NBA Free Agency 2012: Chicago Bulls Center Omer Asik Ranked No. 22 Free Agent By CBS

After the 2012 NBA Draft hits on Thursday night, those closely monitoring the NBA offseason will turn their attention to free agency. Point guard Deron Williams headlines the list of free agents, which also includes Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik. Asik, a restricted free agent, was deemed the 22nd best free agent available in list by together by NBA bloggers at CBS Sports.

Here's what Royce Young had to say about Asik:

22. Omer Asik, C, Chicago Bulls: Quietly, Asik turned into one of the better interior defenders in the league. His issue is that he contributes almost nothing offensively, but in terms of frontline size, he's a in the top tier in this class. -- RY

With the Bulls close to the luxury tax threshold, it may be difficult to retain the Turkish center. Asik averaged 3.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during his second season in Chicago last year.

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