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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
7 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
10 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
23 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant says Anthony Davis is a future MVP

Kevin Durant won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award last season, and is expected to be one of the candidates for the foreseeable future. It’s not too strange to hear an MVP talk about other players that could win the award in the future, but Durant believes that one player in particular will win the award without a doubt. That player would be New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony...
Via Sports-Glory
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 25, 2014  |  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
July 24, 2014  |  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
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA executive calls out Rockets GM for arrogance

(Credit: outsidetheboxscore.com) The Houston Rockets missed out on basically everyone in free agency, and the blame seems to be coming from all directions. One anonymous front-office executive said in more or less words that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s arrogance is the reason Houston failed miserably trying to sign players. Per ESPN: Daryl wants everyone to think he...
Via Sports-Kings
July 17, 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...
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

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

Asik to Pelicans for 2015 1st Round Pick

Davis and Asik, two of the best defensive big men in the league, will be teaming up come next season …And the mission to clear cap space begins for the Houston Rockets. It’s no secret that the Rockets are looking to acquire Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James or both should they have the cap space to do so. Before they could really be taken seriously at all by both free agents,...
Via In The Neutral Zone
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Trade Omer Asik to Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans traded a 2015 1st round draft pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for defensive minded Omer Asik. Together with Anthony Davis, the Pelicans have a formidable defense around the rim, and will look to make a playoff run this season. The Rockets clear cap space they need to target Carmelo Anthony or maybe even LeBron James. Jeremy Lin should be the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Trade Omer Asik To Pelicans For 2015 First-Round Pick

After many months of trying to trade Omer Asik in order to clear cap space, the Houston Rockets finally have found a deal that works. Houston traded the 7-foot rim protector to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a 2015 first-round pick, according to reports. The deal would seem to end the rumors that the 27-year-old could be traded to the Boston Celtics. The Rockets have...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Top contender in free agency sweepstakes?

The Houston Rockets managed to pry Dwight Howard away from the L.A. Lakers, now, they appear poised to be making another run at Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. The Rockets pulled the trigger on Omer Asik yesterday, trading away the disgruntled big man to the New Orleans Pelicans for cash and a 2015, conditional, first-round pick. That move in and of itself frees up about...
Via Route4Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets To Trade Omer Asik To Pelicans

The Houston Rockets have started their salary cap purge and Omer Asik is the first victim.  Houston was finally able to move Asik according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston is finalizing a deal to send Omer Asik to New Orleans, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2014 The Rockets will get the Pelicans first round pick in 2015. The Pelicans...
Via Thacover2
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where you can forget about Asik coming to Boston

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a trade to send center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For the Rockets...
Via Red's Army
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets may not trade Jeremy Lin

The Houston Rockets agreed to trade big man Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans last night in exchange for a future first round pick, and many have been expecting them to trade point guard Jeremy Lin as well. According to a report from Rotoworld, the Rockets will not trade Lin unless they are able to land either Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James when free agency opens up. They would...
Via Sports-Glory
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Asik to New Orleans

Asik signed with Houston during the 2012 offseason. Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a trade sending center Omer Asik and some cash to the Pelicans in exchange for a 2015 draft pick. Asik was already involved in lots of trade rumors, as he wanted out of Houston, and the Rockets were looking to unload some cap space in order...
Via The League News
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Trade Omer Asik To Pelicans For 2015 1st Rounder

The Houston Rockets have traded Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first round pick. The Rockets will also $1.5 million cash to the Pelicans as part of the deal, which won't become official until after July 1. Asik has been on the trade block since the Rockets signed Dwight Howard last July. The Rockets are attempting to clear cap space to sign either LeBron James...
Via RealGM
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets trade Omer Asik to Pelicans for future first-round pick

The Houston Rockets traded center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston is finalizing a deal to send Omer Asik to New Orleans, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2014 New Orleans will send a future first-round pick to Houston for Asik, league source...
Via Sports-Glory
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

HOU trades Asik to NO for a future pick

Houston is finalizing a deal to send Omer Asik to New Orleans, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2014New Orleans will send a future first-round pick to Houston for Asik, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Deal will give Rockets cap space.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2014For the Rockets, this is Step 1 in clearing the...
Via Celtics Life
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets trade Omer Asik to the Pelicans

Photo Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP As the Houston Rockets prepare for their run at marquee free agents like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, one main obstacle that sat in their way was unloading the salaries of center Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Apparently, they have leaped over one of those obstacles, as the team has reportedly traded Asik to the New Orleans Pelican for a future first...
Via Pass The Pill
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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