Omer Asik will start for the Pelicans in the season opener.
Coach Alvin Gentry suggested that Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca could split minutes at center this season.
Omer Asik scored 14 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, adding 14 rebounds, one assist and five blocks in 28 minutes.
Alvin Gentry said that he's not set on starting a true center next to Anthony Davis each game this year.
Omer Asik said he's hoping to bounce back after dealing with back, calf and ankle issues last season.
Omer Asik played through a back injury last year and "wasn't able to exercise at all" for part of the season, according to general manager Dell Demps.
Pelicans GM Dell Demps said he had a "very candid conversation" with Omer Asik after the season.
Omer Asik set a career-high with 24 points vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, hitting 10-of-13 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs with 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes.
Omer Asik did not score against the Suns on Saturday with three rebounds and one turnover in 14 minutes.
Omer Asik started at center on Wednesday but had only two points, four rebounds and three turnovers in 14 minutes as the Pelicans fell in Boston 104-97.
Omer Asik will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, sending Luke Babbitt back to the bench.
Omer Asik will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the 76ers.
Omer Asik played just four minutes during Sunday's win over the Nets, registering two points, two fouls and zero other statistics.
Omer Asik scored two points with three rebounds and two turnovers in eight minutes against the Knicks on Monday.