Omer Asik Update: Chicago Bulls Met With Center, Proposed 4-Year Deal Before Houston's Offer Sheet

The Bulls have plenty of time to decide if they'll be matching the Houston Rockets' three-year, $25 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Omer Asik, and the team is still keeping their intentions mum. The offer sheet includes what's been deemed a "poison pill" by the Tribune's K.C. Johnson, a max-level salary to the center in the final year of the contract that would pay the Bulls' reserve over $14 million in the 2014-2015 season.


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A recent report from Johnson doesn't have the Bulls tipping their hand, but does include one interesting nugget: coach Tom Thibodeau flew out to Los Angeles to meet with Asik last weekend, and the Bulls apparently made the center a four-year contract offer. Johnson doesn't say how much money Chicago offered, but does say "it didn't match the Rockets' annual salary of $8.3 million."

The offer sheet will become official on July 11, when Chicago will have three days to match. It appears most following the Bulls would prefer for Chicago to let the center walk.

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