Latest Asik trade buzz

The clock will be ticking down for the next week as we head toward the Houston Rockets' expected Omer Asik trade window of Dec. 15-19. Per ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Rockets are aiming to keep Asik out of the Western Conference, because they would rather avoid seeing the defensive-minded big man battle Dwight Howard in the postseason. Right now, it appears the Philadelphia 76ers are about the most logical landing spot for Asik.