The Houston Rockets are playing hard ball with the Bulls as Omer Asik has agreed in principle to sign a three-year deal worth $25 million dollars.
The Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik have agreed in principle to a three year deal worth $25 million dollars at an average of $8.3 million per year which is slightly higher than the $8 million dollars the Rockets were offering initially.
Even more interesting is the third year of the deal will reportedly pay Asik somewhere around $15 million dollars.
Asik, who will be 26 on July 4th is entering his third year in the NBA. He has career averages of 2.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting right at 53 percent from the field.
The Bulls front office has long maintained their intentions to hold on to to the Turkish big man and have said that they will match any offer that he receives this summer. The Bulls have three days to match his offer sheet and Omer can officially sign his new deal on July 11.
If the Bulls do decide to match, they would have $69.3 million committed to nine players and year three, where Asik is scheduled to make $15 million, Derrick Rose will be making $17.8 million and Carlos Boozer will make 16.8 million.