Houston trades Omer Asik to New Orleans for a future pick

Well... shit.

There has to be more to this deal, so stay tuned as news develops, but WOW. Asik- a guy who was asking for more than anyone was willing to give a few months ago, just got shipped to N.O. for a lottery ticket.

For Houston, this ships off a headache and makes room to land a super-duper star, or several other pieces to support Harden and Howard. The Rockets mean business.

Asik, who has been involved in a million different trades rumors involving Boston for the entire 2013-14 season will help to solidify the New Orleans front court. I can't imagine they are done dealing, so hold on to your butts.

As for Asik and Boston... This is all it took?! A pick in 2015?! DON'T WE HAVE A FEW OF THOSE, DANNY?! If this was the price for Asik and Boston wasn't involved, that tells me that Ainge has plans for those picks.

The winds of change are blowing. I know Danny 'n' the Boys promised fireworks... but I think I'd prefer a Nor'easter.

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