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New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca Contract Grades

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America)   By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The New Orleans Pelicans made moves to retain their best low post pieces outside of Anthony Davis, keeping centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca in the rotations long term. While neither of them is a star caliber player by any means, nor do they rack up unfathomable numbers on a...
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AP source: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says 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. 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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Omer Asik, Pelicans Finalizing New Deal

Omer Asik and the New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a new contract. Asik was acquired from the Houston Rockets last offseason in exchange for their 2015 first round pick. The Pelicans have also expressed interest this offseason in Robin Lopez.
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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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why it might be time for Pelicans to move on from Omer Asik

With their new head coach one win away from turning his full attention to the future task at hand, the New Orleans Pelicans are ready to embark on a new era in franchise history with Alvin Gentry at the helm.And the only certainty moving forward is that Anthony Davis is the centerpiece of everything in New Orleans. No one else's return is guaranteed; the Pelicans' responsibility...
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16 days ago  |  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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