Omer Asik C NO 14 Days

Asik scored eight points (4-7 FG) and added 11 rebounds and one assist against the Lakers on Sunday.

Asik is quietly effective if you need rebounds. He is owned in about 50 percent of ESPN fantasy basketball leagues, so if you need rebounds you can count on Asik. He averages around a block a game for his career, but has been earning less than a block a game over his last seven games. If you need a big man to give you 10 rebounds and a block, Asik is your man.

Omer Asik C NO 27 Days

Asik (back) will start at center Tuesday.

He will return from a four-game absence, as the Pelicans will need his post defense against DeMarcus Cousins on Tuesday.

Omer Asik C NO 27 Days

Asik (back) is expected to play in Tuesday's game.

He has been made active for Tuesday's game, and should play as the Pelicans will surely want his post defense available against DeMarcus Cousins.

Omer Asik C NO 28 Days

Asik (back) was a partial participant in Monday's practice, the Times-Picayune's Nakia Hogan reports.

He has missed four straight games, and the Pelicans have really missed his presence. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

Omer Asik C NO 30 Days

Asik (back) is out Saturday against the Jazz.

The Pelicans' next game is Tuesday against the Kings. Asik should be considered day-to-day, while Anthony Davis, Alexis Ajinca, and Jeff Withey see more usage.

Omer Asik C NO 1 Month

Asik (back) is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

Asik was scheduled to play in Friday's game against the Nuggets but ultimately re-aggravated his lower back during warmups and sat out his third-straight game. If Asik stays sidelined Saturday, he will likely be replaced by Alexis Ajinca.

Omer Asik C NO 1 Month

Asik (back) re-aggravated his lower-back during warmups and has been ruled out for Friday's game.

Asik will be a late scratch Friday, meaning more minutes for Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis together in the frontcourt, and some run for Jeff Withey and Alexis Ajinca, but likely not enough to make them appealing plays in daily leagues. Consider Asik day-to-day.

Omer Asik C NO 1 Month

Asik (back) will play and start in Friday's game against the Nuggets, the Times-Picayune reports.

Asik has been sidelined for two-straight games but will make his return Friday. It's still unclear whether or not he'll be given a full workload, but he's always a double-double threat, even in limited minutes.

Omer Asik C NO 1 Month

Asik (back) will not play Tuesday against the Kings.

Asik continues to deal with a back injury, which will force him to sit for the second game in a row. In Monday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, Alexis Ajinca started in his place, so look for that to most likely be the case again. Also, Ryan Anderson will probably get extended playing time again, after notching 36 minutes off the bench Monday. Asik's next chance to play will be Friday against the Nuggets, but consider him as questionable.

Omer Asik C NO 1 Month

Asik (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Sacramento.

Asik sat out Monday's loss to Portland, enabling Alexis Ajinca to get the start in the frontcourt alongside Anthony Davis. Ajinca played only 16 minutes, however, while Ryan Anderson played a season-high 36 off the bench. If Asik is out again Tuesday, a similar minutes distribution should be expected.