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.
Omer Asik is feeling healthier than he was earlier in the season.
Omer Asik grabbed 15 boards against the Pacers on Thursday with two points and one turnover in 24 minutes.
Omer Asik scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting vs. the Heat on Tuesday with nine boards and one steal in 21 minutes.
Omer Asik pummeled the Clippers on Sunday for 15 points, 14 rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes of action, making 6-of-9 FGs and 3-of-5 FTs in the Pelicans' upset win.
Omer Asik was benched to begin the second half on Wednesday, going scoreless with one rebound, two assists and one steal in six minutes.