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Drafted 36th overall by Portland in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft …Draft rights were traded to Chicago in exchange for Denver’s 2009 second-round pick, New York’s 2009 second-round selection and Chicago’s 2010 second-round pick 9/10/10…Signed as a restricted free agent by the Rockets 7/24/12, after Chicago chose not to match Houston’s offer sheet…Acquired from Houston in three-team trade by New Orleans along with Omri Casspi in exchange for a future first-round pick 7/15/14…Re-signed to multi-year contract by New Orleans 7/9/15.
In 68 games with the New Orleans Pelicans (64 starts), averaged 4.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in 17.3 minutes…Notched 12 games of double-digit rebounds…Notched his second double-double of the season, grabbing 11 boards and scoring a career high 24 points on 10-13 from the floor in a season-high 32 minutes 4/13 at MIN…Set a new season high with 15 boards in 24 minutes 3/24 at IND…Recorded his first double-double of the season, setting a season high with 15 points and grabbing 14 boards 3/20 vs. LAC…Exited after 7:11 due to a right ankle sprain 2/21 at DET…Grabbed 14 rebounds 2/19 vs. PHI…Grabbed 13 boards to go along with eight points 1/28 vs. SAC… Scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds 1/21 vs. DET…Grabbed a then-season-high 13 boards on back-to-back nights: 1/12 at LAL and 1/13 at SAC…Played 16 minutes, scoring two points and grabbing five rebounds 11/10 vs. DAL…Sidelined for five out of the first six contests with a calf strain.
Appeared in 422 career NBA regular season games (243 starts) with Chicago, Houston, and New Orleans…Holds averages of 5.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game in 20.3 minutes… Owns 132 career 10-plus rebounding games, including four career 20-rebound performances… Has appeared in 37 career playoff games for Chicago, Houston and New Orleans, averaging 4.1 points and 5.5 rebounds…
2014-15 (New Orleans):
In 76 games (all starts), averaged 7.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game in 26.1 minutes…Averaged 4.1 points and 5.5 rebounds over four games in first round series vs. Golden State…Grabbed 13 rebounds 4/20 at GSW…Grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in a win 4/10 vs. PHX…Tied a season-high with 16 points to go along with 11 rebounds 3/17 vs. MIL…recorded a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, including a season-high eight offensive boards 3/15 vs. DEN…Notched his 10th double-double of the season with 12 points and 15 rebounds 3/10 at BKN…Grabbed 16 boards (14 defensive) 3/1 vs. DEN…Recorded his eighth double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, while also setting season-highs from the foul stripe with six makes on 10 attempts 2/23 vs. TOR…Recorded five blocks 2/9 vs. UTA, tying a career-high…Notched his 7th double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds 1/25 vs. DAL…Grabbed a season-high-tying 17 rebounds to go along with 11 points, recording his 6th double-double of the season 1/19 at NYK…Recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 14 boards and a season-high 16 points 12/9 vs. NYK…Inactive with lower back pain, missing the matchups 11/17-11/22 at POR, SAC, DEN, and UTA…Recorded 14 points and 17 rebounds (including a career-high 10 offensive) and career-high-tying five blocks in his Pelicans debut 10/28 vs. ORL…
In 48 games with the Houston Rockets (19 starts), averaged 5.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game in 20.2 minutes…Pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds off the bench at MEM 11/25…Returned to the lineup with five rebounds in 10:59 of action at MIL 2/8, marking his first game action since at UTA 12/2…Collected 12 boards at LAL 2/19…Started at center vs. UTA 3/17, posting 12 points (5-of-12 FG) and 11 rebounds…Recorded 12 points (5-of-9 FG) and 11 boards vs. LAC 3/29…Had 12 points (5-of-8 FG), a career-high 23 rebounds and two blocks at BKN 4/1…Added 15 boards at TOR 4/2 and 12 rebounds vs. OKC 4/4…Posted a season-high 18 points (6-of-11 FG, 6-of-11 FT), a career-high-tying 23 rebounds (17 in the first half), three steals and three blocks vs. DEN 4/6…
In his first season with Houston in 2012-13, averaged 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.06 blocks in 82 games (82 starts)…
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…Grabbed 10 or more rebounds five times and scored 10-plus points three times…Tallied eight points (3-of-6 FG), 14 boards and a career-high-tying five blocks vs. Washington (1/11/12)…Finished with a season-high 11 points (5-of-6 FG) vs. PHX 1/17…Made his first career start vs. CHA 1/21, posting six points, a season-high 15 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 38:36 of play…Matched his five blocks vs. DEN 3/26…Netted nine points (3-of-6 FG) and equaled his season-best 15 boards (seven offensive) at CHA 4/18.…
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 season-high five blocks vs. TOR 1/4…Pulled down 11 rebounds despite not attempting a field goal or a free throw vs. MIA 2/24 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 ORL 3/4…Notched his first career double-double with 11 points and a season-high 16 boards at NJN 3/17…Scored a season-high 14 points (6-of-6 FG) vs. SAC 3/21.
Member of Turkish national team at 2014 FIBA World Cup, helping lead his country to a 4-3 finish and an appearance in the quarter finals…Averaged 9.9 points and a team-high 8.4 rebounds…Best game of the tournament came in a 77-73 overtime win against Finland, recording a game-high 22 points on 7-of-12 (.583) shooting from the field and a game-high eight rebounds... 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.
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...Donated over 1,000 Pelicans tickets to underprivileged children during the 2014-15 season.