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New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Toughest Games For 2014-15

The New Orleans Pelicans are all in on making the 2015 playoffs. After trading three first-rounders for Jrue Holiday and Omer Asik in the last two drafts, the Pelicans have mortgaged their future for immediate success while banking on the future superstardom of Anthony Davis. The roster still has many questions, most importantly regarding perimeter […] New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Toughest...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stat Central: The Value Of Rim Protection

The general wisdom in the NBA is that rim protection is extremely valuable, which is why someone like Omer Asik got paid by the Houston Rockets $24 million over three years and why the New Orleans Pelicans were willing to part with a first-round draft pick to pair him up with Anthony Davis. Roy Hibbert, […] Stat Central: The Value Of Rim Protection - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit ...
Via NBA Draft Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

New Orleans Pelicans: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Trot Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Moves Made Traded for Omer Asik Signed Patric Young Let Anthony Morrow and Jason Smith Walk Traded for Russ Smith on draft night Strongest: Trading for Omer Asik Asik provides an elite rebounding and defensive presence alongside Anthony Davis, which gives the Pelicans...
Via HoopStuff
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former teammates weigh in on NOLA addition of Omer Asik

The usage of analytics to evaluate NBA players has made incredible strides in recent years, gaining near-universal acceptance, but the data still has a ways to go before it can accurately measure every aspect of the game. Case in point: 7-foot, 255-pound center Omer Asik, who was traded to New Orleans from Houston this summer. In 103 career starts, all but two with the Rockets,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 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
July 15, 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...
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

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 Likely To Trade Omer Asik To Sixers In 3 Team Deal

The countdown for a Omer Asik trade from the Rockets is officially on. As we reported a few weeks ago, Rockets GM Daryl Morey reportedly wanted to have Asik traded between Dec 15-19. According to the Houston Chronicle, the  framework of a three-team deal may be already in place. Morey would not discuss his plans, but a person with knowledge of the Rockets’ thinking said Morey...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 16, 2013  |  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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