The Chicago Bulls have officially announced they will not match Omer Asik’s 3 year / $25 million offer from the Houston Rockets. “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,” said Bulls GM, Gar Forman to Sam Smith of Bulls.com. Asik’s absence will no doubt be a loss for the Bulls, but his $14 million third year salary would have put the Bulls in a disastrous position. Taj Gibson will become the Bulls top priority this year in re-signing as he will become a restricted free agent at 2012-2013′s end – and the Bulls most likely don’t want to end up going down that road again. Taj will certainly see more time this year absorbing Asik’s minutes. The Bulls are also expected to sign Nazr Mohammed, a 14 year veteran, to help fill some of the void.