Why Asik makes zero sense for Knicks

Harris Decker

On paper, Omar Asik would be a perfect fit for the Knicks. He’s a big center who can rebound the ball and has the ability to score. Last season, as the primary center for the Rockets, he averaged 10.1 points per game (a career high) and 11.7 rebounds per game (also a career high).

Now, it seems that the arrival of Dwight Howard has soured Asik and he is asking to be traded. It makes sense for the Knicks to be interested. After all, center is a position that they are embarrassingly shallow at. The reason he doesn’t make sense for the Knicks is the same reason he doesn’t make sense for the Rockets.

He is unhappy playing second string to Howard. What makes you think he would be happy playing second to Tyson Chandler which is what his role would be. He’d be the first big off the bench, essentially replacing Kenyon Martin.

It’s pretty simple math. If you take a guy out of a situation he doesn’t want to be in and place him into a similar situation, the outcome will likely be the same. Hopefully the Knicks realize this soon.




126 comments
MeloStat301
MeloStat301

And people say Melo complains....Lebron just had a titty attack for getting his second foul in the first quarter...stomping his feet...showing up the ref...no tech though...smh.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Where are the great Oracles of our time on Knicks b-ball, Biggie and akamarb?


Has there ever been two that have better pulse on our b-ball team?

cole3244
cole3244

i see a lot of the experts are suggesting different trades but i am curious since most think woodson is worthless has anyone considered who might replace him that isn't just as incompetent as he is, why would a quality coach want to get mired in this mess they call dolan world and the politics involved.


also don't forget he has to be vetted by melo the mvp candidate and a dolan fav.

buddhabing
buddhabing

If Knicks could somehow get Asik they could turn around and offer Chandler to Phoenix for Dragic or Bledsoe, Frye and one of their 1st rounders. I believe they have 3. 

L-Switch
L-Switch

Lin is better than Lowry? I don't think so.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

If Houston gets Bass and Lee, are they trying to recreate some Orlando Magic for D12?

knicksmetsgiants
knicksmetsgiants

If the Rockets are willing to deal Lin, the Knicks should to go after him. The Knicks don't care about the money Lin's owed, Lin is way better than Lowry, and the Knicks will have to give up a lot less to get Lin. Of course it won't happen because Dolan is the worst owner in the NBA and seems to be holding a grudge against Lin for no reason. 

buddhabing
buddhabing

Don't see the problem if it's at all possible to get Asik. You get Asik then you trade Chandler who has value to any contender who needs a center.

Juan Maldonado
Juan Maldonado

Raymond Felton is the reason why Portland is so good right now , lmao believe it or not

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Bargs + Shump -->Houston for Asik and Lin

Chandler + Stat --> Boston for Rondo, Humphries and we take Wallace contract.



CL4nyk
CL4nyk

I agree with this. Asik is making starter money, he wants starter minutes, probably won't get it here. Knicks can't afford to give up what precious few assets they have for a backup center making starter money.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

It's going to be bad news for us if the Celtics get Asik. It means that they are going all out for the Atlantic division. Rondo, Bradley, Green, Asik, with Sullinger moving to the 4 is going to be a decent team. No more tanking talk if they Asik. Between Rondo, Bradley, and Asik, they will be very good defensively.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Asik and chandler could not be on the floor at the same time. We would never score. Last I check we don't have curry and Dwyane Wade back there with Melo.

that would be like having herB Williams and Chris Dudley on the floor at the same time.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

So Bass and Lee + 1st rounder gets C's Asik, but Felton, MWP and 1st doesn't get you Lowry. Looks like collusion between Mchale and Ainge once again

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

The difference between Hou and the Knicks is that Howard demands to get the ball in the post a lot whereas Tyson never posts up so Asik shouldn't have the same issue coexisting on the floor together.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Assuming chris and cole don't play, aren't we only playing 9 ?

tifoso6
tifoso6

Chandler and Shumpert for Asik and Lin.

Tikki
Tikki

@MeloStat301


There really is no consistency to the technical foul calls in this league.  I still can't get over that Bargnani tech in the Brooklyn game . . . that was absolutely heinous, given the leeway the officials afford Garnett while he spews all manner of vile &#$% to his opponents.

Tikki
Tikki

@OLD_KNICK


Bargs was too busy following Marcin Gortat to the 3-pt line *face-palm*

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@cole3244 Yep, let's keep a bad coach because you can't get a guarantee that the next one might bring better success.  That's known as the Pringles doctrine. 

SMH 

Tikki
Tikki

@buddhabing Some of those picks have very heavy protection; if the Knicks can get back one or more with the least protection, it's worth looking into.  Though I believe Bledsoe and Dragic are off the table, since they are now playing quite well together.

buddhabing
buddhabing

@knicksmetsgiants Lin is not way better than Lowry. He's a good player but injury prone. That's last thing this team needs. I was upset when they let Lin go initially but i think that ship has sailed. Maybe if they get Asik they can get pg back in Chandler trade.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@NYKnickerBocker Neither Hou nor Bos would do those trades. They both could do much better than that.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Agreed, but according to Knicks blog, we have no use for Asik.. Smh

tommy2b
tommy2b

No one wants bargnani

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

I'm pretty sure that doesn't fit salary wise, but Houston would benefit more from Bargs than Chandler for sure, but no way Houston does that and Lin is on Dolans u know what list, and that would mean Dolan admitting he made a mistake

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee The schedule is not getting any easier. It's only a matter of time.

melo7
melo7

Sign me up for that..what's asiks contract?

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Tikki@buddhabing  

Dragic and Bledsoe could be the most productive backcourt in the NBA. No way they break that up.


As we stand, Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe are virtually mirror images of each other. Dragic averages 19.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game in 35 minutes. Bledsoe averages 19.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game in 34.6 minutes per game.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-phoenix-suns-nba-39-most-prolific-backcourt-184100954--nba.html

buddhabing
buddhabing

@Tikki @buddhabing Forget pg; how about Chandler to Phoenix for Okafors' expiring contract and Markieff Morris if they ever got Asik( which i know isn't realistic...lol).

Juan Maldonado
Juan Maldonado

Would houston just release Lin if nobody bites? That would be great.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Seth Nadler 

He and Chandler play the same position, so I can see their point. Besides we don't have want Houston wants anyway.