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What is it with the Rockets offering three years and $25 million to players? OK, so the NBA's rules and pay structure obviously have something to do with the symmetrical numbers. But it's still a little interesting that, just after nabbing Jeremy Lin from the Knicks when New York declined to match, the Rockets may be picking up another player whose former team won't match those exact figures. Center Omer Asik is headed to Houston, with the Bulls declining to match his offer sheet, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Instead, Chicago will look to keep Kirk Hinrich with...

Jeremy Lin speaks on Linsanity, Knicks and Rockets

Linsanity was huge because Jeremy Lin was balling out. There may have been a perfect storm in play, he may not ever be able to specifically duplicate that run, and history may tell us that Mike D'Antoni had a bigger hand in orchestrating the whole affair than anybody's ever given him credit for. But Jeremy Lin is still a good player. Maybe not an All Star, but certainly not...

Knicks GM Glen Grunwald Hid in Hotel Room to Avoid Lin Offer Sheet

Knicks GM Glen GrunwaldPhoto credit: You know those stories you hear about the tactics that deadbeat dads will take in order to avoid being served papers so they don’t have to pay child support? Well, apparently New York Knicks GM  Glen Grunwald may be watching too much reality TV, because he did something very similar to avoid being served with Jeremy Lin...

Lin: 'Linsanity' got into my head

"Linsanity" took everyone by storm last season -- Jeremy Lin included. Say what you want about Lin's basketball potential, but the Harvard product is one of the more grounded players in the NBA. So, despite his controversial exit from New York, which was the subject of much debate, he's willing to look back candidly at what has been a crazy year. Lin admitted...

Morey's scouting to be tested with Asik

HOUSTON Though not quite a laundry list of names, the Rockets have developed enough unrenowned point guards into solid starters that the scouting and analysis skills of their front office personnel are confirmed. And now for his next trick, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will attempt to add 7-foot center Omer Asik to the ledger including Aaron Brooks, Kyle Lowry and Goran...

The Houston Rockets are fools for signing Jeremy Lin

I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but this is what America has become today. After over 200-plus years of work, this is what America has accepted. Rewarding mediocrity is something that ruins sports franchises, businesses and America. I am not saying Jeremy Lin is the problem, but he is part of it. The New York Knicks were faced with an extremely “tough” decision: to...

Report: Rockets to get center Asik

The Houston Rockets finally have a center again. The Chicago Bulls will not match Houston's three-year, $25 million offer sheet on Omer Asik, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Tuesday on condition of anonymity because Chicago had not officially announced the move. Asik averaged 3.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and one block in 66 games last season. He helped Turkey...

Rockets Sign Omer Asik

After prying away Jeremy Lin from the New York Knicks, the Rockets have now managed to do the same with big man Omer Asik from the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls decided not to match the three-year, $25 million offer sheet given to Asik by the Rockets. The offer now popularly known as the “poison pill” contract [...]

Asik to Rockets as Bulls won't match offer

Omer Asik will join the Rockets as the Bulls will announce Tuesday they are not matching Houston's three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet to the center. Asik met with Rockets officials in Los Angeles as soon as contact with free agents was allowed, and he will count $8.36 million annually against the salary cap. He averaged 3.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 7/24

Herald  Can’t ask for more from Celtics Jeremy Lin says he’s regaining his bearings Bulls won’t match Omer Asik’s offer sheet Globe  Celtics, Heat set for Opening Night matchup CelticsGreen   Always a Celtic - Remembering Pistol Pete Ok, Now This Is Awkward Goldy Blocks Tweets His Thanks Celtics to Open 2012-13 Season at Heat Celtic Thunder  Perk is a Warrior Celtics...

Report: Bulls Will Not Match Offer Sheet To Asik

The Bulls will officially decline to match Omer Asik's three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Rockets.

Scola says Rockets going big or going young

The Rockets have been at the front of the offseason. Whether it was getting involved in Dwight Howard rumors or going after and signing Jeremy Lin, you cannot fault Daryl Morey for going out there and being active. Houston has been a middle of the Western Conference team for the better part of a decade. Always good enough to compete for a Playoff spot, never quite good enough to...
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