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Omer Asik

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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 48 games (19 starts) for the Houston Rockets, averaged 5.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.8 blocks in 20.2 minutes... DND one game (11/16/13) due to illness … DND 15 games (12/4/13-12/18/13; 12/23/13; 12/26/13-12/28/13; 12/31/13-1/8/14; 1/16/14-1/18/14), NWT eight games (12/20/13-12/21/13; 12/25/13; 12/29/13; 1/10/14-1/15/14) and inactive eight games (1/20/14-2/5/14) with a right thigh/knee injury … grabbed 14 rebounds vs. Charlotte (10/30/13) and 10 vs. Dallas (11/1/13) … pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds off the bench at Memphis (11/25/13) … returned to the lineup with five rebounds in 10:59 of action at Milwaukee (2/8/14), marking his first game action since at Utah (12/2/13) … collected 12 boards at the L.A. Lakers (2/19/14) … started at center vs. Utah (3/17/14), posting 12 points (5-12 FG) and 11 rebounds … added another 12 points (4-4 FG, 4-5 FT), a season-high four blocks and three assists in a start vs. Minnesota (3/20/14) … in another start at center at Cleveland (3/22/14), recorded nine points (4-8 FG), a team-high eight boards, three assists and two blocks in a 118-111 win … recorded 12 points (5-9 FG) and 11 boards vs. the L.A. Clippers (3/29/14) … had 12 points (5-8 FG), a career-high 23 rebounds and two blocks at Brooklyn (4/1/14) … added 15 boards at Toronto (4/2/14) and 12 rebounds vs. Oklahoma City (4/4/14) … posted a season-high 18 points (6-11 FG, 6-11 FT), a career-high-tying 23 rebounds, three steals and three blocks vs. Denver (4/6/14) … actually had 17 boards in the first half against the Nuggets, matching the most rebounds by a Rockets players in a half this season (17 by Dwight Howard) … scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed 112 rebounds vs. the Nuggets (4/9/14) giving him his sixth double-double of the season … now owns 80 career 10-plus rebounding games, including four career 20-rebound performances.
Playoffs: In his fifth career postseason, averaging 6.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists in five games (three starts) with the Rockets … scored 10 points (5-12 FG) and grabbed a postseason career-high 15 rebounds in Game 5 vs. the Trail Blazers (4/30/14) … marks his 1st double-double of the 2014 postseason and his 7th overall of the 2013-14 season.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: In his first season with Houston, averaged career-highs of 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.06 blocks in 82 games (82 starts) … led the NBA in total rebounds (956) and stood third in the league in rebounds per game (11.7) … was the first Rockets player to play in at least 70 games in a season and average a double-double since Hakeem Olajuwon back in 1995-96 (26.9 ppg and 10.9 rpg) … became just the eighth Rockets player to ever average at least 11.5 rebounds in a season and the first since Charles Barkley in 1998-99 (12.3 rpg) … registered two career-high streaks of nine straight 10-plus rebounding games (1/26/13-2/12/13 and 2/20/13-3/9/13), which were Houston’s longest such streaks since Dikembe Mutombo with 11 straight (12/27/06-1/16/07) … posted 33 double-doubles, which included two career-high runs of four consecutive double-doubles (11/23/12-12/1/12 and 1/30/13-2/6/13) … had 57 10-plus rebounding performances, which stood as the most double-digit rebounding games in a single season since Olajuwon in 1993-94 (63) … recorded 39 games of 10 or more points, including the first five 20-point games of his career … had a career-best streak of six consecutive double-digit scoring games (11/7/12-11/16/12) … led (or tied) the Rockets in rebounds a team-high 63 times on the season … registered a double-double before halftime three times (11/7/12, 2/27/13 and 4/1/13) … grabbed 19 rebounds (9 offensive) at Atlanta (11/2/12), but missed all seven of his field goal attempts, which marked the most rebounds in team history for a Rockets player that did not score in the same contest … added 15 boards vs. Portland (11/3/12), marking the first time in his career to post consecutive double-digit rebounding games … made a career-best four steals vs. Detroit (11/10/12) … posted 19 points (4-8 FG) off a career-high 11-of-14 night from the free throw line vs. Miami (11/12/12) … recorded 16 points (6-11 FG) and 16 rebounds in a career-high 43:31 of action at Portland (11/16/12) … registered 21 points (5-11 FG) and 10 rebounds vs. San Antonio (12/10/12), which included matching his career-best outing from the line at 11-of-14 … notched 20 points (9-13 FG), 18 rebounds and three blocks at Chicago (12/25/12) … had 17 boards (all defensive) vs. Atlanta (12/31/12) … led the Rockets with a career-high 22 points (8-13 FG, 6-7 FT), 12 rebounds and three blocks at Indiana (1/18/13) … hauled in 19 rebounds (17 defensive) at Utah (1/28/13) … recorded 10 points (4-7 FG), 18 boards and a career-high four assists at Denver (1/30/13) … made a season-high four blocked shots vs. Portland (2/8/13) … posted 16 points (7-12 FG) and a career-high 22 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (2/27/13), marking the first 20-rebound game of his career … topped all Western Conference players in rebounds per game (13.1) in the month of Feb. 2013 … collected a career-high-tying 22 points (11-13 FG) and 18 rebounds in 27:50 of action vs. Orlando (4/1/13) … became the first player in Rockets history to score as many as 22 points and grab 18 or more rebounds in a game in which he played less than 30 minutes … equaled his career best of 22 rebounds vs. Phoenix (4/9/13) to become the first Rockets player to post at least two 20-rebound games in a season since Barkley in 1997-98 (five).

