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2015-16 Player Reviews: Omer Asik battles to remain relevant in a changing game

Let's relive a traditional big man's quest to fight off extinction. Fun fact: when you type "Omer Asik" into a Google search, the first thing that comes up is "Omer Asik contract." Fittingly, that is the perfect way to sum up the 2015-16 season for the lumbering behemoth: a player that regressed so far that he is no longer judged by his play, but rather by his grotesque contract...
Via The Bird Writes
3 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik, we’ll always have December

The New Orleans Pelicans extended Omer Asik last offseason to the dismay of nearly every Pelicans fan. I say “nearly every” because I, Nathan Heck, was one of the few who didn’t think Omer Asik would be a disaster. I was wrong; here is my breakup letter to the lumbering big man. Hi Omer, It’s […] New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik, we’ll always have December - Pelican Debrief...
Via Pelican Debrief
7 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans year in review: Omer Asik

In a season defined by disappointments, the biggest letdown for the New Orleans Pelicans may be the performance of Omer Asik, a player the team committed serious cap space to in the offseason. From the moment Alvin Gentry was hired to coach the New Orleans Pelicans, questions swirled around as to whether or not Omer […] New Orleans Pelicans year in review: Omer Asik - Pelican Debrief...
Via Pelican Debrief
7 days ago

Unlucky, injury-filled season finally ends for Pelicans

On the strength of an MVP-caliber season from Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans ended a three-year playoff drought last spring. They finished the regular season by winning eight of their last 11 games, edging the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors swept the Pelicans, but the...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Asking Anthony Davis to move mountains

Seventy percent of lottery winners go bankrupt within a few years, a precariously similar reality facing the New Orleans Pelicans, who currently have just one player on their roster they drafted. Fortunately that player is transcendently talented, but Anthony Davis is also fending for himself on a broken, under-talented roster producing league-wide anxiety he will waste the better...
Via RealGM - NBA
February 24, 2016  |  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 trade Omer Asik to Pelicans

There has been talk that the Houston Rockets plan on going all-in this summer in pursuit of both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in free agency. Now, it appears as though the opening salvo has been fired.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Rockets are set to trade center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a 2015 first-round pick.New Orleans will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 25, 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

The latest on the Omer Asik trade circus

Houston has stated that they are determined to move Omer Asik by December 19th and many teams have thrown their hats into the ring to acquire the Rockets 7-footer. The Boston Celtics, a long rumored trade partner, is at the forefront of discussion as rumors are starting to fly fast and furious around the internet.CELTICS INVOLVEMENTAccording to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports...
Via Celtics Life
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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