Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
2 months ago

Asik had two points (1-2 FG), four rebounds, and one assist in eight minutes during Wednesday's 123-114 win over the Nuggets.

EDGE Analysis

Asik has appeared in three straight contests and four of the last seven. This was his lowest share of playing time in any of these appearances, but that likely had to do with the fact that the Nuggets were playing smaller lineups for most of the game. Asik, who is battling Crohn's disease, may continue to see an uptick in minutes while Anthony Davis (groin) is out. However, it's also possible Asik has leapfrogged sophomore big man Cheick Diallo, who has been a healthy scratch for four straight games now.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
2 months ago

Asik (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Spurs but "probably won't play", Will Guillory of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asik has been battling Crohn's disease, which has rendered him unable to play so far this season. While it's still unlikely he'll see the floor Wednesday, this represents a significant step in his progress.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
2 months ago

Asik (illness) has been upgrade to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Will Guillory of the Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Alvin Gentry mentioned on Tuesday that he hoped to have Asik take the court at some point this year and while that made it seem like Asik was still going to be out for some time, he's now surprisingly being considered for a return just a day later. The big man has been working through Crohn's disease and even if he were to be cleared, he likely wouldn't see anything more than a handful of minutes. Fantasy owners will likely want to steer clear until a defined role is set.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
2 months ago

Coach Alvin Gentry said he intends to get Asik (illness) on the court at some point this year, Will Guillory of the Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asik has yet to see the floor this year, as he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease prior to the season. It definitely doesn't sound like Asik is nearing a return, but coach Gentry does still plan to have him available at some point this year. For now, Asik can still be considered out indefinitely and even when he does return, he likely won't become a fantasy contributor behind the likes of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Asik (illness) remains out indefinitely and will not play Wednesday against the Wolves, Wolves' radio voice Alan Horton reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asik was diagnosed with Crohn's disease a few weeks before the start of the season and has been away from the team receiving treatment. The Pelicans haven't provided much in the way of an update, but there's no evidence to suggest that Asik will be back on the court anytime soon.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Asik (illness) will not play Sunday against the Lakers.

EDGE Analysis

Circumstances around Asik's illness are still somewhat unclear, and at this point it's difficult to predict when he might be activated. There's been no indication that Asik will be back on the floor, let alone in the rotation, anytime soon, rendering him an afterthought in most leagues.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Asik (illness) is out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies and remains without a timetable for a return.

EDGE Analysis

Though he technically hasn't been ruled out past Wednesday, Asik remains without a timetable for a return while he's currently being treated for Crohn's disease. In his absence, Alexis Ajinca should be the primary backup to DeMarcus Cousins at center.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
4 months ago

Asik is currently being treated for Crohn's disease and remains without a timetable for a return, Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asik was limited to 31 games last season due to a bacterial infection and he's now been diagnosed with Crohn's disease. While GM Dell Demps said there's been some improvements with Asik's health, he also mentioned that "he's not ready to play basketball", so it appears Asik could still be out for quite some time. For now, it seems unlikely he'll be ready for the start of the season, though further word on his availability should be released as he progresses in his recovery.

Omer Asik
PF/C NOP
10 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
PF/C NOP
10 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.