2011-12: Appeared in all 66 games (two starts) with Chicago, averaging 3.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.03 blocks (31st in NBA) and 14.7 minutes per game … led the team in rebounds four times … grabbed 10 or more rebounds five times and scored 10-plus points three times … scored eight points (4-8 FG), grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and added two steals at Atlanta (1/7/12) … tallied eight points (3-6 FG), 14 boards and tied his career-high five blocks vs. Washington (1/11/12) … finished with a season-high 11 points (5-6 FG) vs. Phoenix (1/17/12) … made his first career start vs. Charlotte (1/21/12), posting six points, a season-high 15 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 38:36 of play … added 10 points (4-5 FG) vs. New Jersey (1/23/12) … pulled down another 12 boards at Charlotte (2/10/12) … tallied 10 points (6-10 FT), seven boards and three blocks in just 17:53 vs. Toronto (3/24/12) … matched his career high of five blocks vs. Denver (3/26/12) … netted nine points (3-6 FG) and equaled his season-best 15 boards (7 offensive) at Charlotte (4/18/12).

2010-11: Appeared in all 82 games with the Bulls, posting averages of 2.8 points, 3.7 boards, 0.68 blocks and 12.1 minutes per game … posted four games of double-digit rebounding, three games with 10-plus points and recorded one double-double … ranked fifth in the NBA in offensive rebounds per 48 minutes (5.4), 11th in blocks per 48 minutes (2.72), 12th in rebounds per 48 minutes and 20th in defensive rebounds per 48 minutes (9.4) … posted 13 points (5-6 FG), seven boards and a career-high five blocks vs. Toronto (1/4/11) … pulled down 11 rebounds despite not attempting a field goal or a free throw vs. Miami (2/24/11) to become the first rookie in NBA history to grab at least 10 boards in a game without taking a shot of any kind … grabbed 13 rebounds at Orlando (3/4/11) … notched his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 16 boards at New Jersey (3/17/11) … scored a career-high 14 points (6-6 FG) vs. Sacramento (3/21/11).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the Portland (36th overall) in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft … draft rights were traded to the Chicago in exchange for Denver's 2009 second-round pick, New York's 2009 second-round selection and Chicago's 2010 second-round pick on Sept. 10, 2010 … signed as a restricted free agent by the Rockets on July 24, 2012, after Chicago chose not to match Houston's offer sheet ... As part of a 3-team trade on July 15, 2014, traded by the Houston Rockets with Omri Casspi and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans; the Houston Rockets traded a trade exception to the Washington Wizards; the New Orleans Pelicans traded Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a 2015 1st round draft pick to the Houston Rockets; the New Orleans Pelicans traded Melvin Ely to the Washington Wizards; and the Washington Wizards traded Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY
Grew up playing for Fenerbahçe S.K. Istanbul (2005-10) in his native Turkey … was loaned to Kadikoy Belediyesi in the Turkish League's second division for the majority of the 2005-06 season … played with the silver-medal-winning Turkish National Team in the U-20 European Championships in Izmir, Turkey … was again a member of the silver-medal-winning Turkish squad at the 2010 FIBA World Championships held in Istanbul … missed two months of action due to a broken left clavicle in 2009-10 … in 2007-08 between Alpella and Fenerbahçe, he led the league in blocked shots (1.90) … set a Euroleague record for blocked shots in Top-16 round play with 19 in 2007-08 and garnered Turkish League All-Star honors for the second year in a row … in 2006-07, led the league in rebounding (11.2 rpg) and ranked second in blocked shots (2.00 bpg), earning Turkish League All-Star honors and Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Newcomer of the Year accolades.

PERSONAL:
Born Omer Faruk Asik on July 4, 1986, in Bursa, Turkey … hosted a holiday party with the USO and Chicago Housing Authority in 2010 … visited members of the Houston Police Department on Sept. 11, 2012, thanking them for their service in commemoration of Patriot Day.

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