Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons understand Omer Asik’s frustrations with his role with the Houston Rockets this season.
Asik has started eight of the 10 games this season. He didn’t play on Thursday in New York amid reports that he was requesting to be traded.
“Totally, I understand where he is coming from – his frustration, sharing the floor,” Howard said. “I understand it’s tough for him. The only thing I can do is be his friend off the floor and help him anyway I can. I understand its a tough situation for him, but we are all family and we have to learn to fight through frustrations.”
Parsons said Asik has been fine to all his teammates in the locker room.
“Yeah, he has been fine with me," Parsons said. "I stay out of it. Obviously he is frustrated right now, but as his teammate I just try to be encouraging and making sure his head is in the right place because we are going to need him throughout the season. Greg Smith goes down, Marcus Camby has surgery so he is going to play at lot of minutes so I don’t know what he is so upset about. He has to come out here, perform and be a professional about it.”