Coach Alvin Gentry acknowledged Friday that Asik (illness) is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season, ESPN.com's Justin Verrier reports. "[Asik] will be gearing toward the summer and next year, really," Gentry said.
Asik has been held out since the All-Star break while recovering from a bacterial infection, which caused him to shed a significant amount of weight. It seems Asik is still having difficultly getting back in playing condition, and because the Pelicans haven't been relying on him as a rotation player since late December, there's little incentive to rush him back before the campaign draws to a close in mid-April. Asik, who still has three years remaining on the five-year, $57.7 million pact he inked with the Pelicans in July of 2015, averaged 2.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game over 31 appearances in 2016-17.
Asik has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Rockets.
Asik is still dealing with the lingering effects of a bacterial infection and will miss yet another game, as he's been sidelined since the All-Star break. He's yet to be given any timetable for a return and should continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. His next opportunity to take the court will be Sunday against the Nuggets.
Asik (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's tilt with the Grizzlies.
Asik continues to miss time as he recovers from a bacterial infection which has sidelined him since the All-Star break. His next opportunity to take the court will come Thursday against the Rockets. When he is cleared to return, the center will likely play in an extremely limited role.
Asik (illness) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Asik has been sidelined since the All-Star break while recovering from a bacterial infection. It's uncertain when the Pelicans can expect him to back at full health, but Asik won't be under consideration for a rotation spot for coach Alvin Gentry in any event.
Asik (illness) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Rockets.
The designation comes from the Pelicans' game notes, which aren't always the most reliable source, but in the case of Asik, it seems somewhat safe not to expect him to suit up Friday. He's been ruled out of every game since the All-Star break while battling a bacterial infection and is still working to regain conditioning, so it may be a while before the team clears him to play again.
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