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Asik trade update: Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland and Philadelphia most likely destinations

Omer Asik

Houston Rockets center Omer Asik, from Turkey, reacts after receiving his sixth foul during overtime play of their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The Trail Blazers won in overtime 119-117.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)


This is the one thing that is certain: Omer Asik will get his wish and be traded in the next 48 hours. Houston still plans to move him by Dec. 19 — after that date and they can’t flip any of the assets they get at the trade deadline.

Where he is going to land is still up in the air.

Here is the latest, via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The most-talked about trade is a three-team one with the Celtics and Sixers involved and Asik ending up in Philly. Exactly who moves in this deal is unclear, but potentially could include Brandon Bass, Thaddeus Young and others.

Houston’s GM Daryl Morey reportedly has a deal in place he likes as a fallback but is trying to find a better one. That’s his style.

But he’s got 48 hours to find it.