Rockets GM Daryl Morey Says Omer Asik Is Unlikely To Be Traded

by January 26, 2014


Rockets GM Daryl Morey told season-ticket holders on Friday that he expects disgruntled center Omer Asik, who’s played in only 17 games this season, to stay with the Rockets until his contract expires after the 2014-15 season. Per Clutchfans:

In a Q&A session with Houston season-ticket holders before Friday night’s 88-87 home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, general manager Daryl Morey told the audience that Asik will likely remain a Rocket throughout his entire contract.

“We pushed to trade Omer in December,” said Morey. “We felt we had to make a fair and aggressive effort to do that. Obviously, he’d prefer to be a starter.

“At this point, Omer is very likely going to be here until the end of his contract at the end of next season, not this season. The window to trade him was [in December], and teams weren’t aggressive enough to get him, so we’re excited about him being a part of our future.”