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Rockets Trade Omer Asik to Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans traded a 2015 1st round draft pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for defensive minded Omer Asik. Together with Anthony Davis, the Pelicans have a formidable defense around the rim, and will look to make a playoff run this season. The Rockets clear cap space they need to target Carmelo Anthony or maybe even LeBron James. Jeremy Lin should be the next piece traded by Houston, not James Harden...right?!

Asik's trade definitely opened the door for LeBron/Melo/Howard in Houston. NYK says yes to Melo sign-and-trade for Harden/J Lin/DoMo right? - @BillSimmons