Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik will be out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis.
According to the club, Asik has "been receiving ongoing medical treatment and management, but his return to basketball activities is yet to be determined."
In the fourth season of a five-year, $58 million contract, Asik didn't figure to play a big role with the Bulls this season.
Last season, Asik appeared in a total of four games for the Bulls after the New Orleans Pelicans shipped him back to the Windy City in a deal for Nikola Mirotic.
Robin Lopez and rookie Wendell Carter Jr. project to do the heavy lifting at center alongside second-year power forward Lauri Markkanen.