According to Rant Sports blogger, Riley Schmitt, the Chicago Bulls will match the offer sheet signed by Omer Asik from the Houston Rockets.
This means that the Bulls will retain Asik, therefore he is going nowhere.
The Bulls will tag-on Asik's new backloaded 3-year $24.3 million dollar contract.
With the removals of C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer (and most likely soon-to-be Kyle Korver) from the roster enough cap space and cap flexibilty was made by the Bulls to be able to take back Asik.
Omer will be expected to return to the back-up center position in the rotation. However, if the Bulls are willing to pay him somewhere in the realm of $14 million dollars in the third and final year of his contract, they obviously are in love with the guy and believe that he will continue to develop and nudge further and further in the depth chart.
This move still keeps the Bulls in good shap regarding the second unit's familiarity. Something that's important.
The 7-foot Turkish native averaged about 3 points and 5 rebounds last season. Asik started two games during the regular season and three in the playoffs.
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