1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Rockets.com: Omer Asik Impresses Early

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Lorenzomax

    Lorenzomax Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    19
    My only concern abt Big O is ... foul trouble.
     
  2. OremLK

    OremLK Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    16,294
    Likes Received:
    10,590
    If we have Motiejunas starting next to Asik, that's going to be pretty fun to watch. When was the last time the Rockets had two 7-footers on the floor simultaneously 30+ minutes per game?

    It's also neat that they complement each other so well. Motiejunas is an offense-first big who can do everything Asik can't, and vice versa is true as well.

    Furthermore, both of these guys should be very good fits in an offense running through Jeremy Lin.

    I see big seasons coming from all three if they can stay healthy.
     
  3. cheke64

    cheke64 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    23,772
    Likes Received:
    15,120
    He is strong and has a nice good weight on him. He won't be getting dominated in the paint too much. Would like to see more offense out of him.
     
  4. bloodwings19

    bloodwings19 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,413
    Likes Received:
    3,957
    I will find this ironic that Lin was biggest news of the free-agency, but Omer might be one that will have the biggest impact. We kind of skrewed the Bulls, at least they have class in accepting it. Lin is a perfect match for Omer and imperfect match to Melo.
     
  5. y2Joem

    y2Joem Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    23
    finally gone are the days when we have a 6'6 center starting for us (no offense Chuck Hayes), I just hope that Asik is worth every penny the rockets is paying him!...

    Finally a legit 7'0 startng center after the Yao era
     
  6. mike_lu

    mike_lu Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,159
    Likes Received:
    169
    Pls go back and read for context ...
     
  7. jopatmc

    jopatmc Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Messages:
    15,368
    Likes Received:
    387
    He can pass???

    So, put him in the high post and run some cutters through the paint.
     
  8. DaGreatest

    DaGreatest Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    170
    I've been educating and debating foo's at least since we signed him to the offer sheet.. Asik will be arguably or the best move of the entire offseason, Howard
     
  9. DaGreatest

    DaGreatest Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    170
    fixed
     
  10. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    24,050
    Likes Received:
    14,154
    I think Asik will be the bigger impact as well. He will give the Rockets a consistent defensive presence and help the Rockets get into a transition offense. If the Rockets can get their defensive rotations down, teams without a good offense are going to struggle against the Rockets.
     
  11. sefril

    sefril Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    357
    you could improve your height with hard work?

    then Chuck Hayes must be lazy,,

    ;)
     
  12. DaGreatest

    DaGreatest Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    170
    figuratively and literally :cool: still luv him though
     
  13. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2002
    Messages:
    46,550
    Likes Received:
    6,131
    This guy will be a beast.

    Book it and God bless you all!
     
  14. mike_lu

    mike_lu Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,159
    Likes Received:
    169
    Dunno what it is with you smart guys. It's the weight ... and strength.
     
  15. mike_lu

    mike_lu Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,159
    Likes Received:
    169
    If you recall, Morey was at Asik's doorstep at 12.01 when free agency began. Not Lin's. And he offered Lin's 3-year contract to Asik first, while only offering Lin a 4-year less-poisonous contract ;)
     
  16. pnr

    pnr Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    58
    Well at that point the Rockets had two starting caliber point guards still on the roster... and big men usually get a lot more money than point guards.
     
  17. roxxy

    roxxy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    5,120
    Likes Received:
    162
    This team isn't getting an 8th seed at all. Asik is nice as I knew he would be I have been calling that from the beginning.
     
  18. dobro1229

    dobro1229 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    24,070
    Likes Received:
    20,014
    Carl, I give you props for leading the "Sign Asik" campaign for the past two years. Looks like you might have been onto something. Good job.
     
  19. dje243

    dje243 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,683
    Likes Received:
    225
    I'm not sure Asik will be the MOST valuable offseason addition in terms of play. But he definitely will be the most valuable offseason addition in terms of great people to impersonate. Have you heard him talk?!
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now