- Asik will find it difficult to live up to his three-year, $25.1 million contract, even though Rockets coach Kevin McHale will do his best to effectively implement his skill set into the team's scheme. When you look closely at his first two seasons, he only improved modestly as a rebounder - from 11.0 to 13.0 rebounds per 36 minutes - while remaining steady across the board statistically. In a compressed 2011-12 schedule, he managed just 3.1 points (on 50.6 percent shooting), 5.3 boards, and 1.0 blocks in 14.7 minutes per game. Asik's output doesn't suggest that such a robust deal, including a quasi-ludicrous $15 million in the third year, is a viable one. However, as the only decent option at center, he will rack up a fair amount of minutes, unless of course his propensity to commit fouls - 5.2 per 36 minutes during his career - follows him to Houston.
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