Omer Asik's request denied again

Updated: November 14, 2013, 11:25 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- With his starting spot gone and playing time slashed, Houston Rockets center Omer Asik again has asked for a trade, although the team has informed him it currently does not intend to deal him, sources told ESPN.com.

The issue was revived this week when Rockets coach Kevin McHale decided to take Asik out of the starting lineup after an experiment of playing him and Dwight Howard together yielded only mixed results.

Asik has continually declined to comment on the trade ...

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