What is Omer Asik’s ceiling? I’m not sure any of us really know but just based on his last four games it’s obvious how much his game has grown. In that brief span he has 3 double doubles. In Asik’s last four games his stat line is pretty damn good. Code: PPG 13.25 RPG 12 FG% 0.459 FT% 0.826 FTA/G 5.75 No one is ever going to confuse Omer for Hakeem but in today’s NBA that’s pretty damn good. Add to the fact that Asik is the premier defender in the league at the center position outside of maybe Dwight Howard or Tyson Chandler and it’s more than just a lot of empty stats. This is Asik’s first time starting and his first time to get 30+ minutes a night and the man is just a beast. No serious foul troubles, no stamina issues and if he is this good this early in the season when most of us probably thought it would take quite a bit of time for him to adjust to being a starter, then how good will he be in January or February once he becomes accustomed to catching the ball under the basket night in and night out? James Harden is clearly our key acquisition of the off-season but without a doubt in my mind is that Omer Asik may be the surprise of the season and just as important of an acquisition down the road. I know it’s just 4 games and in the next 4 he might only average 5PPG and 50% FT shooting but I think as hard as the guy works he is only going to get better and better on the offensive end under the basket and at the charity stripe. If he just continues to work I don’t think it’s a stretch to imagine him putting up 15 points a night with 12 – 13 rebounds and elite level defense, and if he does that then he is all-star quality.