Unhappy Omer Asik Switching Agents

by December 11, 2013

Disgruntled Houston Rockets center Omer Asik is switching from Andy Miller, and aligning himself with the powerful Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, as he seeks a way out of H-Town. Per CBS Sports: “Asik’s decision to change agents was first reported on Twitter by the Turkish basketball site Superbasket.org. He must submit paperwork to the National Basketball Players Association to formalize the change, and then Tellem must wait 10 days before commencing representation. Asik has been unhappy with his role in Houston since the Rockets signed Dwight Howard as a free agent this past summer. He has made a formal trade request, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey has been ramping up his efforts to trade him. Asik was lured away from the Bulls as a restricted free agent in 2012 with a three-year, $25 million deal. The actual payout on the third year of the deal next season is $15 million, which could be a deterrent to consummating a deal.”