Anonymous GM Says Houston Rockets Are ‘Delusional’ In Omer Asik Asking Price

By Michael Ma

Nov 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Things have calmed down just a little since Omer Asik returned to the team a couple of weeks ago, but other teams are still interested in trading for the 7-footer. But according to Ken Berger of, the Houston Rockets’ demands for Asik are so high that an anonymous general manager from a rival team called them ‘delusional’.

“Asik finally logged 20-plus minutes in back-to-back games this week for the first time since early November. The limiting factor, of course, is that while Asik counts only $8.4 million against the cap/tax, his actual salary next season is $15 million. Given those constraints and Asik’s sad-sack demeanor, one rival GM described the Rockets as “delusional” as far as their asking price for him.”

This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Daryl Morey wants to test the waters at first and see just how much another team would be willing to give up for Asik.