Rockets sticking with Asik for long haul?

We haven't seen Omer Asik on the hardwood since Dec. 2 due to a mysterious thigh injury that, perhaps coincidentally, popped up around the time the Houston Rockets were fielding trade offers for the backup big man. There have been recent reports that he may be ready to return to game action soon, and it appears that the Rockets intend to keep him on their roster well beyond the trade deadline.