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Omer Asik
1.4 4.5 0.0
Team: New OrleansHeight: 7-0 Born: 7/4/1986
Position: F-CWeight: 255 Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
College: NoneDraft: 2nd Round 6th pick by Trail Blazers (2008)

Latest News
Nov. 20 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET23:28 GMT7:28 4:28 PM MST6:28 PM EST3:28 UAE (+1)00:2818:28 ET5:28 PM CT21:28 - New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said Asik is ready to return to the lineup Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
Analysis: Asik missed the last two games because of a stomach illness.
Nov. 3 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST7:28 UAE (+1)04:2822:28 ET9:28 PM CT1:28 - Asik is again out with a right calf strain.
Analysis: The Pelicans' starting center has played just 10 minutes this season due to the injury. He's supposedly getting closer to a return, however, as the Pelicans listed him questionable for Friday's game against Atlanta.
Oct. 8 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST19:24 UAE17:2411:24 ET10:24 AM CT14:24 - Asik returned from a strained right calf Saturday.
Analysis: Asik scored no points and grabbed one rebound in around 10 1/2 minutes in a 134-120 loss to Golden State. He appeared in 76 games for the New Orleans Pelicans last season, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
July 2 7:40 AM PT8:40 AM MT9:40 AM CT10:40 AM ET14:40 GMT22:40 7:40 AM MST9:40 AM EST18:40 UAE16:4010:40 ET9:40 AM CT13:40 - Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said contracts with Anthony Davis, along with Asik and Alexis Ajinca, and forward Dante Cunningham, are now signed.
Analysis: The 7-foot Asik, of Turkey, started all of the 76 games in which he played last season, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. The 29-year-old big man was acquired in a trade with Houston in 2014.

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