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Nov 29, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass (30) gets congratulated by a teammate during the second half of Boston

Ever since the beginning of the season, it was clear that the Houston Rockets were going to trade Omer Asik. The only questions were where and when.

Well the time is soon – as in likely sometime in the next few days.

The where is still to be determined, but according to reports within the hour from Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Boston Celtics are “gaining traction” in talks with the Rockets.

Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, however, added that the Celtics, while listening, are not actively pursuing any deals.

This rumored package involving Lee, Bass and a 1st round pick is the best case scenario for the Celtics, as it would allow them to shed Lee’s contract and hold on to Jeff Green, while getting reliable starting center.

One way or another, Asik will be getting dealt soon, so stay tuned to Saving the Skyhook for the latest updates on trade talk from across the league.