Asik (illness) will return to action Friday against the Spurs. Anthony Davis will also play Friday, so the Pelicans will have most of their frontcourt strength available for the challenge against the Spurs.
Asik (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs. The Pelicans continue to deal with a rash of injuries, and both Asik and Anthony Davis (shoulder) are in jeopardy of missing Friday's game. Asik has already missed the Pels' last two games, forcing Alvin Gentry to turn to Alexis Ajinca, Ryan Anderson and Dante Cunningham for big minutes in the frontcourt.
Asik (illness) is out for the Pelican's matchup versus Oklahoma City Wednesday. This will be the second consecutive game missed for Asik due to a stomach virus. With Anthony Davis and Kendrick Perkins out as well, New Orleans will be faced with a shallow frontcourt. That should result in more minutes for Ryan Anderson and Alexis Ajinca. The Pelican's next game is Friday versus San Antonio, it remains to be seen if Asik will be healthy enough to go.
Asik (illness) is unlikely to play Wednesday against Oklahoma City, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Asik missed Tuesday's matchup with Denver due to a stomach virus and has now been listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game after his health didn't improve. Though originally listed as the probably starter that now appears unlikely, and Alexis Ajinca will likely start at center and get a majority of minutes at the position.
Asik (illness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate reports. Despite the questionable tag, Asik is listed as a probable starter at center for Wednesday's game, perhaps suggesting the Pelicans are counting on him to be available after the stomach virus prevented him from playing Tuesday against the Nuggets. After averaging nearly 10 boards per game a season ago, Asik has been a nuisance for fantasy owners in 2015-16, as he's suited up for just five of the team's 11 games to date while dealing with a calf strain and now the stomach virus. Moreover, the calf injury appears to have deflated his playing time when he has been able to take the court, as Asik has cleared 20 minutes on just two of the occasions he's played. If both Asik and Anthony Davis end up sitting out Wednesday, the Pelicans would likely have to go with a patchwork frontcourt that could include Ryan Anderson and Alexis Ajinca as starters.
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