The Chicago Bulls have officially decided not to match the three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet for Omer Asik.
The writing was on the wall after the Bulls decided to sign free agent big man Nazr Mohammed to a one-year deal. General Manager Gar Forman has instituted a plan to get the Bulls salary cap space during the summer of 2014. The Houston Rockets continue to dramatically reshape their roster after adding Jeremy Lin & Omer Asik, but losing Kyle Lowry, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic.
The Bulls will not match the restricted free agent offer to Omer Asik, allowing Asik to join the Houston Rockets.
“We have decided not to match Houston’s offer sheet for restricted free agent Omer Asik,” Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Tuesday morning. “It was a difficult decision because Omer did a nice job for us. Matching the offer for Omer could have put us in a difficult position going forward in trying to acquire high level talent. We wish Omer good luck and continued success.”