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Free Agent Griffin Returns to Chicago

Adrian Griffin Griffin was a co-captain two years ago in Chicago, helping the team to the postseason for the first time in six years.
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July 31, 2006 – The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard/forward Adrian Griffin to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"We are extremely pleased to have Adrian back. We missed his presence last season and it will be great to have him on board with us again,” said Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson.

“He played well for Dallas last season and we believe he fits the direction we are heading as a team. He is also a proven leader and competitor and will be a key component of our roster.”

Griffin (6-5, 230, Seton Hall), 32, is a seven-year NBA veteran including stops with Boston, Dallas, Houston and Chicago. He has appeared in 388 NBA games (176 starts) and holds career averages of 4.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.00 spg and 18.3 mpg.

Last season he helped the Mavericks reach the NBA Finals with averages of 4.6 ppg 4.4 rpg, 1.7 apg and 23.9 mpg in 52 appearances (45 starts).

During the 2004.05 season, Griffin co-captained the Bulls and posted averages of 2.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 9.7 mpg in 69 games (one start).

He also helped Chicago reach the playoffs for the first time since the 1997.98 season.