Omer Asik Takes Advantage of AD's Absence

After hearing the Pelicans signed Turkish journeyman center Omer Asik to a 5-year, $53 million contract last summer, many local basketball fans thought that general manager Dell Demps had completely lost his mind. Although I knew giving Asik $11 million a year was certainly a premium, I also knew that Asik could be a valuable asset in taking defensive pressure off of superstar Anthony Davis. Well, that plan hasn't exactly worked out...until the big Turk's breakout game vs the Clippers today.


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