Omer Asik C  #3

Current Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Born: Jul 4, 1986 (28 years old)

Birthplace: Bursa, Marmara (Turkey)

Nationality: Turkey

Height: 7-0 (213cm)     Weight: 255 (116kg)

Hand: Right

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (New Orleans Pelicans)

Free Agent: UFA-2015

Current Agent: Arn Tellem

Draft Entry: 2008 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 2, Pick 6, Portland Trail Blazers

Draft Rights Trade: POR to CHI, Jun 26, 2008

Pre-Draft Team: Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey)

Omer Asik News

Rockets Trade Omer Asik To Pelicans For 1st Rounder
Omer Asik has been on the trade block since the Rockets signed Dwight Howard last July.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Howard, Harden Prepared To Recruit Carmelo For Rockets
The Rockets will need to unload the expiring contracts of Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin to clear most of the space required to sign Carmelo Anthony.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Morey Doesn't Anticipate Big Move To Trade Asik, Lin
Daryl Morey does not anticipate a major move that could include Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Rockets Glad To Still Have Omer Asik
The Rockets were unable to find a worthy trade for Omer Asik to balance their roster and instead kept him as an insurance policy.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Rockets Pick Up Omer Asik Trade Talks With 76ers
Sources say the Rockets continue to seek a first round pick for Omer Asik.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Rockets No Longer Interested In Trading For Deron Williams
The Rockets are no longer interested in dealing for Deron Williams due to his health.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Rockets Unsure Why Omer Asik Has Lacked Progress From Knee Injury
The Rockets have sent Omer Asik for multiple MRI exams and another expert to get an idea of why the problem has remained persistent.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Rockets, Nets Briefly Discussed Deron Williams For Asik, Lin Trade
The Nets and Rockets discussed a trade of Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik for Deron Williams.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Rockets Call Off Omer Asik Trade Talks
The Rockets have called off trade talks involving Omer Asik ahead of their self-imposed deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets Prepared To Reevaluate Options With Omer Asik If No Trade Found By End Of Thursday
If the Rockets are unable to agree to terms on a trade of Omer Asik, they will reset trade talks entirely.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Checked In With Rockets On Trade Of Gasol For Asik
The Rockets nearly acquired Pau Gasol in a vetoed trade in 2011.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Celtics, Rockets Discuss Asik For Bass, Lee, 1st Round Pick
Courtney Lee, Brandon Bass and Dwight Howard played together with the Magic and could be reunited with a Omer Asik trade.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Source: Blazers Identified As 'Wild Card' For Omer Asik
The Blazers are in trade talks with the Rockets for Omer Asik, a league source told RealGM's Andrew Perna.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Celtics, 76ers, Hawks, Cavs Discussing Omer Asik Trade With Rockets
The Hawks, Celtics, Cavaliers and 76ers are pursuing Omer Asik in trade scenarios with the Rockets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Celtics Could Become Trade Candidate For Omer Asik
The Celtics have two power forwards that would fit next to Howard in Jeff Green and Brandon Bass, while they also possess a plethora of first round picks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rockets Sought Two First Round Picks, Swap In Third Draft From Bobcats For Omer Asik
The Rockets continue to search for a major return for Omer Asik.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Rockets Believed To Prefer Omer Asik For Paul Millsap Trade With Hawks
The Hawks signed Paul Millsap to a two-year, $19 million deal in the offseason, which is considered one of the NBA's best bargains.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Cavaliers In Mix For Omer Asik
The Rockets are poised to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 18 or Dec. 19.

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Omer Asik To Change Agents, Hire Arn Tellem
Omer Asik has filed paperwork to drop Andy Miller and hire Arn Tellem as his new NBA agent.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Rockets Increase Omer Asik Talks, Hope For Trade By Dec. 19
The Rockets hope to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19, which would allow players involved to be dealt again before the deadline.

Marc Stein/ESPN

GM: Rockets Have 'Delusional' Asking Price For Omer Asik
The Rockets have struggled in finding a package that merits Omer Asik on-court value due to his $15 million salary for next season.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Omer Asik Ready To Play Again
When asked if he still wanted to be traded, Omer Asik declined to comment.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Source: Shumpert Underwent Knee Surgery In Summer, Being Shopped For Rondo, Asik
Iman Shumpert is currently being packaged by the Knicks in proposed trades for Rajon Rondo and Omer Asik.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Howard, Parsons Understand Asik's Frustration Amid Trade Request
Chandler Parsons said Omer Asik has been fine to all his teammates in the locker room.

Jenny Dial Creech/Houston Chronicle

Rockets Unlikely To Quickly Find Trade For Omer Asik With High Asking Price
The Rockets are engaged in trade talks with multiple teams on Omer Asik, but the asking price of Daryl Morey has been far too high for a deal to get completed.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Omer Asik Requests Trade From Rockets
Omer Asik is unhappy with his playing time with the Rockets playing Dwight Howard at center.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Rockets' Officials Insisting Omer Asik Isn't Available In Trade
The Rockets have kept Omer Asik and started him with Dwight Howard in the frontcourt.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rockets Committed To Figuring Out Jumbo Lineup Of Howard, Asik
The Rockets showed some flashes of quality with the pairing, but they also struggled with rotations on defense and spacing on offense.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Morey Stresses Rockets' Roster Remains Work In Progress
Omer Asik is the player on the Rockets' roster most likely to be dealt by Daryl Morey.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Omer Asik Not Focused On Trade Request
Omer Asik did not comment about his reported trade request this offseason.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

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