Pelicans center Omer Asik scored 11 pts and had 10 rebounds in Turkey's 73-61 loss to Lithuania on Tuesday.
Pelicans' Omer Asik started today at center for Turkey despite flu-like symptoms vs. Lithuania. Quarterfinal game just tipped off in Spain
The Pelicans are also signing free agent forward Kevin Jones to a non-guaranteed contract for training camp, league sources tell RealGM.
Ex-Pistons PF Vernon Macklin has reached agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a non-guaranteed camp deal, league source tells RealGM.
As you may recall, Valanciunas had an on-court run in w/ Stiemsma last season. Got called for tech after throwing an elbow at the Pelicans C
Pelicans' Omer Asik (13 pts, 2 reb, 1 stl) has roughly half of Turkey's offense so far today. Finland leads 41-27 at halftime
Join me on the Pelicans bandwagon. I have several empty seats next to me.
Pelicans' Omer Asik (10 pts, 13 reb) already has a double-double at halftime of Turkey's game vs. Ukraine. Turkey leads 26-25 at the break
Pelicans teammates Omer Asik and Anthony Davis now matched up often in 2nd half. Davis 9 quick points in 2:52 span. Turkey up 51-48 in 3rd
Anthony Davis, who has been the best USA player this summer, wasn't even best Pelicans big man on the floor in the first half. Asik was.
Pelicans' Omer Asik already making impact with his rebounding against Team USA. He has grabbed four of Turkey's first six.
Pelicans fans can get an extended look at center Omer Asik today
Team USA routs Finland 114-55 in its opening game of the FIBA World Cup. Pelicans forward Anthony Davis scored 17 pts on 6-of-8 shooting.
Both of Anthony Davis' scoring plays were drives from perimeter all way to basket. Pelicans coaches have worked with him a lot on that skill
USA debuts at FIBA World Cup today vs. Finland at 2:30 p.m. (Central). Pelicans' Omer Asik and Turkey trail New Zealand 38-28 at halftime
It went under the radar, but former Pelicans forward James Southerland signed with the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this month.
Guard Eric Gordon tells the Pelicans' in-house internet show he's 100 percent healthy and has been working out at their practice facility.