Asik would be awful on the Pelicans squad. He has no offense, and the defensive problem is the scheme, not the players.
Smiht has looked like a mongoloid out there on defense since his 6 block game.
I've cooled off a bit on trading Ryno for him. Plus, as the season progresses and Asik gets more disgruntled/plays less time (4 minutes last night in an OT game), his value will continue to drop. And I'm not sure that many teams want to pay him ~$15m next season, even with half that counting against the cap. I would lowball them with something based around Smiht (who I actually think would be a good fit there), but it would be tough to get salaries to match after that. I don't think Aminu/Stiemsma/Morrow can be traded for another month or two, and I doubt Houston would be interested in any of them.
ETA: I would jump all over Ryno for Asik/Casspi.
This post was edited on 11/14 at 7:28 pm