Re: ASIK THREE TEAM DEAL
posted at 12/18/2013 10:15 AM EST
Interesting discussion here regarding Asik ...
What deal do you expect to happen (if it [Asik Trade] does happen)?
Wilmes: Again, simply based off of the strength of the latest rumblings, I expect a (three team?) deal involving the Celtics. The Rockets will get some useable pieces, but maybe not the one it needs; Jeff Green and Brandon Bass are something less and different, respectively, than perimeter defensive stalwarts. It seems Morey did not want to deal Asik within the conference—a wise move, as his placement with any number of direct competitors could result in Houston's undoing.
Dover: Here's my best guess: The Rockets get Hawes plus some wing depth in Carroll (who has already been a Rocket for a while - I think Morey likes him). The 76ers get worse by trading away Hawes (which is in their interest), plus they get a nice young guard in Jenkins who may flourish for them down the road. Ancic and Mack are filler to make the salaries match. The Hawks get Asik, and also Brewer (since otherwise the Rockets would just have to cut him). With the imposing front line of Horford, Asik and Millsap, the Hawks would be strong favourites to be the 3rd seed in the East.
Nielsen: Knowing Morey and his penchant for picking up pieces, he'll get a marginal player or two and some draft picks as a set up for a bigger deal coming at the trade deadline.
Pina: I wrote on CelticsHub earlier this week that trading Asik to Boston for Brandon Bass, Vitor Faverani, and the Los Angeles Clippers' 2015 first-round pick sort of makes sense for everyone involved. I don't necessarily think that's what will happen, but both sides would be happy enough doing it.
McGuire: Three-way deal between Boston, Philadelphia, and Houston. Houston gets Thaddeus Young and Celtics center Vitor Faverani, Boston gets Asik, and Philadelphia gets expiring contracts (Kris Humphries, etc.), and picks. It will not be a total victory for Daryl Morey, but it will get this giant mess over with and the return is acceptable.