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Houston is finalizing a deal to send Omer Asik to New Orleans.

The deal is for cash and a protected first round draft choice. The Rockets are freeing up nearly $15 million which will hopefully give them enough to sign either LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony to a max deal here in the offseason. The Pelicans get Dwight Howard's back-up who will now pair with Anthony Davis.ANALYST: Howard Bender