banner

NBA

more stats

Pelicans get Asik from Rockets, who land Ariza

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired 7-foot center Omer Asik and forward Omri Casspi from the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade, the team announced Tuesday.

The Pelicans traded guards Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson and a protected first- round 2015 draft pick to the Rockets and big man Melvin Ely to the Washington Wizards.

The Rockets also acquired forward Trevor Ariza from the Wizards as part of the deal. Over the weekend it was reported that Ariza was signing a four-year, $32 million deal with Houston.

Asik, a four-year NBA veteran from Turkey, spent the past two seasons with the Rockets after breaking into the league backing up Joakim Noah in Chicago.

He averaged a double-double in 2012-13, posting 10.1 points and 11.7 rebounds while starting all 82 games, but saw his role diminish this past season after the Rockets signed Dwight Howard.

Asik's minutes were slashed from 30 per game in his first season with the Rockets to 20.2 this past season. He made just 19 starts.

Casspi, who is from Israel, averaged 6.9 points and 3.7 rebounds over 71 games in his only season with Houston after spending two years each with Sacramento and Cleveland.

The deal will potentially give New Orleans three consecutive seasons without a first-round pick it kept since selecting Anthony Davis No. 1 overall in 2012.

07/15 15:41:10 ET

Other Stories

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Third Round & Women’s Fourth Round

    Tomorrow at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • Football Friday

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
3rd
ECU 31
NCCU 7
 
Final
TOR 2
NYY 0
Final
CWS 6
DET 3
Final
STL 1
CHC 5
Final
PIT 3
CIN 2
9th
BAL 3
MIN 2
 
Final
TAM 7
BOS 0
 
9th
KAN 1
CLE 1
 
9th
CWS 4
DET 5
 
Final
ATL 0
MIA 4
 
Final
NYM 2
PHI 7
 
Final
HOU 2
TEX 0
8th
ARI 0
COL 1
 
6th
STL 4
CHC 1
 
6th
SDP 1
LOS 0
 
4th
SFG 3
MIL 0
 
4th
ANA 0
OAK 0
 
4th
SEA 0
WAS 2
 
Final
MICH 52
APPST 14
Final
NAVY 17
OSU 34
Final
UAB 48
TROY 10
Final
UVA 20
UCLA 28
Final
PURD 43
WMICH 34
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
UMASS 7
BC 30
Final
NW 24
CAL 31
Final
NEB 55
FATL 7
Final
UMO 27
MARS 42
Final
ND 48
RICE 17
Final
MIZZ 38
SDST 18
Final
ALA 33
WVU 23
Final
AUB 45
ARK 21
Final
STAN 45
UCD 0
Final
UGA 45
CLEM 21
 
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
 
Final
KSU 14
OHIO 17
 
4th
OKLA 48
LATU 10
 
4th
KST 52
SAUST 16
 
3rd
USC 52
FRES 13
 
4th
MSST 42
SMISS 0
 
3rd
OKST 10
FSU 20
 
3rd
TEX 28
UNT 0
 
3rd
NMU 14
UTEP 24
 
8:05pm Tonight
UF 0
IDAHO 0
2nd
LSU 7
WISC 10
 
10:30pm Tonight
OREG
SD
10:30pm Tonight
HAW
WASH
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
3rd
ECU 31
NCCU 7
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR 4
DUR 1