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Chicago Bulls | 2008 Orlando Pro Summer League

  • Chuck Swirsky interviews and reports from Orlando:
    Bulls Director of Player Personnel Gar Forman | New Jersey Nets President Rod Thorn
    Former Illini and Magic guard Nick Anderson | Bulls Advance Scout Chris Thomas
    Orlando Magic guard/forward Mickael Pietrus | Bulls Advance Scout/Asst. Coach Mike Wilhelm
    Orlando Magic senior vice president Pat Williams | UNLV Head Coach Lon Kruger
    Okla. City forward Kevin Durant | Bulls Head Coach Vinny Del Negro
    Bulls forward Drew Gooden | New Jersey Head Coach Lawrence Frank
    Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson | Miami Heat GM Randy Pfund
    Boston Head Coach Doc Rivers | Assistant Coach Del Harris
    Oklahoma City rookie Russell Westbrook | Assistant Coach Bob Ociepka

  • Summer League Roster, Bios & Schedule | Final Bulls Team Stats
  • OrlandoMagic.com: 2008 Orlando Pro Summer League Index | Schedule & Results
  • 2008 NBA Draft: Bulls Draft Central | Get Bulls news first from mybulls | RSS news feed

    Derrick Rose Bulls rookie Derrick Rose played two games in Orlando before tendinitis in his right knee cut his summer league short.
    (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
    The Chicago Bulls participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League from July 7-11 at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Florida, finishing with a record of 2-3. Bulls rookie Derrick Rose (No. 1 overall in NBA Draft 2008) was joined by fellow Bulls Tyrus Thomas, Joakim Noah, Aaron Gray, JamesOn Curry, Cedric Simmons, and Demetris Nichols on this summer’s roster. The Bulls finalized their summer league roster during a four-day mini-camp July 3-6 at the Berto Center.

    Friday: Oklahoma City 86, Bulls 73
    Bulls center Aaron Gray recorded a double-double in his team’s final summer league contest, an 86-73 defeat to Oklahoma City. Gray recorded 16 points and 12 rebounds, while JamesOn Curry led Chicago (2-3) with 17 points.
  • Box Score | Recap | Final Bulls Team Stats

    Thursday: New Jersey Nets 84, Bulls 68
    Playing without Derrick Rose and Tyrus Thomas, the Bulls trailed the entire way in an 84-68 loss to the New Jersey Nets. Demetris Nichols scored 15 points to lead Chicago, which dropped to 2-2. Cedric Simmons recorded 10 points and six rebounds for the Bulls.
  • Box Score | Recap | Bulls Team Stats (four games)

    Wednesday: Bulls 86, Orlando Magic 74
    Tyrus Thomas scored a game-high 25 points and had six rebounds as the Bulls beat the Orlando Magic, 86-74. Chicago (2-1) played without the services of top pick Derrick Rose, who sat out to rest his knee and is day-to-day. Joakim Noah recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.
  • Box Score | Recap | Bulls Team Stats (three games)
  • Bulls GM John Paxson talks with Chuck Swirsky
  • Derrick Rose talks about missing Wednesday's game
  • JamesOn Curry's postgame comments
  • Chuck Swirsky's Day 3 recap

    Tuesday: Bulls 89, Indiana Pacers 84
    Trailing by eight points heading into the final frame, the Bulls went on a 15-0 run in the 4th quarter and held on for a 89-84 win over the Indiana Pacers. Keith Langford led Chicago (1-1) with 19 points, Tyrus Thomas added 17 and seven boards, and Demetris Nichols finished with 16.
  • Box Score | Recap
  • Aaron Gray's postgame comments | Chuck Swirsky's Day 2 recap

    Monday: Miami Heat 94, Bulls 70
    Four Bulls scored in double digits, including Derrick Rose with 10, but it wasn't enough to offset a monster game from the Heat's Michael Beasley as Chicago dropped 94-70 decision to Miami. Beasley tallied 28 points and nine rebounds in his summer league debut, while Tyrus Thomas recorded a double-double with 12 and 10 for the Bulls.
  • Box Score | Recap | Highlights
  • Derrick Rose's postgame comments | Chuck Swirsky's Day 1 recap

    BULLS SUMMER-CAMP ROSTER


    No. Name Pos Ht | Wt Born College/Country 2007.08 Team
    1 Derrick Rose G 6-3 | 190 10/04/88 Memphis Memphis (NCAA)
    2 P.J. Couisnard G 6-4 | 217 10/17/84 Wichita State Wichita State (NCAA)
    3 Marcel Jones F 6-8 | 215 Oregon State Oregon State (NCAA)
    6 Keith Langford G 6-4 | 215 09/15/83 Kansas San Antonio Spurs/Angelico Biella (Italy)
    13 Joakim Noah F 6-11 | 232 02/25/85 Florida Chicago Bulls
    15 Cedric Simmons F 6-9 | 235 01/03/86 North Carolina State Chicago Bulls
    17 Justin Bowen F 6-7 | 210 05/26/83 UIC Austin Toros (NBDL)
    20 JamesOn Curry G 6-3 | 190 01/07/86 Oklahoma State Chicago Bulls/Iowa Energy (NBDL)
    21 Chris Charles C 7-0 | 222 02/23/81 Villanova Elkhart Express (IBL)
    22 Brad Buckman F 6-9 | 245 01/11/84 Texas UMobitelco (Romania)
    24 Tyrus Thomas F 6-9 | 215 08/17/86 Louisiana State Chicago Bulls
    34 Aaron Gray C 7-0 | 270 12/07/84 Pittsburgh Chicago Bulls
    35 Demetris Nichols F 6-8 | 216 09/04/84 Syracuse Chicago Bulls/Iowa Energy (NBDL)
    42 Keith Gayden F 6-8 | 215 12/15/83 Duquesne Elgin Racers (IBL)
    43 Doug Thomas F 6-8 | 245 09/20/83 Iowa Iowa Energy (NBDL)
    44 Rashaun Freeman F 6-9 | 255 12/15/84 Massachusetts Nantes (France)
    54 Will Daniels F 6-8 | 228 04/21/86 Rhode Island Rhode Island (NCAA)

    Head Coach: Vinny Del Negro
    Assistant Coaches: Del Harris, Bernie Bickerstaff, Bob Ociepka, Pete Myers