The first big domino of the offseason for the Bulls has fallen. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Omer Asik has agreed to a three-year, 25 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets.
Rockets will sign Omer Asik to 3-year, 25 million deal on July 11. Bulls will have 3 days to match. 3rd year approaches 15 million. K.C Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 1, 2012With Asik being a restricted free agent, the Bulls will have three days to match the offer sheet starting on July 11.
In his second season with the Bulls, the 25-year-old center averaged 3.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1 block in 66 games.
The Chicago Bulls will introduce Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen today, and you can watch on CSN or live stream at CSNChicago.com/watchlive.
Tune in as coverage starts at 11 a.m. with players set to take the podium.
The trio was acquired in the Bulls' trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaVine is rehabbing from a torn ACL, which cut his strong campaign short last season. Dunn is coming into his second season and was a player Gar/Pax thought highly of in last year's draft. Markkanen is a stretch-four that was drafted out of Arizona with the No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Read more about the new Bulls in Mark Strotman's scouting report.
Who voted Gar Forman for the NBA's Executive of the Year award? That's the question on Bulls fans' minds late Monday.
As the Athletic's Sean Highkin tweeted, the Bulls general manager received one vote for the award, sparking speculation from Evanston to Evergreen Park.
670 The Score's Julie Dicaro had one theory:
While Locked on Fantasy podcast host believed it was Sam Presti, referencing the midseason Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott trade Gar/Pax made with the Oklahoma City Thunder:
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg went a third route:
Twitter stays savaging.