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Breaking Down the Best Trade Targets for Houston Rockets in Omer Asik Deal
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

Omer Asik is on the move. 

Well, not yet. He hasn't officially been traded away from the Houston Rockets despite what seems like decades of trade rumors and reports that he's fully achieved disgruntled status. But he's going to be before Dec. 19 is through. 

According to both Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst, a deal is certainly coming soon. And it'll come from a laundry list of options, one that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks

Those are the options that I'll be breaking down here. 

Asik could technically be traded for someone like Ryan Anderson, but that rumor hasn't risen to the forefront of the blogosphere lately. The New Orleans Pelicans could qualify as the "wildcard" that a league source refers to, per Wojnarowski, but that is more speculation than concrete rumor (as concrete as a rumor can get, I suppose). 

It's the players who are actually mentioned in these leading whispers that are being ranked in this article, and they're presented from worst to best fit for the Rockets. The likelihood of the deal doesn't matter.

Only the return that Houston would be receiving for the Turkish big man. 

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