In a recent Q&A on the Bulls' website, general manager Gar Forman spoke a bit about Omer Asik's situation and how much the organization would like to keep him in Chicago.
"We will be able to match any offer he'll receive on the open market place, but it's our goal to have conversations with him the very first day, and we see him as a key piece to our team moving forward.
"We think he has shown the potential to continue to improve, and it's our goal that Omer Asik will be a Chicago Bull in the foreseeable future."
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Asik averaged 14.7 minutes, 3.1 points and 5.3 rebounds off the bench for the Bulls during the 2011-12 season.
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