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Report: Rockets end Omer Asik trade talks with Celtics

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On December 19, 2013 @ 1:19 pm In General | 37 Comments

The Rockets plan to keep Omer Asik after all, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowksi.

 

The Celtics [2] appeared to be the leading contenders for Asik’s services, and Houston reportedly would have received Brandon Bass [3], Courtney Lee [4] and a first-round pick in return, but the two teams haggled over which of the C’s nine first-round picks over the next five years would be included. Surely, Celtics president Danny Ainge balked at the inclusion of either of his 2014 first-rounders or any future pick that may end up in the lottery.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey set a self-imposed deadline of Thursday to deal Asik, although the league alerted Morey that he had until Friday to make a trade and still deal the newly acquired players by the deadline.

And as we’ve learned in recent years, so-called dead trade talks have been resurrected, and the two teams could still strike a deal before the NBA’s trade deadline of Feb. 20.


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