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If Mavs Aren't In On Asik, Why Not?

Omer Asik on the trade block. Mavs weak at center. Expected trade date no later than Dec. 19. Yet as the Rockets' self-imposed deadline approaches, the Mavs are getting little mention as a potential destination. A sign the Mavs are sitting it out, or a characteristic hush when talking trade? A look at how Asik fits (or doesn't) in Dallas:

Omer Asik: disgruntled center, a much-ballyhooed reputation as a defensive plus, on the NBA trade block. Dallas Mavericks: a team weak at center, and where such a center makes sense. Expected trade date: no later than December 19. Yet as the Rockets' self-imposed trade deadline approaches, the Mavs are getting little-to-no mention as a potential destination amid all the speculation. Is this a...

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