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The NBA's no-man's land: New Orleans Pelicans

Championship or bust has been the motto this past decade in the NBA. As some franchises have loaded up on stars in an attempt to win championships, others have torn their rosters down to the studs in an attempt to land the next big thing. This season has been strange because more clubs than usual find themselves firmly in NBA limbo – neither bad enough to land a top pick nor good...
Via RealGM - NBA
7 days ago  |  Discuss

10 least tradeable NBA contracts this season

As a companion to 10 Most Tradable Contracts of 2017, here are the 10 Least Tradable Contracts. The ground rules aren't the same as the 10 Most Tradable, but there are a few:- No player/contract is truly untradeable. We've seen that over the years. But the following players are ones teams would struggle to find suitors for.- Unlike the Most Tradable Contracts, Max deals can be on...
Via RealGM - NBA
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans making Omer Asik very available for trade

The New Orleans Pelicans hope to shed one of the NBA’s worst contracts. According to a report by A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England on Sunday, the Pelicans are making center Omer Asik “very much available” for trade. Asik, 30, holds meager averages of 3.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 0.4 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game for New Orleans this season. He is in the second year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Asik to miss three weeks with calf strain

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Pelicans say center Omer Asik is expected to be sidelined about three weeks with a right calf strain. The club says the 7-footer strained his calf in practice on Wednesday. Asik is entering his second season in New Orleans. He appeared in 76 games for the Pelicans last season, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Asik, who is from Turkey...
Via Associated Press
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Roster analysis

The New Orleans Pelicans are entering their second season donning the name of Louisiana’s state bird and have the talent to end a three-year playoff drought. With most of last season’s key players returning and the addition of center Omer Asik to pair with franchise player Anthony Davis, things are trending up for the Pelicans. Here’s the current roster. New Orleans finished...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down Asik's impact on the Pelicans

As Omer Asik's 7-foot, 255-pound frame towered above the New Orleans Pelicans' microphone podium, fans and journalists got their first glimpse of the formidability of the Pelicans' new front court. The Pelicans unveiled Asik and his new No. 3 jersey Tuesday afternoon, finally making official the 3-team deal to bring him to New Orleans and pair him with star power forward Anthony...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets' Asik fails on free throw attempt

The Houston Rockets are in a bit of a slump on a two-game losing skid, and center Omer Asik was way off-target on Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Asik is a 60 percent career free throw shooter, but he may have had his poorest attempt early in the second quarter when he tossed up an airball. But it's not the worst we've seen this season. San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Glad To Still Have Omer Asik

The Houston Rockets were unable to find a worthy trade for Omer Asik to balance their roster and instead kept him as an insurance policy. Howard will have missed two straight games on Thursday with a strained left ankle. Asik has been working with Hakeem Olajuwon on his footwork on offense. "He tries to help me on basic moves on the offensive end," Asik said. "He's helping me a lot...
Via RealGM
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Pick Up Omer Asik Trade Talks With 76ers

The Houston Rockets have begun revisiting trade talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on Omer Asik. The teams engaged in trade talks in December when the Rockets set a deadline on moving Asik, which was eventually abandoned. The 76ers are $11 million under the salary cap. Sources say the Rockets continue to seek a first round pick for Asik. The 76ers own the 2014 first round pick of...
Via RealGM
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Omer Asik, Constant Celtics Trade Target, Could Be Back On Court Soon

Someone should probably get Danny Ainge a cold towel. One of the most consistent objects of his affection is back on the court. Omer Asik, the defensive-minded center who has had the Celtics’ president of basketball operations hot under the collar for some time, participated in shootaround for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Rockets coach Kevin...
Via NESN.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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