TAG: Omer Asik

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Anthony Davis Is Thrilled At Omer Asik’s Stated Desire To Just Defend, Rebound

Anthony Davis, Omer Asik

There was some debate in 2012 as to whether or not Anthony Davis the draft prospect could play both spots in the frontcourt. Rail thin and mostly subsisting on offense at the rim in his lone season at Kentucky, the uninitiated feared that Davis – a blue-chip prospect regardless – was too lithe to be a center and not skilled enough to be a power forward. But those concerns were always unfounded, and Davis has rendered them completely irrelevant two years later after bulking up to nearly 240 pounds and showing rare range and driving ability for a player of his length. Read More »

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 11:45 am

Anthony Davis May Make Yet Another Leap Next Season

Anthony Davis

After just two seasons in the NBA, New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis has already established himself as an up and coming superstar in the league. The scariest part for the rest of the NBA? He may be poised to make another leap next season. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 25, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Report: Pelicans Trade Pick To Rockets For Asik

Omer Asik, Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans have found a center to pair with Anthony Davis, and the Houston Rockets seem one step closer to creating their own Big Three. Win-win. A report says that the Pelicans have agreed to trade a 2015 first-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for Omer Asik. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 2:07 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 40-Plus Again In Houston As Blazers Take 2-0 Series Lead

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones

At one point, Omer Asik‘s body language resembled Charlie Brown after Lucy had yanked the football away from him yet again. That’s what LaMarcus Aldridge has done to most every Houston defender they’ve thrown at him during back-to-back games of 40-plus points in Houston to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to Portland. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Omer Asik Snuffs Mbah A Moute’s Dunk At Rim

Omer Asik, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

With a Timberwolves team hungry for a playoff berth, but still far enough away to make a No. 8 seed improbable, the Rockets had a tall task on hand, especially when considering Dwight Howard was out after having a fluid-filled cyst removed from his left ankle. That meant long-disgruntled backup Omer Asik would start in his place, and the Turkish 7-footer didn’t disapppoint during one epic stuff of Minney’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

GIF: Taj Gibson Abuses Omer Asik With The Slam

Taj Gibson, Omer Asik

The Bulls dominated the Rockets so thoroughly, we missed this next highlight. With the game already tidied away for Chicago, and less than nine minutes left in the final session as both team’s bench units were on the floor, Taj Gibson unloaded a mouthful on poor Omer Asik. Read More »

NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 2:15 pm

5 Big NBA Names That Could Be Traded This Summer

Rajon Rondo

With just about a month left of the 2013-14 NBA season, the playoffs will begin and another champion will be crowned. Just like every year, we saw teams overachieve and underachieve, with surprises and disappointments. Something all I want to ask all NBA fans is did anyone think the New York Knicks would miss the playoffs before the Charlotte Bobcats? If the disappointing Knicks can’t turn it around soon, it’s destined to happen. Also, what happened to the Detroit Pistons who had a promising offseason last summer? And did anyone expect the Portland Trail Blazers or Phoenix Suns to overachieve as much as they have so far? Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Video: Dwight Howard Passes To Out-Of-Bounds Omer Asik

Dwight Howard, Omer Asik

The effort was evident, but Dwight Howard just got a bit mixed up. In the first quarter of the big matchup between the Rockets and Thunder on Tuesday night, Howard dribbled toward the basket before spinning and dishing the ball to teammate Omer Asik. Except, there was just one small issue: Asik was walking along the sideline, yet to check into the game. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 10:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (2.18)

Jodie Meeks

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »