent rotation, particularly with the two-centers experiment over. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he would like to settle on something, rather than change his rotation, based on matchups. He..." November 21
Houston Chronicle "After several days in which center Omer Asik was “not available,” the Rockets believe he will be part of Monday’s practice and in uniform for Tuesday’s game against the Boston Celtics at Toyota Center. Asik has not played the past two games and was not on the bench in Saturday’s game after his..." November 18
Houston Chronicle "Before Saturday night’s game against Denver at Toyota Center, Rockets center Omer Asik was nowhere to be found. He was in the building but unavailable to play. He didn’t attend the shootaround that morning. When coach Kevin McHale was asked about Asik’s status, he said, “O will not play..." November 17
Pro Basketball Talk "The situation with Omer Asik in Houston has deteriorated to the point where the big man that head coach Kevin McHale tried to pair alongside Dwight Howard in the starting lineup hasn’t been emotionally ready to suit up for the team’s last two games. After essentially requesting to be traded..." November 17
Kevin McHale said Omer Asik is not available tonight.
Real GM Basketball "Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons understand Omer Asik’s frustrations with his role with the Houston Rockets this season. Asik has started eight of the 10 games this season. He didn’t play on Thursday in New York amid reports that he was requesting to be traded. “Totally, I understand where..." November 16
Yahoo! Sports "In an effort to unload disgruntled center Omer Asik, the Houston Rockets have engaged in trade talks with multiple teams and are demanding an impact player in return, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rival executives say that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been active in discussing..." November 16
Houston Chronicle "With his starting job gone and his playing time slashed, Rockets center Omer Asik has asked to be traded, two individuals with knowledge of the request said Thursday. Asik, who started every game after signing with the Rockets last season, came off the bench Wednesday in Philadelphia, but..." November 15
Houston Chronicle "It has been an experiment worth running - two productive centers on one team sharing the court at the same time. Unfortunately for the Rockets, the experiment of starting Omer Asik and Dwight Howard hasn't produced the results coach Kevin McHale was anticipating. "That big lineup - I am..." November 13
Houston Chronicle "With Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook out to start the season, Rockets center Omer Asik has the NBA’s longest active streak of consecutive regular-season games played, running his streak to start his career to 233 with the three games this season. Asik missed playoff games with the Chicago..." November 03
2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 34 - 32
Houston Chronicle "As a power forward Dwight Howard was a good center. He was not bad at power forward either but little he or the Rockets did with their Supersized lineup experiment quite measured up to when they went small. There were stretches when the Rockets' pairing of this season's center Howard and..." October 22
CSN Houston "The Rockets practiced big over the weekend and now they will start big against the Mavericks. After Sunday’s practice head coach Kevin McHale said he will start both Dwight Howard and Omer Asik when they host Dallas on Monday at 7 p.m. “It will be a really good test because Dirk is such a..." October 21
Houston Chronicle "For months one of the most intriguing questions about the Rockets has been how Omer Asik and Dwight Howard will fit together. The answer to that is coming as Omer Asik had his first full practice on Thursday after battling a calf injury since the beginning of training camp. “He did..." October 18
Omer Asik a full participant in practice today. Jeremy Lin did not take part; still feeling under the weather.
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Omer Asik had hoped to play by the second game of the Asia trip but did not practice on Saturday and will not play Sunday against the Pacers. As much as the time lost to his strained calf has stalled his training camp it also has postponed the Rockets’ efforts to experiment with a..." October 12
Houston Chronicle "After two days and three practices the Rockets are beginning to run out of centers. Dwight Howard remains the center of attention but his predecessor as the Rockets’ starter Omer Asik left the floor late in Sunday’s practice with a strained calf muscle. He is listed as day-to-day. Greg Smith..." September 30
Houston Chronicle "Omer Asik quickly declared that the Rockets have “the best center in the league.” He was not talking about Omer Asik. The addition of Dwight Howard could most immediately impact Asik the Rockets’ incumbent at the position. But Asik said he would be ready for whatever should come when the..." September 27
Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets introduced Dwight Howard on Saturday, and while the free agent big man promised he’d keep on smiling on his way to trying to help his new team win a title, he’s also got some work to do to keep his teammates similarly engaged. Throughout the process, there had been rumblings in..." July 14
Bloomberg - Statsinsights "With Dwight Howard’s decision to join the Houston Rockets, last year’s starting center Omer Asik looks to be heading to the bench. It’s a role he’s familiar with as he transitioned his last reserve role as Joakim Noah’s backup in Chicago to a 3-year, $25 million dollar contract with the Rockets...." July 10
ESPN.com "Houston Rockets center Omer Asik has formally asked the team to trade him in the wake of the team landing Dwight Howard in free agency. But the Rockets have no plans to grant Asik's wish, sources told ESPN.com. Asik has threatened to leave the Rockets in free agency if he's not traded, sources..." July 08
Rockets coach McHale says incumbent C O. Asik "is a little down in dumps" about Dwight signing" but we'll pick him up."
Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets do not currently have plans to trade either Omer Asik or Jeremy Lin now that they have reached an agreement to sign Dwight Howard. The Rockets have been reportedly discussing a trade involving either or both Asik and Lin. " July 06
Have it on strong authority Pelicans not only haven't talked to Rockets about Asik sign-and-trade but likewise have no interest in him
One trade destination that would appeal to Houston's Omer Asik and Tom Thibodeau: The Chicago Bulls.
New Orleans has shown strong interest in acquiring Rockets center Omer Asik, w/ an offer likely centered on Ryan Anderson, sources tell Y!
I'm told Hawks and Rockets working on sign&trade to bring Josh Smith to Hou, probably for Asik and JLin
Rockets center Omer Asik has no interest in backing up or playing next Dwight Howard, according to sources. Could force trade.
CSN Philly "The Houston Rockets are zeroing in on free agent Dwight Howard. On Sunday, the Rockets released Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks before reportedly agreeing in principle to a trade that would send Thomas Robinson to the Trail Blazers. The moves were meant to clear up the necessary salary space to..." July 01
Houston Chronicle "Kevin Durant apparently doesn’t know Omer Asik. The way Asik is playing, Durant will soon. In the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 107-100 Game 5 victory, Oklahoma City used a strategy of fouling the Rockets’ center intentionally in hopes of making a comeback. It didn’t work, as Asik made..." May 02
Houston Chronicle "Houston’s season is not history yet. Instead, the Rockets’ quest for NBA history is still alive. The Rockets beat host Oklahoma City 107-100 on Wednesday in Game 5 of the Western Conference opening round. The Rockets pulled within 3-2 in the series and come back home for Game 6 on..." May 02
Houston Chronicle "Omer Asik, who missed most of the Rockets practices on Monday and Tuesday with a slightly strained groin, said he would be able to play tonight against the Suns. Asik ranks second in the NBA in rebounding with 11.8 per game and is one of only nine players in the league with double-figure..." March 13
Omer Asik mild groin strain today in practice. James Harden back at practice after day off yesterday.
The Dream Shake "In the summer before the 2012-13 season, the Rockets handed Omer Asik $25 million over three years to be their center of the future. On paper, it seemed like a major risk, as Asik had a small track record in the NBA and a complete lack of offensive skill. In his two seasons in the NBA, Asik had..." February 14