Rockets Land Asik, as Bulls Decline Offer
The Houston Rockets have their center of the immediate future. No, it’s not Dwight Howard.
The Rockets announced Tuesday that Turkish big man Omer Asik is headed to Houston after the Chicago Bulls decided not to match their three-year, $25 million offer sheet.
The 7-foot Asik averaged 3.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and one block in 66 games last season. He helped Turkey earn the silver medal at the 2010 FIBA world championship. Turkey didn’t qualify for the 2012 OIympics in London.
“A defensive presence in the middle, a 7-footer that we haven’t had for some time,” general manager Daryl Morey said.