Houston Rockets center Omer Asik could make a move to the Philadelphia 76ers in the coming days.
ESPN.com’s Mark Stein claims discussions between the two parties may have advanced over the weekend, after the same writer broke news on Friday that the team from Texas was actively looking to get the 27-year-old out of the door.
Whilst the 76ers aren’t described as front-runners, Stein highlights a number of key factors that make Philadelphia a realistic proposition for the Turkish big-man.
Former Rockets executive Sam Hinkle is now in the front office at the Wells Fargo Center, and is described as a ‘certified fan’ of Asik.
Additionally, Thaddeus Young could make the move to Houston as part of the deal.
Throw in the fact that there isn’t a player of Asik’s ilk at the top of the draft, and you’ve got the pieces of the puzzle together.
However, a deal is far from done, and it remains to be seen if another organisation comes to the table with an offer.