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Omer Asik | Center | #3

Team: Chicago Bulls
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 scored two points with two rebounds in his first game with the Bulls this season.
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Omer Asik has been traded to the Bulls.

Asik spent his first two seasons in the NBA with the Bulls, but he didn't play much then and we don't expect that to change now. He's on the books for $11.8M next season and then the Bulls can use an early-termination option for his contract to make him a free agent for the 2019-20 season. He can be left on the wavier wire everywhere.
Feb 1 - 1:25 PM

Omer Asik contributed with four points across seven minutes off the bench on Sunday against the Clippers.

Asik also grabbed three rebounds while posting a team-best plus-12 rating in his limited duty. The 31-year-old Turk will see sporadic minutes in the NOLA frontcourt now that DeMarcus Cousins is done for the season, but he still only moves the needle for fantasy owners in the deepest of leagues at this point unless further disaster strikes the Pelicans.
Jan 28 - 7:44 PM

Omer Asik made his season debut on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with one rebound in 11 minutes of action.

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has had nothing but praise for Asik's efforts to return from a severe illness. "The guy lost almost 30 pounds," Gentry said recently. "To just get the weight back on and then to be able to get on the court at all has been a real, real battle." It's great to see Asik healthy and active, but he's not a fantasy factor while New Orleans is at full strength.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Coach Alvin Gentry said that Omer Asik (illness) is "getting really close" to returning to game action.

Asik hasn't appeared in a game since February of last season. He was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and lost 30 pounds over the course of a few months. "He's getting really close, I think, to being able to play a few minutes here and there," Gentry said. "He hasn't been able to run or condition or anything like that. Even when he's released to play, it's going to take a while for him to be able to play anything other than really short spurts." Even when fully healthy, Asik has limited fantasy value. He should be left on waivers in all leagues.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 09:11:00 AM

Omer Asik (illness) is not expected to play on Wednesday.

The good news is he is active for this game. Asik likely won't see minutes while the Pelicans are healthy and in close games.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Omer Asik (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

This is the first time Asik has been hit with the questionable-tag this season, but regardless of his playing status, he won't be receiving enough minutes in New Orleans while Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are healthy to make an impact in fantasy hoops.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 12:16:00 PM

Omer Asik (illness) was present during Tuesday's practice and head coach Alvin Gentry said he hopes to have Asik back on the court "at some point this year."

Asik has been dealing with a pretty severe illness, so it's nice to see that he's at least at the point where he can attend practices. That said, the Pelicans are in no rush to get him back, and he won't play much at all once cleared as long as Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are healthy, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all settings.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 05:13:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Omer Asik (ankylosing spondylitis, irritable bowel syndrome) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against Chicago.

Asik has been dealing with a pretty serious illness since February, and there's a chance he might not play at all this season. The last report we had was that he was being treated for Crohn's disease in Minnesota, but it's worth noting that while his symptoms are similar to Crohn's disease, that hasn't been the official diagnosis to this point. We wish Asik the best in his recovery.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 05:00:00 PM

Omer Asik is currently in Minnesota being treated for Crohn's disease, and while he's made improvements, he's still not ready to play basketball.

It's unclear if Asik will be able to take the court this season, but we wish him the best in his recovery. The majority of the frontcourt minutes in New Orleans will be divvied up between Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, with guys like Cheik Diallo, Alexis Ajinca and Dante Cunningham fighting over the scraps.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Omer Asik (illness) still has no timetable for a return.

He's been battling a gastrointestinal infection since February and won't be with the Pelicans during training camp. With Cheick Diallo impressing during the offseason, he's likely earned some backup minutes behind DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. As for Asik, he couldn't be any further off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 01:46:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 12:20:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 04:05:00 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."
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 02:17:00 PM

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SG1Zach LaVine
2Justin Holiday
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4Sean Kilpatrick
SF1Paul Zipser
2Denzel Valentine
3David Nwaba
4Jarell Eddie
PF1Lauri Markkanen
2Bobby Portis
3Noah Vonleh
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio
3Omer Asik