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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: 5 | Owned/Started%: 75/39 | Average Draft Position: 100.52
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Pelicans reach five-year deal with C Omer Asik


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) The Pelicans continued to spend money to maintain a dominant center position, reaching a five-year, $58 million deal with reserve Omer Asik, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune, one day after signing All-Star big man Anthony Davis to a $145 million extension. 

Asik, who averaged 9.8 rebounds off the bench last season, is a key component of the Pelicans' second unit and the team wanted him back in the fold. Asik will make $11.1 million over the course of the deal, with only the first four years guaranteed. 

Asik registered 7.3 points with New Orleans last season. 


Report: Pelicans determined to bring back C Omer Asik


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) The Pelicans will push hard to bring back free agent center Omer Asik, sources have told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Asik struggled in the playoffs and is no offensive force, but he averaged 9.8 rebounds in just 26 minutes per game.


Pelicans center Omer Asik not willing to discuss free agency


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) With Pelicans center Omer Asik set to become a free agent in the offseason, Asik said it's too early to speculate on where he might end up, reports The Times-Picayune.

"It's not the time to talk about it right now," Asik said. "But I think there is good stuff going on here. It's a young team and the future is good."

Asik played in 76 games for the Pelicans this season and averaged 7.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks.

"As far as Omer, he's a huge part of what we do," former Pelicans coach Monty Williams said during his season-ending news conference last week. "If you look at our defensive numbers from last year to this year, we improved in a number of categories and Omer was a huge part of that."


Pelicans' Monty Williams says re-signing Omer Asik is an issue


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Pelicans coach Monty Williams indicated re-signing center Omer Asik is a big priority for the team in the offseason, reports the New Orleans Advocate.

Asik, 28, will become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. In 76 games this season, he averaged 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds.


Pelicans' Omer Asik receives stitches to neck during Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Pelicans center Omer Asik required stitches to close a laceration on his neck, reports Fox Sports.

Asik suffered the laceration near the end of the first half and went to the locker room for treatment. However, the laceration will not prevent him from playing in the second half.


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


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(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.