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GoRapz 11-15-2013 12:10 AM

Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
Quote:

Rockets center Omer Asik has requested a trade, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. Asik played just four minutes in the team's loss to the 76ers on Wednesday. While the Rockets aren't looking to deal Asik at the moment, multiple sources said the Raptors are one team that's already highly interested.

per Amico

Don't know what to think of this. It'd be nice to have another big body in the paint who can bring toughness and play D but I know this would mean JV wouldn't see 20 mins a game because Casey has a hard on for older players.

bokes15 11-15-2013 12:30 AM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
I would HATE to see this go down. Casey already sits Val in the 4th and at critical moments in the 2nd half. Now if he had someone other than Aaron Gray to toss out there he would probably spilit the minutes in half. I wondered how long it would take of him being available before I saw a "raptors interested in Asik.." post.

Jballer 11-15-2013 10:32 AM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
We need more quality depth at Point Guard and Power Forward (with all due respect to Amir).

This would be a nonsense trade; I pray this is just rumor.

Dr.Funk 11-15-2013 07:04 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
I'm a big fan of Asik but we need to play Val and not bring in players that are going to let Casey further ruin this kid.

Plus he has a huge jump salary next season.

RapsFan 11-15-2013 07:09 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
Go against the grain here, but can we use Asik in a way to get rid of some longer term contracts? Can Val play the 4 at all?

letshaveacorona 11-18-2013 03:06 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
^^^thats what I'm wondering can Val play the 4 which if he could might for a solid big man front line ala Bynum/Gasol, Gasol/Randolph, Hibbert/west, Robinson/Duncan

bokes15 11-18-2013 04:07 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
Val isn't a hybrid 3/4/5 like a lot of Center's these days. I don't see him being successful against quicker 4's and then throw him next to another guy who is also most successful in the paint and you have another Asik/Howard situation. Asik would be good next to someone like West, Randolph, Bosh, Dirk, etc... but not someone like Val.

bk33 11-19-2013 11:12 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
don't care what asik does, if his contract is shorter than derozan I say go for it.

Chamberlain 11-20-2013 04:26 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bokes15
Val isn't a hybrid 3/4/5 like a lot of Center's these days. I don't see him being successful against quicker 4's and then throw him next to another guy who is also most successful in the paint and you have another Asik/Howard situation. Asik would be good next to someone like West, Randolph, Bosh, Dirk, etc... but not someone like Val.


Agreed. Asik and Valanciunas will both be at their best with a more perimeter oriented 4. David West was mentioned, and as talented in the post as he is, he can effectively play a mid range game which makes his chemistry with Hibbert very good.

Asik and Valanciunas together (and throw in Hansbrough, Johnson, and Gray into the mix) just wouldn't work that way.

BoogieWoogieMan 11-20-2013 07:58 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chamberlain
Agreed. Asik and Valanciunas will both be at their best with a more perimeter oriented 4. David West was mentioned, and as talented in the post as he is, he can effectively play a mid range game which makes his chemistry with Hibbert very good.

Asik and Valanciunas together (and throw in Hansbrough, Johnson, and Gray into the mix) just wouldn't work that way.


I actually think it might work since Lousy, DeRozan, Gay and Ross are all long range chuckers. Have Jonas and Asik plant themselves early under the basket and have them feast on the offensive boards. Not the most conventional method for an offensive, but hell, we don't have a conventional team. :lol

GoRapz 11-22-2013 12:37 AM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BoogieWoogieMan
I actually think it might work since Lousy, DeRozan, Gay and Ross are all long range chuckers. Have Jonas and Asik plant themselves early under the basket and have them feast on the offensive boards. Not the most conventional method for an offensive, but hell, we don't have a conventional team. :lol


That's basically what Amir Johnson does with the occasional cringe worthy 3

lilbeastnani 11-22-2013 04:10 AM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
I guess our next greatest move is to get Val to want to leave town for a mediocre defense-only talent.

Himan12 11-24-2013 11:52 PM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
No thanks. Redundant and counter productive since I expect valanciunas to be the better player.

RoundMoundOfReb 11-25-2013 07:01 AM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
I like Asik but this would be bad for Val. They can't play together IMO. Val is not a 4. I'll pass.

bada bing 11-25-2013 11:09 AM

Re: Raptors interested in Omer Asik
 
we have a young C who needs lots of playing time. We should not be in the hunt for any top seed or playoff. No need to add a C right now and take away time for V.


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