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Asik rumored in a possible trade with the Celtics

Posted by shawn cassidy on December 16, 2013 at 3:35 AM

In today's NBA, centers don't come along often. The game has become small, and with the Celtics having one legit center in Vitor. Danny may look elsewhere. The two rumored players are Green and Bass. If this was a month ago I would say yes about moving Bass, but honestly I don't like this possible trade. Green is a for sure no in my mind, but Bass could be a guy that Danny moves. Call me what you will, but Asik doesn't wow me, he's good, and the Celtics have a need for him, but there must be something else. 


The Houston Rockets have made it clear they intend to trade disgruntled big man Omer Asik this month. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported Sunday that the Boston Celtics had the potential assets to attract Houston's interest:

The advice offered to us on Sunday was stern: Keep an eye on Boston. The Celtics possess two players in different salary ranges that would presumably fit in useful ways next to Dwight Howard: Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. The Celts also have a spare first-round draft pick or two to plug into any trade equation to sweeten the deal for Houston, amid rising suspicions around the league that Morey’s Rockets are going to find a way to come out of the Asik saga with at least one future first. The same Rockets who happen to have a GM (Morey) and coach (Kevin McHale) who have long-standing relationships with Celts president Danny Ainge.

I'm just not willing to move Bass, or see him being moved. The Celtics giving up a pick also, not good with me.

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Reply rcraig617
12:49 PM on December 16, 2013 
I don't like Asik as a big man for us. Granted he's a very good defensive player he has no skills offensively. I don't think he would fit with rondo on the pick and roll because he can't finish at the hoop nor can he hit free throws at a good rate.
Reply jlil89
2:55 PM on December 17, 2013 
I think we would regret trading Bass. We need this dude for going against Lebron, Melo, and PG. Seriously, Bass is excellent defensively now. KG really turned this guy around into a great defensive anchor. That being said, if the trade was Bass and Bogans for Asik, possibly. He does fill a need for us and it helps that Sully is maturing right before our very eyes. And we still have Hump and Kelly as serviceable PFs. Throw a pick in there? Forget about it.