Report: Pelicans send future first rounder for C Omer Asik

Report: Pelicans send future first rounder for C Omer Asik

Report: Pelicans send future first rounder for C Omer Asik

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Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:58 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Pelicans and Rockets have agreed to a trade involving Houston center Omer Asik.

According to Wojnarowski, the Pelicans are sending a future first-round pick and $1.5 million for Asik. 

 Asik, a 27-year-old 7-footer from Turkey, averaged just 20.2 minutes per game while backing up star center Dwight Howard, but he averaged 7.9 rebounds a game. As a starter in 2012 before Howard's arrival, he put up 10.1 points a game and 11.7 rebounds.

The Pelicans will be hoping that Asik will make up a formidable front court with budding star Anthony Davis. Last year the team suffered multiple injuries, including a year-ending one for big-man Ryan Anderson.

Asik and Davis hope to form one of the best defensive duos in the league around the basket.

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