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3 Omer Asik C
Height/Weight: 7-0/255 | Birthdate: 7/4/1986 | Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey | Team: New Orleans Pelicans | College: No College | NBA Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 76/36 | Average Draft Position: 100.52
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Pelicans expect Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik to play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) After missing Sunday's contest due to an ankle injury, Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans said he will play in Wednesday's game against the Rockets, reports NBA.com.

"I'm going to give it a go," Evans said. "When I come back for [pregame], I'm going to do a little movement side to side to see how it feels. But right now I feel good."

Meanwhile, center Omer Asik has missed the last two games with a calf injury, but he indicated he is feeling better and hopes to play Wednesday.

"I feel much better and I will probably play," Asik said.

The Pelicans are a pick 'em against the Rockets.


Injuries costing Pelicans chance for post season


(3/24/2015) The Pelicans have been riddled with injuries this season, including the recently hampered Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf strain), and currently sit three games, with 12 to play, behind the eighth-place Thunder, leading many to believe that New Orleans won't make the playoffs, according to NBA.com

The Pelicans haven’t been close to full strength since Feb. 21 when both forwards Anthony Davis (ankle) and Ryan Anderson (knee) were sidelined by injuries. 

Although Davis has recently returned to the lineup, Anderson remains out with no timetable to return.


Pelicans C Omer Asik (calf) makes it through Tuesday's practice


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Pelicans center Omer Asik (calf) was able to participate in Tuesday's entire practice, reports The Times-Picayune.

A strained right calf has caused Asik to miss the last two games. He is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, reports NBA.com.


Pelicans' Anthony Davis will play Sunday; Omer Asik ruled out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) As expected, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been cleared to play in Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced.

Davis has been dealing with a left ankle sprain, which caused him to miss the last two games. Meanwhile, a calf injury will keep center Omer Asik out of the game.

The Pelicans are 9 1/2-point underdogs.


Pelicans' Omer Asik, Tyreke Evans questionable Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Pelicans center Omer Asik (calf) and guard Tyreke Evans (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers, the team announced.

Asik missed Friday's game due to a right calf strain after being ruled a game-time decision. Evans was also a game-time decision Friday due to a left ankle sprain but was able to play 15 minutes.


Pelicans rule out Anthony Davis (ankle) against Warriors


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) The Pelicans have ruled out forward Anthony Davis for Friday's game against the Warriors, according to CSN Bay Area

Davis sprained his ankle during a practice on Thursday and will miss his second consecutive game as a result. The Pelicans have also ruled out guard Jrue Holiday (leg) and forward Ryan Anderson (knee). 

Guard Tyreke Evans (ankle) and center Omer Asik (calf) are considered game-time decisions. 


Pelicans' Omer Asik, Tyreke Evans questionable for Friday


(3/20/2015) The Pelicans have listed center Omer Asik (calf) and guard Tyreke Evans (ankle) as questionable for Friday in Golden State, per the the San Francisco Chronicle.

Asik strained his calf in Thursday's loss in Phoenix while Evans tweaked his left ankle on Monday.

Asik is second on the team with 10.0 rebounds per game and Evans is second in scoring with 16.7 points.

The Pelicans are 13.5-point underdogs in Golden State.

Pelicans C Omer Asik (calf) doubtful to return Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Pelicans center Omer Asik is doubtful to return to Thursday's game against the Suns due to a calf strain, the team announced.

Asik has been the Pelicans' main presence inside in Thursday's game with Anthony Davis (ankle) sidelined. The center has racked up 14 rebounds in 18 minutes while scoring six points on 3 of 6 shooting. The Pelicans have a quick turnaround ahead, with a road game against the Warriors scheduled for Friday.


Pelicans C Omer Asik doubles up vs. Clippers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik scored 10 points on 3 of 4 shooting from the field and 4 of 6 shooting from the free-throw line while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 120-100 loss to the Clippers Saturday.

Asik has found rebounds easier to come by than points this season, entering Saturday's game averaging 7.7 points and 10.5 rebounds in 13 games. He's managed just four double-doubles this season despite posting eight double-digit rebounding performances. Asik also recorded two assists and one steal in 26 minutes in the loss. The Pelicans are set to face the Lakers Sunday.


Pelicans C Omer Asik will return Tuesday vs. Kings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik will return to play in Tuesday's game against the Kings, the Times-Picayune reports. The center has been sidelined for four games while dealing with lower back pain.

Pelicans C Omer Asik will 'give it a go' Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik will try to "give it a go" Tuesday night against Sacramento, according to SB Nation. Asik missed his previous four games with a lower back injury. He is averaging 9.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. 

Pelicans center Omer Asik back at practice Monday


(11/24/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik was able to get in some practice time Monday, according to NOLA.com. 

Asik has missed the last four games with a back injury that he aggravated in warmups Friday night. 

