Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Coach Alvin Gentry acknowledged Friday that Asik (illness) is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season, ESPN.com's Justin Verrier reports. "[Asik] will be gearing toward the summer and next year, really," Gentry said.

EDGE Analysis

Asik has been held out since the All-Star break while recovering from a bacterial infection, which caused him to shed a significant amount of weight. It seems he's still having difficultly getting back in playing condition, and since the Pelicans haven't been relying on him in their rotation for much of the season, there's little incentive to rush him back before the campaign draws to a close in mid-April. Asik, who still has three years remaining on the five-year, $57.7 million pact he inked with the Pelicans in July of 2015, averaged 2.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game over 31 appearances in 2016-17.

Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Asik has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Rockets.

EDGE Analysis

Asik is still dealing with the lingering effects of a bacterial infection and will miss yet another game, as he's been sidelined since the All-Star break. He's yet to be given any timetable for a return and should continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. His next opportunity to take the court will be Sunday against the Nuggets.

Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Asik (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's tilt with the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

Asik continues to miss time as he recovers from a bacterial infection which has sidelined him since the All-Star break. His next opportunity to take the court will come Thursday against the Rockets. When he is cleared to return, the center will likely play in an extremely limited role.

Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Asik (illness) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asik has been sidelined since the All-Star break while recovering from a bacterial infection. It's uncertain when the Pelicans can expect him to back at full health, but Asik won't be under consideration for a rotation spot for coach Alvin Gentry in any event.

Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Asik (illness) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Rockets.

EDGE Analysis

The designation comes from the Pelicans' game notes, which aren't always the most reliable source, but in the case of Asik, it seems somewhat safe not to expect him to suit up Friday. He's been ruled out of every game since the All-Star break while battling a bacterial infection and is still working to regain conditioning, so it may be a while before the team clears him to play again.

Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Asik (illness) will remain out Wednesday against the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

Asik continues to be listed as out with an "illness" designation, but the plodding big man has not seen action in a game since Feb. 10. At this point, even when he's healthy, Asik would not be a part of Alvin Gentry's rotation.

Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Asik (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers.

EDGE Analysis

Monday's absence will mark a tenth straight game on the sidelines for Asik, who's been dealing with a bacterial infection. He remains without any sort of timetable for a return, so he'll continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis following Monday's contest. Asik won't be a part of the team's regular rotation once healthy, but his next shot to return will be Wednesday against the Heat.

Omer Asik
C NOP
4 months ago

Asik (illness) will not play in Saturday's game against the Hornets, reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asik is still dealing with a bacterial infection and will now miss his ninth straight game as a result. Even when Asik is healthy enough to return to the floor, however, the big man will likely have a hard time finding minutes as he has played his way out of the team's rotation.

Omer Asik
C NOP
5 months ago

Asik (illness) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Justin Verrier of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asik continues to work his way back to full strength, as a bacterial infection has kept him sidelined ever since the All-Star break. His next opportunity to take the court will be Saturday against the Hornets, but even when 100 percent healthy, Asik will likely struggle to field minutes, as he's not a part of the team's regular rotation.

Omer Asik
C NOP
5 months ago

Asik (illness) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Jazz.

EDGE Analysis

Asik will be missing his seventh consecutive game due to illness, but his absence hasn't impacted the Pelican's rotation much. His status for Wednesday's game against the Raptors is up in the air at this point.