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Report: Pelicans' Omer Asik to miss Eurobasket due to back spasms

It's not time to panic, New Orleans Pelicans fans. You should still be enjoying the honeymoon from the hiring of Alvin Gentry as head coach, especially in the wake of Anthony Davis' comments in support of his new boss.But this is something to keep an eye on. Pelicans big man Omer Asik had been slated to join the Turkish national team at Eurobasket 2015 on August 9 against Germany...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Pelicans might regret the Omer Asik contract

The current justification for nearly every deal in the NBA going forward is the fact that the salary cap is going up. And on the face of it, that makes sense, and it helps justify the New Orleans Pelicans' decision to sign Omer Asik to a five-year contract.It also helps that the New Orleans coaching staff appears to think highly of the Turkish center. But according to Thomas Duffy...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coaches rave about big man Omer Asik

New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik certainly has his detractors across the league. It generally boils down to Asik's struggles on offense. The big man often looks as if he's playing with hands of stone when he catches a pass; too many New Orleans possessions end in a turnover as the ball bounces toward the baseline off of Asik.But that focus on offense overshadows what Asik does...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club and Asik have not publicly discussed the contract, which...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans looking to bring back Omer Asik next season

For better or for worse, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says that the Pelicans "like our team." And that means New Orleans will reportedly look to bring back some of its own free agents and continue to grow the young core.This according to a report from John Reid of The Times Picayune, who quotes Demps as adding, "If an opportunity presented itself to improve the...
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June 30, 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...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik Trade Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik Trade Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Pelicans Receive: Omer Asik and cash Rockets Receive: 2015 first round pick It’s been well known that ever since the Rockets singed Dwight Howard that Omer Asik has not been pleased and wanted out of Houston. It seemed as though early last season they were going to acquiesce...
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June 26, 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...
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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...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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