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Asik Active vs. Jazz
Saturday, March 5
Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate reported Asik will start Saturday against Utah.
Asik a Stabilizing Force for Pelicans Despite Lackluster Production
Although Asik doesn't put up big numbers while playing limited minutes alongside the often dominant Anthony Davis, he's still a notable piece of the Pelicans' rotation. He takes some pressure off the face of the franchise with reliable play in the paint when called upon.
He's battled various minor injuries in recent years. More notably, he missed an extended stretch during the 2013-14 campaign due to a lingering knee problem. He missed the start of the current season due to a calf issue suffered during training camp.
Asik won't bolster the Pelicans much on the score sheet, but his defensive presence will make it more difficult to score in the paint.