• Pelicans’ Omer Asik out two weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Will Anthony Davis make an All-NBA team, triggering the Derrick Rose rule and giving the Pelicans big an extra $24 million over his five-year contract extension? Omer Asik‘s injury could give Davis an opportunity to accumulate numbers that impress voters. Scott Kushner of The..." February 24

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    Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner

    Alvin Gentry says Omer Asik is OUT for tonight's game. He said doctors are "projecting two weeks" he could miss. #Pelicans

  • Cavs Have Interest In Kyle Korver, Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in Kyle Korver, Tyreke Evans and Omer Asik ahead of the trade deadline. The Atlanta Hawks could be selling off parts of their core in an attempt to retool." February 09

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Omer Asik listed as questionable vs. Mavericks on Pelicans' latest injury list. They also list him starting at center.

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Omer Asik will miss tonight's game sore calf

  • Another Pelicans center down: Omer Asik out three weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pelicans will have to play Anthony Davis at center now. With backup center Alexis Ajinca already sidelined, starting center Omer Asik suffered his own injury. Pelicans release: The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that center Omer Asik is expected to miss the next three weeks with..." October 08

  • Report: Pelicans, Omer Asik finalizing 5-year deal

    CBS Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly finalizing a five-year deal with center Omer Asik. An agreement is expected before the end of Wednesday night. Asik didn't quite have the year everybody expected him to in New Orleans, but he has previously proved himself to be one of the best defensive..." July 02

  • Pelicans center Omer Asik was unable to emerge in postseason

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In the playoffs, New Orleans Pelicans starting center Omer Asik was unable to make much of a difference against the top-seeded Golden State Warriors. The Pelicans needed Asik to emerge as a rim protector, but he didn't get a block and totaled just eight points for the entire four-game series in..." May 13

  • Omer Asik and cap space in 2016

    The Bird Writes "Yesterday I took a look at what it might take to re-sign Omer Asik and how that compares to other centers in the league. Asik's cap hit projects to be outside of the top 20 highest paid centers in the NBA as early as the summer of 2016. Considering his value to the Pelicans I believe that to be..." May 11

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    New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

    .@OchsnerHealth injury update: Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) & Omer Asik (right calf strain) are both expected to play tonight vs. HOU.

  • Sources: Rockets trade Omer Asik to Pelicans

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a trade to send center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For the Rockets, this is the first step in clearing salary-cap space to pursue LeBron James or Carmelo..." June 26

  • Report: Rockets confident they can trade Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik

    Pro Basketball Talk "From the moment the Rockets signed Dwight Howard until the trade deadline, the Omer Asik trade saga went on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and… You get the idea. But through all the rumors and reports and discussions, Houston never found an acceptable deal. Though..." June 05

  • Omer Asik wants another chance to slow LaMarcus Aldridge

    Houston Chronicle "Omer Asik’s stint on LaMarcus Aldridge lasted just three minutes before he picked up his third foul and returned to the bench. He never was back on the floor with Dwight Howard again, though that could be one of the changes Kevin McHale has planned. “We are going to do some stuff differently,”..." April 22

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  • Sixers eye Rockets' Asik "nce again, there's talk that the 76ers could be the next destination for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik. reported Tuesday that the Sixers could be a landing spot for the disgruntled player. Reports in December said that Asik might be traded for Sixers power forward Thaddeus..." February 19

  • Sources: Rockets exploring Asik trades again

    CBS Sports "The Rockets have renewed efforts to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik, with the Philadelphia 76ers emerging once again as a potential landing spot, league sources told on Tuesday. The two teams engaged in serious discussions on an Asik deal in December, when the Rockets were..." February 18

  • Omer Asik continues to get into game-shape

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Omer Asik has been back for two games, and his teammates say he is getting better each day. Asik played just over 10 minutes in the Rockets’ wins over the Bucks and the Timberwolves. Against Milwaukee, he had five rebounds and against Minnesota, he had three points and six..." February 12

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    McHale says that so long as Omer Asik experiences no setbacks, he expects Omer will play tomorrow vs Bucks.

  • Omer Asik back in the gym and teammates are encouraged

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Omer Asik, who has been out the majority of the season with thigh and knee injuries, went through the team’s shootaround on Wednesday before they hosted Phoenix. Asik still hasn’t done any contact practice, but did go through some of the team’s five-on-zero drills and..." February 05

  • Omer Asik returns to practice, could return to rotation in 7-10 days

    CBS Sports "Houston Rockets center Omer Asik was back at practice with the team Wednesday and while he didn't go through full contact, coach Kevin McHale told reporters he could return to the rotation in the next 7-10 days. Asik of course has been at the center of controversy for months. On top of knee and..." February 05

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    As mentioned yesterday, Asik started on-court "active rehab" last week. That usually is step that comes week or so before limited practice.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    Francisco Garcia also back at practice after missing more than a week with knee tendinitis. Still no Smith or Asik, however.

  • Rockets GM Morey says Asik likely to finish contract with Houston

    CBS Sports "Rockets GM Daryl Morey told season ticket holders Friday that they expect Omer Asik to remain a Rocket for the duration of his contract, not just this season. The veteran center signed with Houston in 2012 expecting to be the starting center, a situation that altered when the Rockets signed Dwight..." January 26

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Omer Asik is shooting after practice. Asik has been out since Dec. 2 with thigh bruise and then knee issues.

