I don’t think Rockets cares that much about what Asik wants as much as they care about clearing some more cap space and bringing in another B-Level star for Dwight Howard and James Harden.
So, he probably will get his wish to be shipped out to another team.
Asik has no interest in being Howard’s backup or playing next to him, a source close to the Rockets’ center told ESPN.com. It is not yet clear if Asik would demand a trade.
Asik was double/double guy last year with the Rockets, personally I would rather keep him than sign Josh Smith, but look for Asik to be moved next week.