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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
Contract: view contract details
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Omer Asik (illness) will not play for Turkey at Eurobasket this summer.
Asik has been battling a gastrointestinal infection since February and the report adds that he's still getting treatment. There's no known timetable for his return, but at this point it's time to consider him questionable for the start of training camp in September. He's not a lock to be in the rotation next season and the Pelicans will obviously be shopping his awful contract. Jul 30 - 12:20 PM

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Omer Asik (illness) will not play again this season.

He was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal infection and is expected to return to basketball activities in 3-4 weeks. The Pelicans may try to move Asik's contract this summer.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 30 - 4:05 PM

Omer Asik (illness) is unlikely to play again this season.

He hasn't played since the All-Star Game due to a bacterial infection and coach Alvin Gentry didn't sound very optimistic about Asik coming back. "He went through a tough time trying to see what was wrong with him," Gentry said. "I think it’s a slim chance that he’ll be back playing this year."
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 24 - 2:17 PM

Omer Asik (illness) did not play vs. Miami on Wednesday.

The Pelicans have no use for Asik in the rotation with both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins healthy. They're counting the days until his contract expires, but they still owe him a guaranteed $33.8 million through the 2019-20 season.
Mar 15 - 11:45 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will remain on the sidelines for Tuesday's game against Portland.

Asik hasn't taken the court since Feb. 10, so we're going to flip his status to out indefinitely and stop updating him until we see some sort of signs of improvement.
Mar 13 - 5:04 PM

Omer Asik (illness) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

Asik has not appeared in a game since Feb. 10. Apparently, he is currently dealing with a bacterial infection. He should be left on waivers in all leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 10 - 11:53 AM

Omer Asik (illness) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

He's been on the injury report with this illness for over two weeks, and coach Alvin Gentry said he may be dealing with a bacterial infection. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 7 - 7:31 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's game against the Jazz.

Asik wasn't in the rotation prior to getting sick, so there are absolutely no fantasy implications with this report.
Mar 6 - 3:40 PM

Omer Asik (illness) may be dealing with a bacterial infection, according to Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry.

Gentry said that the illness could stem from Asik's trip to Mexico during the All-Star break. Even once he's healthy, however, Asik might not crack the rotation with DeMarcus Cousins in town and Alexis Ajinca playing well as a backup center.
Mar 5 - 8:45 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

He's not in the rotation and the Pelicans even went just eight deep in an overtime loss to the Spurs. The Pelicans likely want to shed Asik's contract.
Mar 4 - 4:14 PM

Omer Asik (illness) is listed as out for Friday.

He's not in the rotation. Alexis Ajinca was actually solid in his backup role because DeMarcus Cousins was suspended. The Pelicans have to be regretting their contract on Asik.
Mar 2 - 5:07 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

Asik isn't close to being in the rotation, but the Pelicans could've used the body with DeMarcus Cousins suspended. Anthony Davis is going to play a lot of center on Wednesday which could open minutes for Donatas Motiejunas.
Feb 28 - 7:26 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Thunder.

He wouldn't be in the rotation if he was healthy. The Pelicans have to be disappointed that they couldn't shed his terrible contract at the deadline.
Feb 26 - 12:58 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Mavs.

Asik is not expected to be in the rotation with DeMarcus Cousins in the fold.
Feb 24 - 6:11 PM

Omer Asik (illness) was not at practice on Thursday.

Asik is not likely to be in the rotation anyway.
Feb 23 - 12:08 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Ian Clark
3Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Tony Allen
4Jordan Crawford
SF1Darius Miller
2Solomon Hill
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik