Trade talks between the Celtics and the Houston Rockets halted on Thursday, an NBA source confirmed. The talks had centered around 7-footer Omer Asik, but Yahoo! Sports reported the Rockets are likely to keep Asik.
The hiatus at least temporarily halts the momentum that Asik would end up in Boston. The Rockets had created a self-imposed deadline of Thursday to complete a trade, though a deal could still be completed before the NBA’s trade deadline on February 20.