By Josh Kramer
“Linsanity’s” humongous payday appeared to be insanity. In reality, that deal was child’s play on the craziness scale compared to what happened yesterday. The Houston Rockets once again offered up another three-year 25.1 million deal. This time, to little-known Omer Asik. Let me repeat that. Omer Asik, a player who averaged 3.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last year will be making over eight million dollars a year for the next three seasons.
Answer me this: What is Daryl Morey (Houston GM) thinking?
Believe me, this by no means is the NBA’s version of “Moneyball.” It is quite the opposite actually. The three highest paid players on Houston’s roster at the moment are Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lin, and Omer Asik. Can you say NBDL? I am not even sure this team could win the D-League championship to be honest. In its current state, it is that bad. Continue reading