Thursday July 2nd, 2015

Unrestricted free-agent center Omer Asik and the New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a five-year deal that could be worth up to $60 million, reports Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to’s Marc Stein, the deal is for four years and almost $45 million, with a fifth year that is not guaranteed.

If Asik unlocks the incentives of the contract, the total compensation of the deal could reach $60 million, Stein reports.

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The 28-year-old Asik averaged 7.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 26 minutes in 76 games for New Orleans last season.

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Pelicans forward and first-team All-NBA performer Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year, $145 million contract extension on Wednesday.

New Orleans also signed backup center Alexis Ajinca during the first day of free agency. The two sides reportedly agreed to a four-year deal worth $20.2 million.

Asik was traded from the Houston Rockets to New Orleans in a salary cap move last off-season for a first-round draft pick and cash.

Asik has averaged 5.9 points and 7.7 rebounds in five NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Rockets and Pelicans.

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