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Bulls Won't Match Omer Asik Offer Sheet

Asik will suit up for the Houston Rockets next season

By Bryan Crawford
|  Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012  |  Updated 10:53 AM CDT
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Bulls Won't Match Omer Asik Offer Sheet

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The Chicago Bulls declined to match the three-year, $25.1 million dollar offer sheet that the Houston Rockets and Omer Asik agreed to in free-agency.

The Chicago Bulls will decline to match the three-year, $25.1 million dollar offer sheet that reserve center Omer Asik received from the Houston Rockets.

Chicago had no way of resigning the Turkish big man after team brass used a part of its $5 million mid-level exception to sign Kirk Hinrich – who will be reintroduced at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the Berto Center – and the $1.9 million biannual exception to sign shooting guard Marco Bellineli who played in New Orleans last season.

As a replacement, the Bulls have also agreed to sign Chicago native Nazr Mohammed to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million dollars. They've also signed stretch-forward Vladimir Radmonovic and they still have yet to sign Marquis Teague to his rookie contract.

Fans aren’t happy with the organization and a general feeling of insult seems to exist because given the success the team has had over the past two seasons, the Bulls weren’t as aggressive as the fan base would’ve liked to have seen this summer with regard to acquiring players that would help the team remain competitive until Derrick Rose returns, as well as letting Asik go to Houston without matching his offer sheet.

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