The Houston Rockets will sign restricted free agent Omer Asik to a three-year, $25 million contract when the free agent moratorium ends on July 11, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.
The Bulls will have three days to match the offer, which is backloaded to approach $15 million in the third season.
General manager Gar Forman has consistently stated re-signing Asik is a priority this offseason. Asik met with Rockets officials on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Derrick Rose is scheduled to make $17.8 million in the season where Asik’s contract balloons to near $15 million. Carlos Boozer is scheduled to make $16.8 million that season, although he likely would be a victim of the amnesty provision before that year.(By K.C. Johnson / Tribune reporter)