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Omer Asik | Center

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Turkey
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Omer Asik played 10 minutes in the starting lineup against the Suns on Wednesday with three rebounds and one block.
Exhibit O of how starting doesn't mean everything in fantasy. Asik has almost no fantasy value. Why did the Pelicans sign him this summer again? Nov 26 - 2:04 AM

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Omer Asik's disappointing season continued with two points, four rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes vs. the Suns.

He is a combined 1-of-6 from the field all season, has seven DNPs, and has played 20+ minutes just twice. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 22 - 9:01 PM

Omer Asik didn't log any attempts from the field in a start on Friday, scoring one point at the line with seven rebounds in 12 minutes.

There's no reason to play him more than this. Asik tends to make Anthony Davis worse and he's not the same defender he was three years ago either.
Nov 21 - 12:45 AM

Omer Asik and Anthony Davis will start against the Spurs on Friday.

Asik is likely going to guard Tim Duncan and AD will be on LaMarcus Aldridge. Asik isn't a great value in almost any league.
Nov 20 - 7:12 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will play against the Spurs on Friday.

He's probably going to start. Asik was playing about three six-minute stints per game and should be close to 20 total minutes tonight. With Asik back, we'll see less Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca at the five tonight.
Nov 20 - 6:50 PM

Omer Asik (illness) is expected to play vs. the Spurs on Friday.

Asik has been sidelined for the past two games, but he is reportedly feeling a lot better. Alexis Ajinca will lose most of his value if Asik returns, so his owners should start looking at other options. Asik is an exciting fantasy asset and is only worth a look if you're desperate for boards.
Nov 20 - 12:12 PM

Omer Asik (illness) is questionable to play Friday against the Spurs.

Asik has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a stomach bug, and there haven't been any positive updates on the big man up to this point. Hopefully we get a better idea of his status following Friday morning's shootaround, but if he's unable to go, Ryan Anderson and Alexis Ajinca would be forced into heavy minutes for a Pelicans team that has been devastated by injuries.
Nov 19 - 4:21 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

It'll be Alexis Ajinca in the starting lineup, but there will be a lot of Dante Cunningham and Ryan Anderson at the five.
Nov 18 - 7:36 PM

Omer Asik (illness) is unlikely to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

Yikes. That means we'll likely see a lot of Ryan Anderson and Dante Cunningham at the five. Alexis Ajinca will likely be getting the start, but he was firmly in the doghouse last night and is not a fantasy option.
Nov 18 - 6:35 PM

Omer Asik (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

With both Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Asik questionable tonight, Ryan Anderson could be forced into heavy minutes with Alexis Ajinca also seeing some increased opportunity for playing time. If Davis is out, Eric Gordon and Anderson will be very busy on offense. Stay tuned.

Omer Asik (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and Dante Cunningham will start in his place.

Asik can't catch a break as he is just now getting his legs under him after a calf injury forced him to miss several games at the beginning of the season. Consider Asik questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.
Nov 17 - 8:03 PM

Omer Asik was not effective for the Pelicans during Sunday's loss to the Knicks, grabbing just one rebound while failing to register any other statistics during his 13 minutes of playing time.

Omer is a pretty unattractive fantasy option as he basically only rebounds, and today he wasn’t even able to do that. He’s not worth owning in standard formats.
Nov 15 - 4:15 PM

Omer Asik (calf) started at center and had four points, eight rebounds and three turnovers in 21 minutes on Wednesday, making his third appearance of the season.

He used a heating pad on the bench and was limited to five-minute stints, but the Pelicans almost had to deploy him with Anthony Davis (hip) and Kendrick Perkins (pectoral) on the shelf. Asik is a shaky option in the best of circumstances, and right now he's unusable in standard leagues.
Nov 11 - 11:32 PM

Omer Asik started despite a calf injury on Tuesday, but hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points, five rebounds and a block in 16 minutes.

Alexis Ajinca played just five minutes and can be forgotten, while Asik hasn't exactly been killing it this season. If Anthony Davis is going to miss time with his hip injury, it's possible Asik will come on some, but he's far from a must-own player at this point.
Nov 10 - 11:59 PM

Omer Asik (calf) will start on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

Asik has only played once this season and is having a lot of trouble with his calf, so his minutes should be really low tonight. His return will push Alexis Ajinca to the bench, but neither player is worth using tonight.
Nov 10 - 6:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Ish Smith
3Toney Douglas
4Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Dante Cunningham
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Tyreke Evans
5Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins