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AP source: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

4 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Friday, July 03 2015 Jul 3, 2015 July 03, 2015 9:16 AM July 03, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club and Asik have not publicly discussed the contract, which under league rules cannot be signed until July 9. The team will have the option of voiding the final year of the deal.

The 7-foot Asik, who turns 29 on Saturday, started 76 games and averaged 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds this season, his first with New Orleans following a trade from Houston.

Asik now returns to a Pelicans front court that feature's All-Star forward Anthony Davis.

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