  • Rockets likely to keep Omer Asik, Jeremy Lin

    Sporting News "A month ago, it seemed to be an inevitability. Rockets center Omer Asik was unhappy with his role behind newly signed star Dwight Howard, and had requested a trade. Now, league sources have told Sporting News that it will be increasingly difficult for Houston to move Asik, who has been out..." January 14

  • Greg Smith practices, expected back for Rockets vs. Knicks

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Greg Smith practiced on Thursday and coach Kevin McHale said he should be available for Friday night’s game against the Knicks. Center Omer Asik will not suit up, though. Asik did work out on Thursday morning, McHale said. Asik then went to see a doctor who has been monitoring..." January 03

  • Report: Rockets likely to keep Omer Asik past trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last month the Houston Rockets created a pseudo self-imposed deadline in an effort to jump-start trade talks for big man Omer Asik. Before you scoff at the idea, remember that trades and pretty much everything else business related in the NBA doesn’t get done until there is some kind of deadline..." January 03

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    While on subject, Pat Beverley and Omer Asik did not make the one-game trip.

  • Asik struggles with recovery from knee injury

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were not only still without center Omer Asik – and will not have him for the immediate future at least – they were also still unsure why he has been unable to make improvement from his injury. Asik has repeatedly been able to make strides and greatly increase workouts, but each time..." December 26

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    Howard Beck @HowardBeck

    Sources confirm Rox & Nets discussed swap of Lin/Asik for DWill, as reported by @NotoriousOHM. Source: "Nothing came of it. ... seems dead."

  • Lin near return; Asik not so much

    Houston Chronicle "After reserve point guard Jeremy Lin went through a pregame shooting drill, the Rockets did not rule him out for Saturday’s game at Detroit. Lin is considered more likely to return from his back spasms next week, but was called day-to-day. No additional issues were found with backup center..." December 21

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) practiced for a third straight day and is officially listed as probable

  • Danny Ainge won’t rush into Omer Asik deal

    Boston Herald "The Celtics, simply because of the way they have been deconstructed, are going to be mentioned whenever the next wave of trade rumors breaks. As of yesterday, Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee — both part of the alleged package of players and picks Danny Ainge was willing to send to Houston for..." December 20

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Along with Boston, Philadelphia remains very involved in the Omer Asik talks with Houston, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Rockets pull out of Asik trade talks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Omer Asik may not like it, but he’s staying a Rocket for now. Probably. After weeks of talks — not to mention media and fan speculation — Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey has looked at the trade market for Asik and decided it’s not good enough. The Rockets have pulled out of all Asik trade talks and..." December 19

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Omer Asik had to leave today to go see a doctor for his knee. Had to walk out regular entrance cause Jay Z is here tonight.

  • Rockets reportedly working to deal Omer Asik this week

    Sporting News "There appears to be a strong trade market for Houston Rockets big man Omer Asik. At least four teams — the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers — are interested in acquring him, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, and a fifth, unidentified, team..." December 18

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Omer Asik (thigh), Jeremy Lin (back), Chandler Parsons (back), Terrence Jones (flu) along with James Harden did not practice.

  • Celtics to Enter Omer Asik Sweepstakes?

    ESPN "The advice offered to us on Sunday was stern: Keep an eye on Boston. The Celtics possess two players in different salary ranges that would presumably fit in useful ways next to Dwight Howard: Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. The Celts also have a spare first-round draft pick or two to plug into any..." December 16

  • Rockets' Asik trade situation coming into focus

    Houston Chronicle "With just five shopping days remaining, the contract of his unhappy, defensive-minded Turkish center is burning a hole in Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's pocket. The winter closeout sale, his own version of the trade deadline, begins Sunday. And general managers who might be interested in..." December 15

  • Rockets may have Asik "deal in place," report says

    The Dream Shake "The Rockets reportedly have a deal in place to move Omer Asik by next Thursday, Sam Amick reports. The trade winds have been swirling for a while, but today they seem to have more finality as the Rockets may have a deal in place to trade Omer Asik, Sam Amick reports. The Rockets have been..." December 14

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    ICYMI: Rockets will trade Asik next Wednesday or Thursday. And do not discount Cleveland/Varejao. Would be perfect fit next to Howard.

  • Rockets tried dealing Asik to Bobcats for picks

    Grantland "A week from now, Omer Asik will very likely be on another NBA team. The Rockets have set a December 19 deadline by which they'd like to trade him, and according to sources all over the league and all around the Asik talks, Houston plans to adhere to that deadline. As lefty enthusiast Marc..." December 13

  • Rockets' Asik switching agents, hiring powerful Tellem

    CBS Sports "Disgruntled Rockets center Omer Asik is changing agents, switching from Andy Miller to Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, league sources told on Tuesday. Asik's decision to change agents was first reported on Twitter by the Turkish basketball site He must submit..." December 10

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    No surprise, but Kelvin Sampson confirms Omer Asik (thigh contusion) will be out vs. Portland.

  • Sixers a 'viable' destination for Asik, according to report

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers provide optimal conditions as a trade partner with the Rockets and a landing spot for Omer Asik. The Philadelphia 76ers are a "viable destination" for Omer Asik and an accessible trade partner for the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. There are, Stein..." December 08

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing this strong: Rockets determined to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19 at latest and have ramped up discussions with potential trade partners

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Omer Asik out a week with a bruised right thigh. Will be re-evaluated then.

  • Report: Rockets asking for two first round picks in any trade for Omer Asik

    Pro Basketball Talk "We told you that the Rockets were more than willing to deal troubled big man Omer Asik, but that the asking price was extremely high — so high, in fact, that one rival GM called Houston “delusional” in terms of what the team was expecting to net in return on the open market. Now we have word of..." December 01

  • Report: Rockets asking price for Omer Asik “delusional”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Yes, the Houston Rockets are looking to trade Omer Asik and they almost certainly will before the trade deadline. However it’s likely not happening soon because the difference between what the Rockets see as his value and other teams are willing to give up for him are not in the same zip code...." November 30

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