Should The Sixers Pursue A Trade For Omer Asik?76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Monday, December 16th, 2013
Asik, who has been relegated to a bench role since the team signed Dwight Howard, has been unhappy with his position on the team and has made it clear that he wants out of Houston.
One of the rumored landing places for Asik has been Philadelphia. Sam Hinkie was one of the guys who played a big role in bringing Asik to Houston a couple of years ago, and he may be interested in bringing him to the Sixers.
Does a trade for Asik even make sense for the Sixers?
I don’t like the idea at all.
First of all, the Sixers just made a deal to bring Nerlens Noel in. Noel is still recovering from his knee injury, but he figures to be the team’s future center.
Asik isn’t a special talent, and he isn’t a team guy. He’s already got a big contract, and he has a chance to play for a contending team. But that’s not good enough for Asik, who has done nothing but mope and complain ever since Dwight Howard joined the team. He wants to play starter’s minutes, and once Noel eventually gets healthy, I don’t know that he’s going to get them here.
However, even though I don’t like the idea of Asik coming to Philadelphia, I trust Sam Hinkie completely. I’m convinced that he knows what he’s doing, and that there is a larger plan behind each move. The days of the shortsighted Sixers are over.
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