Once again, there's talk that the 76ers could be the next destination for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik.
CBSSports.com reported Tuesday that the Sixers could be a landing spot for the disgruntled player. Reports in December said that Asik might be traded for Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young.
The Sixers are $11 million under the salary cap and have an open roster spot. CBSSports.com points out that the team could acquire Asik's $8.4 million contract without having to send a player to Houston in return.
As in December, however, the Rockets reportedly want a first-round pick in exchange for the 7-foot, 255-pounder. The Sixers are shopping Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, and Young leading up to Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. The franchise wants to gain future compensation.