There has been lots of speculation about where Omer Asik will be traded in the next day or two. Several reports linked the Cavaliers to a potential three team deal that would land Asik with the Boston Celtics and perhaps somebody like Jeff Green on the Cavs. That apparently is no longer the case.
Adrian Wojnarowski is the king of trade rumors and he recently reported that the Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks were unlikely to be involved.
Cleveland and Atlanta have faded significantly in discussions on Omer Asik, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 18, 2013
It also seems very very unlikely that the Celtics will be involving Jeff Green. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated tweeted earlier today that the Celtics weren't particularly interested in moving Green.
Consistently hearing that BOS isn't all that enthralled with Asik. League source on if Jeff Green could be involved in Asik deal: "No way."— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) December 18, 2013
I know there was a lot of discussion on this blog about the Cavaliers trying to get Green as an upgrade on the wing over Alonzo Gee and others. But that doesn't seem to be much of an option anymore. If the Celtics do trade for Asik, it would probably look something more like this deal that Woj recently tweeted about.
Serious talks on Boston-Houston package for Asik have included Brandon Bass, Courtney Lee and a 1st round pick, sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 18, 2013
If such a package were to come together, it is unclear if Lee would go to Rockets or be routed to a third team.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 18, 2013
Maybe the Cavs could get Courtney Lee as a third team in the deal, but his contract isn't great. I also think the Cavs have plenty of mediocre wing players and probably don't need to get another one.
Anything can happen and things can change quickly in the NBA -- but as it stands right now, the Cavaliers' might be sitting tight for a little while.
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