Source: Omer Asik might want out

Updated: July 6, 2013, 3:14 AM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

Omer Asik, the Houston Rockets' resident starting center, may want out now that Dwight Howard has decided to join the Rockets in free agency.

Howard confirmed via Twitter on Friday night that he will sign with the Rockets.

Asik has no interest in being Howard's backup or playing next to him, a source close to the Rockets' center told ESPN.com. It is not yet clear if Asik would demand a trade.

It is possible the Rockets will look to engage the Atlanta Hawks ...

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