Sebastian Pruiti of NBA Playbook has put together a detailed scouting report on Omer Asik. It’s heavy on analysis and video…a must read/watch if you want to know more about Chicago’s backup big man.
Here’s Pruiti’s conclusion:
“Out of all the overseas prospects I have scouting for my posts this week, Omer Asik will probably have lowest amount of production this year. His body simply isn’t ready for the NBA game. That doesn’t mean I think he will be a bust or that I think the Bulls made a poor decision bringing him over now. It’s actually the opposite.
“I think the Bulls made a very smart decision bringing Asik over this year. It is obvious that he won’t be challenged in the Turkish League, and if a player doesn’t get challenged they don’t improve. While he isn’t going to get many minutes, he will be competing against guys like Carlos Boozer every day in practice (or guys trying to make the pros in the D-League) and that will make him better. In addition to that, he will be working under a NBA-quality strength and conditioning program and that will make him stronger. If he can get stronger with his skill-set, that already makes him better (even before he starts adding to his game).
“So while you may not see much from Omer Asik this year, I think he will be a big man to watch two years from now.”