Asik is averaging 9.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. 


Pelicans C Omer Asik ruled out Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik has been ruled out for Saturday's game in Utah, the team announced.

Asik aggravated a back injury during warmups Friday and was listed as doubtful for Saturday's game. He has averaged 9.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in eight games.


Pelicans list C Omer Asik doubtful vs. Utah


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) The Pelicans have officially listed center Omer Asik as doubtful for Saturday night against the Jazz. Asik aggravated his lower back injury during warmups on Friday, which caused him to sit out New Orleans' 117-97 loss to Denver.

In eight games, Asik is averaging 9.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest.


Pelicans C Omer Asik in danger of sitting out second straight game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik aggravated his lower back injury during warmups on Friday, which caused him to sit out New Orleans' 117-97 loss to Denver. According to Utah's radio announcer, Asik "seems unlikely" to play Saturday night against the Jazz. If Asik is unable to play, the team will likely have Alexis Ajinca in the starting lineup to replace him.

In eight games, Asik is averaging 9.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest.


Pelicans center Omer Asik re-injures back, will not play Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik was set to make his return Friday from a back injury, but Asik re-injured his back during pregame warmups and has been ruled out, reports the team’s website.

The Pelicans next play Tuesday against Sacramento.


Pelicans center Omer Asik expected to play Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik will return to the lineup Friday at Denver, the team announced.

Asik missed the last two games while dealing with a back injury. Through eight games, Asik is averaging 9.0 points and 10.0 rebounds.


Pelicans rule C Omer Asik out vs. Sacramento


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) It appears as if Pelicans coach Monty Williams didn't like what he saw from center Omer Asik during pregame warmups. Williams has ruled Asik out for Tuesday's contest against Sacramento with a lower back issue, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Asik is averaging 9.0 points, 10.0 boards and 1.3 blocks through his first eight games played. The Pelicans are taking a cautious approach with their center, who will now have a couple extra days to rest his injured back. His next chance to return will come Friday at Denver.


Pelicans coach Williams: Omer Asik will test injured back before tipoff


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Pelicans coach Monty Williams told reporters that center Omer Asik will test his injured back prior to tipoff against Sacramento, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Asik sat out Monday's game against the Trail Blazers because of a lower back issue. He is averaging 9.0 points, 10.0 boards and 1.3 blocks through his first eight games played.


Pelicans list C Omer Asik as questionable Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game at Sacramento, according to the team’s website.

Asik missed Monday’s game at Portland due to lower back pain.


Pelicans rule center Omer Asik out Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) The Pelicans announced center Omer Asik will not play Monday at Portland due to a lower back issue.

Pelicans center Omer Asik listed as questionable Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik’s status for Monday’s game at Portland has yet to be determined, reports Fox Sports.

Asik is listed as questionable with a lower back issue.


Pelicans C Omer Asik delivers 14-17 line in opener Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Pelicans center Omer Asik scored 14 points on 7 of 10 shooting while adding 17 rebounds, five blocks and two assists in 34 minutes in his team's 101-84 season-opening win over the Magic Tuesday.

Asik missed all three of his free-throw attempts, but it was a fine performance as he teamed up with Anthony Davis (26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks) to wreak havoc around the rim on both sides of the court. Asik endured a down year last season but managed to average a double-double while playing 30 minutes per game in 2012-13 (and appearing in all 82 games). He'll look to keep rolling Saturday against the Mavericks.


Tyreke Evans will be at small forward in Pelicans starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Pelicans coach Monty Williams told reporters Monday guard Tyreke Evans will start at small forward in Tuesday's season opener against the Magic. Though, it comes as little surprise since Evans started the final two preseason games at small forward, according to the team's official website.

The rest of the starting lineup will be Jrue Holiday at point guard, Eric Gordon at shooting guard, Anthony Davis at power forward and Omer Asik at center.


Omer Asik ready to clean up in return to starting role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Last season was a rough one for Omer Asik, who had to deal with returning to a reserve role after really shining as a starter the previous year. He should be much happier with his role this season, as the Pelicans acquired him this offseason with the intention of installing him as the starting center.

The Pelicans should have a fearsome frontcourt with Asik starting next to Anthony Davis, and Davis' presence should free Asik up to do the kind of work he excels at. Asik isn't a great offensive player, but he can be a dominant offensive rebounder, and should have many chances to clean up the boards with teams keying in on Davis offensively. Among players who have logged at least 5,000 minutes in the NBA, Asik is 22nd all-time in offensive rebounding percentage.

Asik had trouble staying healthy last season, but that was the first time he had ever missed a regular-season game in his career, so we can probably write that off as a fluke. He averaged a double-double with 1.1 blocks per game in 30.0 minutes per game two years ago, and should be capable of similar production as he returns to a starting role.

Asik should be viewed as a starting Fantasy option this season, though he may not have the upside of some other younger centers at this point.