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Omer Asik | Center | #3

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Turkey
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (6) / POR
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Omer Asik (illness) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
He's dealing with a pretty severe illness, and he might not play at all this season. Oct 17 - 3:13 PM

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Alexis Ajinca (right knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's season opener against the Grizzlies.

This is the first we're hearing of a knee injury for Ajinca, and it's unclear how long this knee issue will keep him on the sidelines. With both Omer Asik (illness) and Ajinca unavailable for the season opener, DeMarcus Cousins figures to earn heavy minutes at the five-spot, with Cheik Diallo earning most of the reserve minutes there.
Oct 17 - 3:11 PM

The Pelicans have reportedly inquired about the availability of Brook Lopez.

New Orleans wants to add a true center to the roster, so in addition to having "advanced talks" with the 76ers regarding Jahlil Okafor, they're also interested in potentially bringing in Lopez. If one of these trades does come to fruition, the Pelicans will also likely be unloading Alexis Ajinca or Omer Asik, but changing the jersey won't really alter those guys non-existent fantasy values. Lopez could take a minor hit if he winds up in New Orleans, but it wouldn't significantly alter his outlook.
Feb 6 - 5:09 PM

Alexis Ajinca picked up a DNP-CD on Monday vs. Dallas.

Omer Asik was also a DNP-CD as the Pelicans opted to play small with Anthony Davis at center. Ajinca should be back in the rotation on Wednesday vs. the Clippers, but he's not a great fantasy asset for obvious reasons.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:34:00 AM

Alexis Ajinca was benched to begin the third quarter on Wednesday, finishing a home loss with one rebound and no other stats in just five minutes.

Omer Asik also went scoreless in just nine minutes off the bench, whereas Terrence Jones (21 points in 34 minutes) benefited from coach Alvin Gentry's small-ball approach. Do not hesitate to cut Ajinca immediately.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca played his best game of the season vs. the Spurs on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, eight rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 27 minutes.

The Pelicans lost despite Ajinca's efforts and they have yet to defeat a Southwest Division opponent with an 0-6 record on the season. Omer Asik was a DNP-CD tonight for the second time in three games, and Ajinca has stealthily crept onto the fantasy radar. Over the past five games he's averaging 6.6 points, 6.0 boards, 0.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:12:00 PM

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