Omer Asik

Taj Gibson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Watch: Taj Gibson Posterizes Old Buddy Omer Asik

Old friends met at the rim. One came away a winner.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Jeremy Lin #7 of the Houston Rockets is defended by Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls on December 25, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Houston Rockets defeated the Chicago Bulls 120-97. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Rockets Surge Past Bulls 120-97

Omer Asik enjoyed his trip back to Chicago. And he got help from James Harden and Jeremy Lin.


Omer Asik. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Did Bulls Make Wrong Call On Asik?

Get a load of what this idiot said in July, when the Bulls were deciding whether or not to match the Houston Rockets’ offer to backup center Omer Asik.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Omer Asik

Bulls Won’t Match Asik’s Offer

According to a report, the Bulls will announce they have declined to match Omer Asik’s three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Rockets.

670 The Score–07/24/2012

Omer Asik; Jason Terry

Rockets Officially Sign Asik To Offer Sheet; Bulls Have 3 Days To Match

No surprises here: the Houston Rockets have signed restricted free agent Omer Asik to an offer sheet worth $25.1 million over three years.

670 The Score–07/20/2012

Darko Milicic (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Bulls Pursuing Milicic

The Bulls are one of several teams interested in former Timberwolves center Darko Milicic, several news outlets have reported.

670 The Score–07/18/2012

Omer Asik

Bernstein: Matching Asik Would Send Bad Message

Some say that uncertainty regarding Noah’s badly-sprained ankle could be influencing the desire to keep Asik, which makes no sense in any larger context.

670 The Score–07/11/2012

The scoreboard shows the temperature before the White Sox took on the Rangers Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: I Hate The Heat

This hellacious, Saharan furnace attacking Chicago has roasted any attempt to crystallize a compelling thought about sports, turning them into some kind of burned, twisted, pointless gristle.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Bulls Mum On Asik’s Offer From Rockets

The Rockets can’t officially sign Omer Asik to the 3-year deal worth roughly $25 million until July 11.

670 The Score–07/02/2012

Omer Asik

Rockets, Asik Agree To Terms On 3-year Deal

Chicago Bulls restricted free-agent center Omer Asik has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Houston Rockets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.

670 The Score–07/02/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder protects the ball from Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls during the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 1, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder Stomp Bulls, 1 Game Back For Best Record

Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a dominating third quarter to beat Chicago 92-78 on Sunday and move within a game of the Bulls in the race for the NBA’s best record.


Stacey King receives his commemorative plaque during the celebration of the Chicago Bulls 20th anniversary of their first NBA Championship.  (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Stacey King Needs To Pull Back

Stacey King’s TV analysis of Bulls games is zooming over the water toward the ramp, as onlookers crowd the beachfront.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2012

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Steve Yeater/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: These Bulls Look Familiar

There will be plenty of success for the Bulls, but those pleasant surprises – the kind that made last season so special – will have to wait.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Kurt Thomas

Playing Kurt Thomas Would Help Bulls ‘Tremendously’

The injury to Omer Asik is proving to have a bigger impact than many would expect an injury to a team’s backup center should have. But with as much as the Bulls bench plays, head coach Tom Thibodeau will now have to make a tough decision.

670 The Score–05/26/2011

Tom Thibodeau

Schuster: Thibodeau Claims Bulls’ Confidence Is Unshaken

For the most part, Wednesday was an off day for the Bulls, who now trail Miami 3-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. The team gathered at their practice facility in Deerfield and had a 45-minute film session and then did some light shooting on their own.

670 The Score–05/25/2011

Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade

Game 4 Loss Highlights Bulls’ Needs

Just like they have all season, with the game on the line, the Chicago Bulls turned to Derrick Rose to get he job done. However, unlike he had up to this point, Rose wasn’t able to carry the Bulls to to victory.

670 The Score–05/25/2011

Omer Asik

Asik To Miss Rest Of Playoffs

Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik will miss the rest of the team’s 2011 playoff run, the team announced on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

Derrick Rose

Schuster: Bulls Confident Heading Into Game 4

The Bulls appeared confident when we spoke to them Tuesday morning in the locker room. They said they think they have solved Miami’s suffocating defense, but obviously we won’t know that until Tuesday night.

670 The Score–05/24/2011

Derrick Rose

Holmes’ Morning After Blog: Monday Edition

Miami won Game 3 just like they won Game 2: with fantastic defense. Their on the ball pressure was excellent. They rotated very well and contested most of the Bulls shots.

670 The Score–05/23/2011

Omer Asik

Bulls And Heat Don’t Expect Physical Play To Stop

Dwyane Wade’s right arm had a nasty gash that left him unwilling to shoot the ball for Miami down the stretch.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2011