The have renewed efforts to trade disgruntled center , with for Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta.The Arsenal-DID-inform-Man-City-pursuit-Mikel-Arteta-despite-claims-contrary.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says Arteta will be confirmed as Arsenal’s new manager on Friday as it emerged the Gunnethe emerging once again as a potential landing spot, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday.
The two teams engaged in serious discussions on an Asik deal in December, when the Rockets were trying to move the defensive-minded center so they could aggregate any players acquired for use in future deals. With that possibility long gone, Houston GM Daryl Morey has re-opened trade talks, and the Sixers have more payroll flexibility than any team in the league to make a deal work.
The Sixers are $11 million under the salary cap, meaning they can absorb Asik’s $8.4 million salary without sending back any players. They also have to add $5.1 million to their payroll to meet the league’s salary floor of $52.8 million.
According to executives who’ve engaged in conversations with Houston about Asik, Morey is still setting the price high for the Turkish 7-footer, who was lured away from the Bulls as a restricted free agent in 2012. The structure of the offer sheet Asik signed, which calls for him to be paid $15 million next season, has been problematic. Though his cap hit would be only $8.4 million in 2014-15, any team acquiring Asik before Thursday’s deadline would face an expenditure of $17 million for him to play a little more than 100 games — a tough sell for any owner under the restrictive CBA.
Due to that expense, teams like the and have no interest in acquiring Asik, sources say. The like him, but not at the Rockets’ current asking price. The problem in assembling a deal with the Sixers is the same problem the teams experienced in December, only worse because more of Asik’s total compensation over the next two years is in the rear-view mirror.
The Rockets want a first-round pick for Asik, sources say. Theose Mourinho has paid tribute to Manchester United defender Max Taylor.The 19-year-old was diagnosed with testicular cancer in October 2018 when Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford and the Portuguese was devastated with the news.Following surgery Sixers have New Orleans’ 2014 pick (1-5 protected), but are looking to use their cap space to acquire first-round picks — not divest them. Philadelphiformer club Leicester City.A summer signing for the Red Devils, Maguire was questioned after Sunday’s win over Chelsea if he had to adjust to playing at his new club.Sky Sports reports Geoff Shreeves asked: “How different will this be from Leicester a’s floor-spacing interests the Rockets, but the Sixers have been asking teams for a first-round pick in return.
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