Pelicans C Omer Asik Suffers Calf Strain, Will Miss Time
The New Orleans Pelicans frontcourt entered training camp as a deep unit. Suddenly, it's looking thin after the team announced starting center Omer Asik will miss three weeks with a right calf strain he suffered in practice yesterday.
Asik's is the second of training camp to the team, and to the frontcourt, as center Alexis Ajinca will miss 4 to 6 weeks of action with a right hamstring strain.
Asik, a 7'0, 255 lb center from Turkey re-signed with the Pelicans in July on a 5 year, $58 million deal.
With Asik and Ajinca on the shelf, the only true center left on the roster is veteran Kendrick Perkins, who is entering his 13th NBA season.
All-Star Anthony Davis can spend time at center with certain lineups.