The Houston Rockets have ramped up trade discussions involving Omer Asik.

The Rockets are looking to move Asik has he and Dwight Howard have proven to be incompatible on the floor together.

The Rockets will target a trade between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19, which would allow the players involved to be traded again before the Feb. 20 deadline.

Sam Amick of USA Today reports that the Rockets continue to search for a lottery pick in exchange for Asik.