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Omer Asik | Center | #3

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Turkey
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (6) / POR
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Omer Asik started the third quarter over Alexis Ajinca on Thursday.
Ajinca had three fouls in five minutes. That moved made very little sense against Joel Embiid. Dec 8 - 9:34 PM

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Omer Asik will come off the bench on Thursday.

He hasn't scored a field goal since Friday, but obviously Asik isn't in the lineup for offense. He has veery little upside regardless.
Dec 8 - 7:23 PM

Omer Asik made another start on Tuesday and had his first double-double of the season with 10 points, 11 boards, a steal and a block on 4-of-6 shooting in 26 minutes.

He's been pretty useless thus far, despite starting, and hadn't hit double figures in either points or rebounds in his previous six games. And in his three previous games double-digit rebounding games, he scored a total of zero points in them. He belongs on waiver wires, despite tonight's heroics. The Lakers have a way of giving things up to guys they shouldn't.
Nov 29 - 10:32 PM

Omer Asik and Tim Frazier will start again on Saturday against the Hornets.

It's the same lineup as Friday with Anthony Davis, Dante Cunningham and E'Twaun Moore. Asik doesn't have value, but Terrence Jones is an interesting option even in a bench role.
Nov 19 - 6:19 PM

Omer Asik played 13 minutes in a start against the Lakers on Saturday with two points and five rebounds.

Coach Alvin Gentry loves him too much. Asik doesn't even rebound the ball too well these days and he's slower on rotations, too. He isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Nov 12 - 9:23 PM

Tim Frazier, E'Twaun Moore, Dante Cunningham, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik will start against the Lakers on Saturday.

Back on Thursday, the Bucks tweeted out this lineup, but it turned out to be different. This time, it's coming from the Pelicans, so it holds a little more weight. We wouldn't 100 percent believe this, but it looks like it'll stick.
Nov 12 - 6:19 PM

Omer Asik started on Monday vs. the Warriors and played 14 minutes, scoring eight points with six rebounds.

He was averaging 1.5 points and 6.7 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game prior to Monday, and his playing time is going to fluctuate based on the matchups. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 8 - 1:13 AM

Omer Asik will move into the starting lineup on Monday vs. Golden State, sending Terrence Jones to the bench.

Asik is averaging 1.5 points and 6.7 rebounds this season. Yeah, good luck with that.
Nov 7 - 9:56 PM

Omer Asik started the second half of Wednesday's game and wound up with 11 rebounds and two assists, though he failed to score in 35 minutes.

The Grizzlies present a good matchup for Asik, size-wise, and there's no cause for excitement here. Asik hadn't played more than 17 minutes prior to this game and his role is likely to shrink in a hurry vs. the Suns on Friday.
Nov 2 - 11:44 PM

Omer Asik moved to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Bucks and scored five points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

The Pelicans are going to play the matchups this season, so he could be back in the starting unit soon. Regardless, he belongs on the waiver wire.
Nov 1 - 11:10 PM

Dante Cunningham will replace Omer Asik in the starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Asik had started each of the Pelicans first three games but has been ineffective. He scored a grand total of just four points in those three contests. He belongs on the waiver wire.
Nov 1 - 7:40 PM

Alvin Gentry said that he's considering tweaking his starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Bucks.

Gentry said he's contemplating the lineup change to help deal with Milwaukee's length, but wouldn't say who would be entering the starting unit. If a change is made, Omer Asik would be the most likely guy to see a demotion, which could allow either Terrence Jones or Dante Cunningham to enter the starting unit. We'll confirm the Pelicans' starters prior to tip-off, so stay tuned.

Omer Asik started on Saturday after being bench for the second half on Friday, but didn't score and pulled in seven boards in 15 minutes.

Asik isn't worth owning whether he's starting or not.
Oct 30 - 12:35 AM

Omer Asik will start against the Spurs on Saturday.

He was benched on for the second half on Friday because he can't hang with the Warriors. We should see a number of lineups with Anthony Davis at the five with Dante Cunningham and Terrence Jones mixed in.
Oct 29 - 2:30 PM

Omer Asik was benched at halftime vs. the Warriors on Friday, finishing with two points, three rebounds and one block in eight minutes.

This is going to happen a lot this season for arguably the worst starting center in the league. The Pelicans are a much better team when they shift Anthony Davis to center, so Asik belongs on the wire in almost all leagues.
Oct 29 - 12:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1E'Twaun Moore
2Buddy Hield
3Reggie Williams
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Solomon Hill
3Quincy Pondexter
4Dante Cunningham
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca