#3 Omer Asik Center Height: 7-0 Weight: 255 NBA Experience: 2 Country: Turkey Birthdate: July 4, 1986 Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey How Acquired: Signed as a restricted free agent on July 24, 2012
In 2011-2012 Appeared in all 66 games (two starts) with Chicago, averaging 3.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.03 blocks (31st in NBA) and 14.7 minutes per game … led the team in rebounds four times … grabbed 10 or more rebounds five times and scored 10-plus points three times … scored eight points (4-8 FG), grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and added two steals at Atlanta (1/7/12) … tallied eight points (3-6 FG), 14 boards and tied his career-high five blocks vs. Washington (1/11/12) … finished with a season-high 11 points (5-6 FG) vs. Phoenix (1/17/12) … made his first career start vs. Charlotte (1/21/12), posting six points, a season-high 15 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 38:36 of play … added 10 points (4-5 FG) vs. New Jersey (1/23/12) … pulled down another 12 boards at Charlotte (2/10/12) … tallied 10 points (6-10 FT), seven boards and three blocks in just 17:53 vs. Toronto (3/24/12) … matched his career high of five blocks vs. Denver (3/26/12) … netted nine points (3-6 FG) and equaled his season-best 15 boards (7 offensive) at Charlotte (4/18/12).
In the NBA Has averaged 2.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.84 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game over two seasons with Chicago … has not missed a game in two NBA seasons, playing in 148 consecutive regular season contests. 2010-2011: Appeared in all 82 games with the Bulls, posting averages of 2.8 points, 3.7 boards, 0.68 blocks and 12.1 minutes per game … posted four games of double-digit rebounding, three games with 10-plus points and recorded one double-double … ranked fifth in the NBA in offensive rebounds per 48 minutes (5.4), 11th in blocks per 48 minutes (2.72), 12th in rebounds per 48 minutes and 20th in defensive rebounds per 48 minutes (9.4) … posted 13 points (5-6 FG), seven boards and a career-high five blocks vs. Toronto (1/4/11) … pulled down 11 rebounds despite not attempting a field goal or a free throw vs. Miami (2/24/11) to become the first rookie in NBA history to grab at least 10 boards in a game without taking a shot of any kind … grabbed 13 rebounds at Orlando (3/4/11) … notched his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 16 boards at New Jersey (3/17/11) … scored a career-high 14 points (6-6 FG) vs. Sacramento (3/21/11).
In the Playoffs Holds averages of 1.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.86 blocks and 13.1 minutes per game in 21 postseason outings (three starts) with Chicago. 2012: Averaged 3.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.67 blocks in six games (three starts) against Philadelphia … recorded playoff career bests of 10 points and nine rebounds at Philadelphia (5/10/12). 2011: Appeared in 15 playoffs games, averaging 1.0 points and 2.1 boards in 9.9 minutes per outing … grabbed eight boards and had two blocks in 12:39 of play at Atlanta (5/8/11).
In International Play Grew up playing for Fenerbahçe S.K. Istanbul (2005-10) in his native Turkey … was loaned to Kadikoy Belediyesi in the Turkish League's second division for the majority of the 2005-06 season … played with the silver-medal-winning Turkish National Team in the U-20 European Championships in Izmir, Turkey … was again a member of the silver-medal-winning Turkish squad at the 2010 FIBA World Championships held in Istanbul … missed two months of action due to a broken left clavicle in 2009-10 … in 2007-08 between Alpella and Fenerbahçe, he led the league in blocked shots (1.90) … set a Euroleague record for blocked shots in Top-16 round play with 19 in 2007-08 and garnered Turkish League All-Star honors for the second year in a row … in 2006-07, led the league in rebounding (11.2 rpg) and ranked second in blocked shots (2.00 bpg), earning Turkish League All-Star honors and Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Newcomer of the Year accolades.
In Life Born Omer Faruk Asik on July 4, 1986, in Bursa, Turkey … hosted a holiday party with the USO and Chicago Housing Authority in 2010 … visited members of the Houston Police Department on Sept. 11, 2012, thanking them for their service in commemoration of Patriot Day.
In Transactions Drafted by the Portland (36th overall) in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft … draft rights were traded to the Chicago in exchange for Denver's 2009 second-round pick, New York's 2009 second-round selection and Chicago's 2010 second-round pick on Sept. 10, 2010 … signed as a restricted free agent by the Rockets on July 24, 2012, after Chicago chose not to match Houston's offer sheet.