Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 4:20 pm  |  33 responses

Omer Asik Signs Rockets 3-Year, $25.1M Offer

Omer Asik got wined and dined by Rockets’ coach Kevin McHale into a three-year, $25 million deal Friday night. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Bulls are leaning against matching the offer, which pays Asik nearly $15 million in ’14-15, and are reportedly pursuing Darko Milicic to fill Asik’s shoes: “After meeting with Rockets officials in Las Vegas, including dinner with coach Kevin McHale, Omer Asik returned to Chicago and signed his three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet Friday. The Bulls will have until 10:59 p.m. on the third day from when they receive the offer sheet to match or decline the terms, which include a $14,898,000 salary in 2014-15. Though attempts to present the offer sheet were made, the Bulls have yet to receive it.”

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  • Rasheed

    Wow, talk about overpay…

  • Rasheed

    talk about overpay…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Redd

    Rockets are idiots.

  • jayrose

    That’s about 19 mil more than what bulls would offer.



  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    There is no way he’ll stay healthy enough to justify that deal. Bulls HAVE to let him walk. Birdman or Darko would be cheaper alternatives without losing a whole lot of production.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Lol at Rockets.



  • Nick

    Stat nerds rank him as perhaps the best defensive center in basketball, and morey, well, morey is a stat nerd. That last year is silly but a young, athletic, hard working rim protector with legit size is worth 8 mil a year in today’s market, easy.

  • Phil the thrill

    Everybody is a GM or owner, that’s to much. People can’t even handle their own finances. A little much yes but he’s young and athletic and does have legit size. He has nice potential.

  • TDOT

    Considering he’s more of an impact then deandre “overated” jordan, the rockets got a bargain! #HaTers HaTe.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Redd

    You guys clearly are stupid, Asik averaged 3-5 in 14 minutes..thats not 25 million. And Deandre averaged more points than him & rebounds whilst they both suck at FT shooting.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The rockets are really making a concerted effort this off-season to get rid of great bargains (Scola/Lowry) in exchange for terrible contracts (Asik/Lin).

  • Basketball iQ

    Yeah but asik can guard anyone in the league & still won’t get taken out of the game late. Chicago has to match it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I do agree CHICAGO has to match it. But for Houston this is a terrible pick. Their team is nowhere near contention, nor will be because teams are getting serious out west. But for the Bulls Asik is a great factor to a defensive minded team.

  • Heals

    The end of the Philly series scares me to death about him going forward. Also with the way teams are using the “C” position now unless Omer can become a MUCH more reliable player offensively he may not even be able to play the final mins of a big playoff game (ala Boozer). I mean looking at Mia and Bos, Chi goes with Noah and 2 guards, 2 forwards to match up. If Noah is unable to go then Taj is next up; there’s no way, regardless of what the 1st 2 years are at, I pay my 3rd best big man, not player overall, but big, $15mil for a season…

  • Heals

    Ditto JT21. Bargain or not the next 2 years, that 3rd year is atrocious. $29 mil for 2 players that aren’t even certain starters (definitely not Asik) for a team that has no chance of being even competitive for 2 years (what’s the point of the bargain then? Bargains are best served when at the door of contending not when you’re a lock as a lottery team). Hou tried to be “cute” with NY and Chi salary cap situations and ended up getting straight hustled into being mediocre at best for at least 3 years…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Redd


  • http://Slamonline.com 1982

    I thought what JTaylor said before I even clicked on the article. WTH is his game plan?

  • CDa Tyrant

    I would say Houston is sippin the Kool aid but they drink sumthin else down there.

  • Jose

    What’s the deal with Houston and the Backloaded contracts?

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk troll

    Houston has been mediocre for soooo long, they are now saying screw it let’s just be as bad as we can

  • Buyout

    So called knowledgables lie jt, redd and caboose are idiots.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Someone has no friends.

  • TDOT

    @Redd, how stupid do u feel for comparing the productivity of someone that’s a back-up center to Noah top 5 centers (defensively) to someone that starts on a team that has a pass first point guard like C. Paul…replace deandre with Omer and Clips will be much better since BLake doesn’t realize Defense in essential in the nba yet! Who agrees?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    How stupid do you feel for not knowing Deandre Jordan averaged better stats while playing identical minutes to Asik? Stick to the Raptors idiot.

  • Madbutta

    This is why the lockout happened in the first place. They just committed 50 million to two unproven players and are gonna cry about it later. Idiots, plain and simple

  • http://itsmonet713@gmail.com IMD

    The Rockets need a high energy rim protector not a play when i wanta play center. {Hello Dalenbert} If he can protect the rim, get rebounds, & catch alleys plus finish under the basket the rockets didn’t waste money at all.

  • http://itsmonet713@gmail.com IMD

    Whoever thinks this team will be mediocre in the next three years go watch another sport cause obviously don’t no basketball. Even if this team stand pat this year they will have there own picks plus the raptors & enough cap room to get fa’s with Lin & the Linsaniac’s they will be ready in 2013-2014 season for real. Don’t panic red nation Morey is not a moron but the Star chasers who wanta give up Rolls Royce Lambsilency T-Jones who T-Jones& D-Mo are the Morons. No trades play it out just wait Red Nation be patient for one more year. Who knows they might shock you just let the youngsters learn how to play together.

  • Jake

    Sigh… I could give them more production than this guy.

  • Heals

    OKC, LAL, LAC, Dal, SA, Mem, Por and Den are all better right now. Phx might be, GS has much better youth going forward, same with New Orleans; so yeah that’s mediocrity in a nutshell. My name is right next to my comment so call me out if you, IMD, disagree with it. You’re right though I don’t “no” basketball, but I do however “know” basketball…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Even T wolves are better @Heals.

  • Heals

    @Redd, thanks I knew I forgot somebody…