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Strengths: Mobile center that runs the floor like a guard and possesses agility that players his size rarely have … Tough-nosed player who will not back down regardless of the physical difference between him and his match-up … Loves to play in the high post where his foot speed allows him to operate the pick and roll with ease … Considered a late bloomer with a very good upside to improve … While he needs to improve on his body strength and weight, Asik will be able to add this without sacrificing his athleticism … Shows good touch around the basket and on put-backs … Physically, he has all the tools to remain a competent shot blocker in the NBA with his long arms and explosiveness … Has the ball handling ability to take one or two dribbles into the lane … Aggressive around the basket where he does a good job of creating contact … Possesses soft, strong hands that allow him to grab and keep any ball in his area; coupled with his athleticism and long arms, Asik is a formidable rebounder out of position … Quality help defender thanks to his solid lateral quickness … Does a great job of finishing around the basket by dunking the ball … Has the natural rebounding instincts you look for – Asik’s ball location skills are efficient in that he seems to be in the exact area where the ball will be … Understands the value of keeping the ball high when receiving it in the post … Plays within himself and rarely tries to exceed his strengths on the court …

Weaknesses: Must work on adding more weight and upper body strength to his frame … This could be one of the reasons he doesn’t always properly box out his man when rebounding in his area … This lack of physicality often prevents him from being able to set up in the low post without getting rooted out … From a fundamental standpoint, Asik should start getting his body wider to give teammates a bigger target … Offensively, he remains a work in progress as he doesn’t have a wide assortment of back to the basket moves … Other than a jump hook, Asik hasn’t shown much in terms of up and unders or drop steps … Poor free throw shooter, which prevents him from taking full advantage of any fouls he is able to draw … Timing on shot blocking isn’t bad, but he is prone to biting on pump fakes from time to time … Post footwork could use some refinement … Has little range when shooting the ball and is generally limited to scoring around the basket … Not a great passer from the post where he lacks the court vision to recognize teammates … Overall strength prevents him from absorbing contact in the lane and finishing … Still learning the game, which makes him prone to mental breakdowns, but to his credit he has improved since the beginning of the season … Will be a little bit of a project for any NBA team that drafts him …

Matthew Maurer - 2/4/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 Alpella

1

100.0

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2.0

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2.0

2006-07 Alpella

30

52.5

50.0

48.6

1.6

2.0

11.2

1.2

9.3

2007-08 Alpella

10

56.7

66.7

50.0

2.6

2.2

11.3

1.8

15.0

2007-08 Fenerbahce

20

52.0

00.0

64.3

1.5

1.7

6.8

0.5

7.7

Totals

62

53.5

33.3

57.6

1.7

1.9

9.5

1.1

9.5

 

Comments   

0 #27 Guest 2008-11-21 20:09
NBA YEAR AWRDS DEFANSİVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR ÖMER ASİK !
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0 #26 Guest 2008-11-20 12:16
the bulls sure could use a big man like that!!!
why wait and dont waste anymore time....
even i know that...
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0 #25 www.regimeofterror.com 2008-11-12 17:31
I hear he is watching Bulls practices these days. They could sure use him...
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0 #24 Erdem 2008-10-26 02:06
Hi, Omer Asik its wonderfull..Number one for Bloks..
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0 #23 Guest 2008-10-24 17:28
all of yall asik lovers gotta stop praisin that dude so much. u just can't pass up cdr and walker. d bulls love tradin w portland but they don't trade for the right guy. they shouldve gotten joey dorsey from portland. tough player and big man. fits the need.
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0 #22 Guest 2008-10-15 22:51
ya i got this guy for fantasy basketball. but i have never seen him play. but with a height like 7 foot tall he cant go wrong.
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+1 #21 Guest 2008-07-12 07:39
go asık go. very good player ın turkısh league. very good stopper. very good defender player[smiley=wink]
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0 #20 Marcus 2008-07-02 11:00
Quoting Guest:
round[/color]. I don't know who the Portland GM is but he is good. Lamarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy instead of Tyrus Thomas, he gets No 1 from Pheonix for a mid-level exception. [smiley=think]

Yes, the Portland GM is very good. He's got a lot of talent on his team, and plenty of good picks available over the next couple of years.
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0 #19 Guest 2008-07-02 05:47
CDR fell that far back for a reason
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+1 #18 Guest 2008-07-01 21:42
Things are getting a little too intense in here. First off, this is not a Chicago Bulls forum, it's an Omer Asik forum, so let's keep this on topic. Second off, CDR is a good player, but it would be harder for him to get minutes behind Gordon, Hughes, Sefolosha, Deng, and Nocioni than if he were on the Nets, so fit-wise it wouldn't work. Third, Gordon and Hughes are good players, and dominated college, too (Hughes won 1st team all-defense).

Now to the real point. Asik is a quality pick, and is one of the better international guys and second rounders in the draft in my opinion. Let's not criticize them for not having played college ball, he played against real players in the euroleagues. He's a 7-footer who is a real defensive presence and is a shot blocking machine. Also, he is a high percentage shooter and is a very good athlete. He can defend on the high and low blocks. The Bulls need frontcourt help, and he can add value. I like this pick, and given a few years, he'll be a good piece for the Bulls.
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