Rockets Offered Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin To Nets For Deron Williams
I’m not sure if this report is accurate or not, but Rockets GM Daryl Morey must believe he is just the king of kings or something.
According toThacover2, while of trying to trade talented center Omer Asik, the Houston Rockets reached out to the Nets to inquire about one of their assets.
Ohm Youngmisuk is reporting that the Rockets tried to fleece the Nets with an offer of Asik and Jeremy Lin for point guard Deron Williams.
According to a league source, the Rockets had preliminary talks with the Nets last week about Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Talks never gained any steam, but the source said the Rockets were doing their due diligence and Williams’ name came up. The Nets balked because one of the main reasons Pierce and Garnett agreed to a trade to Brooklyn was to play with Williams, according to the source. Williams, who signed a five-year, $98 million extension in 2012, was playing well upon returning from an ankle injury, and the Nets were looking better.
The report also notes that the inquiry was made before Brook Lopez was lost for the season as well.