[Introduction] According to “Yahoo Sports” report, Morey put Asik’s deal on hold and informed his brokerage team that he would not trade as scheduled.
Many teams have negotiated with the Rockets before, but they failed to reach a consensus.
on December 20th, according to “Yahoo Sports”, the deal between the Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics regarding Asik will be terminated, although the Rockets have always stated that they will trade Asik out before Thursday local time.
But now it seems almost impossible.
The source also revealed that Morey had told Asik’s new agent that the deal needed to be suspended.
If there is no rush to trade Asik before Thursday, the Rockets will have a longer period of time. The league’s mid-term trade deadline is before February 21, .
The Rockets brought Asik from Chicago to Houston in the summer of 2012 and offered him a three-year contract worth 25 million yuan. However, this contract was unusual. It was 5 million yuan in the first two years, and only 15 million yuan in the third year.
Due to the high salary in the third year, it is a burden for many teams, so the managers who want to trade are very cautious, so they are not willing to give their high-quality power forwards and first-round picks to the Rockets.
And the Rockets are not willing to do such a loss-making business.
At present, the two most reliable trading plans come from the Celtics and 76ers. The Celtics are willing to send Bass, Lee and a restricted first-round pick, but it seems that the Rockets are not satisfied with such bargaining chips.
The chips provided by the 76ers also failed to satisfy Morey.
In the summer, after the Rockets introduced Howard, Asik asked the team to trade him. In order to keep this potential insider, the Rockets coach promised not to change his starting position, but after a few games of experiments, the Rockets had to let him go.
Entering the second team, Asik once again requested a trade, and the Rockets also hope to get a high-quality power forward through the trade.
Now that Asik’s deal is postponed, it may put pressure on the Rockets’ employment on the inside.