Omer Asik: Rockets Take Big Step Toward Contention with Former Bulls Center

Image Reality has set in for the Chicago Bulls, with ESPNChicago reporting that the team will not be able to retain center Omer Asik (whom the Rockets signed to an offer sheet on Friday). Asik joins Jeremy Lin, foreign import Donatas Motiejunas and three first-round draft picks in the cadre of new, young players who will grace the Rockets' roster next year.
Houston has been stuck in purgatory the past few years, too good to secure a high draft pick but not good enough to seriously contend. Consequently, GM Daryl Morey tried to stockpile assets this offseason in hopes of landing Dwight Howard.

Morey was trying to replicate the Heat's paradigm of success by luring in one of the league's top-five players and building around him. But in an ironic twist of fate, he was unable to acquire Howard and now looks poised to follow the opposite approach––the Thunder paradigm of success. (
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