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Pelicans Place A Bet on Themselves

The evidence suggests that the New Orleans Pelicans believe they are a playoff team. When Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey is looking to clear cap space, teams the whole league ’round would be quite wise to dial him up and see what he’s trying to ship away. Last summer the Portland TrailBlazers got valuable bench player Thomas Robinson in exchange for the extremely...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans waive small forward Omri Casspi

Desiring a new start with another team, the New Orleans Pelicans waived small forward Omri Cassipi on Wednesday after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade earlier this month. Casspi was included in the deal in which the Pelicans acquired starting center Omer Asik from the Rockets. Casspi had a year remaining on his non-guaranteed contract valued at just more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: Omer Asik will 'help my game a lot'

There are a few mitigating circumstances – the two haven’t always been matched up one-on-one against each other, for example – but the statistics Anthony Davis has produced while facing Omer Asik in the NBA seem like misprints. During a total of four matchups vs. Asik and Houston over Davis’ two-year career, the 2014 All-Star has averaged just 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 days ago  |  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...
Via HoopStuff
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Omer Asik Trade Grade

Houston Rockets: Omer Asik Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Houston Receives: 2015 1st Round Pick New Orleans Receives: Omer Asik - The Houston Rockets have traded Omer Asik in a salary dump to the New Orleans Pelicans for a 1st round pick in next offseason’s draft. You got that? Complicated right. The Rockets covet a 3rd star to bring in next to Dwight...
Via HoopStuff
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans acquire Omer Asik from Rockets

The Houston Rockets have started their run at freeing up cap space to go after a prized free agent this summer. On Wednesday the Rockets traded center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first-round pick. That first-round pick, is for the 2015 NBA Draft, and is protected from picks 4-19. The Rockets will […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Trade Omer Asik To Pelicans

The Houston Rockets will reportedly trade backup center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans for Houston’s 2015 first round draft pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. “Houston is finalizing a deal to send Omer Asik to New Orleans, league source tells Yahoo Sports. New Orleans will send a future first-round pick to Houston for Asik, league source tells Yahoo Sports...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

10 NBA players who are most likely to be traded this season

The 10 Most Likely NBA Players To Be Traded By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. Omer Asik- C- Houston Rockets - It is obvious that Omer Asik isn’t long for Houston, as he is no long apart of the starting lineup, is barely playing and he is an excellent trade chip that they can use to fill a need, preferably at power forward. Asik for Ryan Anderson anyone? Here...
Via HoopStuff
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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