Competent big men are a rare commodity in the NBA, and because of that, Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik promises to be in high demand. Just exactly what his price tag will be is still unknown, but we have a better idea now that K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported late Saturday night that the Rockets are preparing to offer Asik a contract worth $8 million a season.
Asik was also allegedly scheduled to meet with the Portland Trailblazers, but after Portland reportedly offered center Roy Hibbert a max contract, it seems unlikely that the would have room in the budget for what Asik will command. Nor would the Blazers even likely need Asik's services, which is good news for a Bulls team that needs as little competition for Asik as possible.