Omer Asik

Omer Asik (NOP)  “Asik & Destroy” nike

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NOP Center: 7’0, 255 lbs; 8th year, Turkey 

NBA Role: backup center 

Big Omer Asik, a very well compensatedUnderDOG, (ideally) makes an impact on the glass and near the basket; hasn’t had much continuity since leaving Chicago – Asik is a defensive-minded center who’s rapidly declined as a rim protector in today’s game; hands of stone (struggles w/ the catch part of catching & finishing): it’s not a gimme he’ll secure the rock, but if he does, Big O finds a way to finish one of those unnecessary pause layups**; doesn’t have a lot of finesse but takes his time before deciding what to do (reversing back, hook shot, scoop); turned into a decent roll finisher – one of a few true centers (the only European one?) who strictly scores via roll catches, put backs, etc.; solid help side defense is Asik’s saving grace, though his ineptitude on offense has worn thin; best suited in short stretches off the bench?

*signed $60 million extension in 2015

**if it goes in, it goes in…right?

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: N/A

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 5.4 points/game, 7.3 rebounds/game, 53% FG
  • Avg. career-high 11.7 rebounds/game (2012-13)