Omer Asik to Ink Five-Year $60 Million With the Pelicans

by July 02, 2015

The New Orleans Pelicans have locked up their frontcourt for the long-term—free agent center Omer Asik is reportedly finalizing a five-year, $60 million pact with N.O.

Asik, formerly of the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets, played in 76 games for the Pelicans last season.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Asik’s agent, B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group, was finalizing the deal points of an agreement with New Orleans management on Wednesday night.


Asik, who turns 29 on Saturday, solidifies the Pelicans’ frontline next to star forward Anthony Davis, who agreed to a $145 million contract extension early Wednesday. Asik averaged 7.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 26 minutes in 76 games last season for the Pelicans.