Omer Asik

Omer Asik

Omer Asik: A Brief Biography

Ömer Faruk Aşık is a Turkish professional basketball player who plays a center for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA, he is 7 feet tall, Aşık started his professional career with the Turkish Basketball League team Fenerbahçe in 2005–06, After a short stint with Alpella, he eventually ended his Turkish club career with Fenerbahçe in 2009-10.

He was a two-time champion and also a two time all-star in the Turkish Basketball League, he started wreaking havoc on his return to Fenerbahçe before he broke his collar-bone and couldn't play for two months.

He was the starting center in the Turkish National Basketball Team which won the Silver Medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships, Aşık was drafted with the 36th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2008 NBA draft and immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls in a three-team deal. On July 13, 2010, Aşık signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls.

He signed with the Rockets in 2012 and his offensive game improved considerably during that time, he became the starting center for them and led the entire league in rebounds in the 2012-13 season. He was later traded to the Pelicans where he played for 2 seasons, of which the second one was marred by injury, He was then traded back to the Bulls for whom he currently plays.