Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 11:15 am  |  9 responses

New York Knicks Reportedly Interested in Omer Asik

The Houston Rockets’ self-imposed deadline to deal disgruntled center Omer Asik is fast-approaching, and with several teams in the race to add the big fella, let’s not discount the always trade-happy Knickerbockers of New York. Per the NY Post: “The Knicks made a foray into the Omer Asik sweepstakes and had discussions with the Rockets and a third team about a three-way swap, an NBA source said. But the source said the Knicks are likely to fall short of obtaining the Houston 7-footer who has asked to be traded. Asik, who makes $5.5 million this season, is an obvious fit as the Knicks are thin and injury-wracked up front with Kenyon Martin and Amar’e Stoudemire both risks, but have a glut of shooting guards. The Knicks are willing to deal Iman Shumpert — whose stock has fallen a bit in recent weeks — and Metta World Peace. J.R. Smith is the lone prominent Knick who can’t be traded until Jan. 15 under a quirk in the collective bargaining agreement.”

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  • Tarzan Cooper

    it would be funny if they got him, then tyson got salty about it and demanded a trade.

  • spit hot fiyah

    so he can come of the bench behind chandler? nothing can go wrong with that right?

  • Interdico Scriptor

    That’s turrible. i mean how, why?

  • queazy

    How ironic. Asik has the exact same “poison pill” contract they wouldn’t match for Jeremy Lin.

  • Anthony

    That trade will offically make NY the elephant grave yard of NBA BIGs…expect D Howard to come via trade in 4-5 years….smh

  • KTAB

    I smell B.S.!!!

  • RunNGun

    Knicks want errubody. Make it happen, Walsh!

  • Evan Boland

    Wayyy too overpriced.

  • Ugh