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Chicago Bulls | 2010 NBA Summer League | Las Vegas



Updates from Chuck Swirsky in Las Vegas (more on Twitter @swirsk054):

July 18: Bulls fall to Blazers in summer league finale (Swirsky recap; Greer, Bouldin, Plaisted audio)
July 17: Bulls can’t hold off Kings’ fourth-quarter rally (Swirsky recap; Myers, Samuels audio)
July 16: Last second shot lifts Cavs past Bulls
(Swirsky recap; Thibodeau, Gibson, Myers, Almond audio)
July 14: Thibodeau on hand as Bulls roll past Clippers
(Swirsky recap; Thibodeau, Myers, Lucas, Byars audio)
July 13: Bulls fall to Nuggets in summer league opener (Swirsky recap; Myers, Bouldin audio)
July 13: Bulls enjoy Summer League appetizer against Cavs (Myers, Bouldin audio)
July 12: Bulls arrive in Vegas for NBA Summer League (Myers, Johnson audio)

The Chicago Bulls participated in the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League. The Bulls played a total of five games from July 13-18 at Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center located on the campus of UNLV. Bulls F James Johnson highlighted this summer’s roster.

No. Player Pos Hgt Wgt College 2009.10 Team Exp
7 Derrick Byars G 6-7 220 Vanderbilt ALBA Berlin (Germany) R
11 Jerel McNeal G 6-3 195 Marquette Dexia-Mons (Belgium) R
15 John Lucas III G 5-11 165 Oklahoma St. Shanghai Sharks (China) 2
16 James Johnson F 6-9 245 Wake Forest Chicago Bulls 1
17 Matt Bouldin G 6-5 224 Gonzaga Gonzaga R
24 Morris Almond F 6-5 210 Rice Springfield Armor (NBDL) 2
32 Jack McClinton G 6-1 185 Miami (Fl.) Aliaga Petkim (Turkey) R
34 Samardo Samuels F 6-8 240 Louisville Louisville R
35 Chris Richard F 6-9 245 Florida Chicago Bulls 2
44 Trent Plaisted F 6-11 245 Brigham Young KK Zadar (Croatia) R
54 A.J. Ogilvy C 6-11 250 Vanderbilt Vanderbilt R


2010 Chicago Bulls NBA Summer League Results


DATE SCORE OPPONENT HIGH SCORERS
July 13 L, 99-71 | Video Highlights Denver Lucas (15), Johnson (13)
July 14 W, 79-50 | Video Highlights L.A. Clippers Lucas (25), Almond (14)
July 16 L, 81-80 | Video Highlights Cleveland Samuels (19), Lucas (15)
July 17 L, 76-75 | Video Highlights Sacramento Samuels (17), Bouldin (12)
July 18 L, 83-69 | Video Highlights Portland Almond (22), Byars (14)


Quick hits from 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas...

I am anxious to see more of undrafted combo guard Matt Bouldin. He's tough, intelligent and makes plays.

Derrick Byars can make an NBA roster.

One NBA front office executive told Bulls rookie center Omer Asik has the ability of becoming a solid shot blocker/defender in the league.

A number of basketball people believe it's 50-50 whether Orlando matches the Bulls’ offer sheet to J.J. Redick. The question is, what is Plan B if the Magic retain Redick's services?

Several teams are intrigued with Josh Howard, who is an unrestricted free agent working his way back after blowing out his knee against the Bulls this past season.

Ronnie Brewer remains a viable alternative for teams looking for a defensive, athletic wing.

Did Portland overpay Wesley Mathews? Another question being tossed around.

The Bulls are in great shape in the front office with John Paxson and Gar Forman, but looking at the landscape of NBA franchises who have elected to part ways with their general managers, it certainly appears that the pressure to win amongst teams is at an all time high. This is a very competitive business.

Caught up with former Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro on Tuesday. He's working on putting a staff together in LA. He was raving about the Clippers practice facility and former number one overall pick Blake Griffin, who sat out last year with a leg injury. The key to Del Negro's success is Baron Davis. If the two are on the same page, LAC has the talent to surprise some people.

Overheard a current Boston Celtic talking about new Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, praising him for his passion, dedication and attention to detail. It was genuine and from the heart. Good to hear.

Talking with a number of fans who are attending Summer League games here in Vegas who want to see Miami's plan of James, Wade and Bosh fail miserably. The feedback is that it will hurt the parity of the game. My opinion is that the Heat have become the number one villain in the NBA amongst fans, but the Heat will sell out all 82 home and road games this year.

Bobcats owner Michael Jordan had every right pulling out of a proposed Bobcats-Raptors trade that would have sent Tyson Chandler to Toronto. Unfortunately it happens. Not saying it's the proper thing to do, but until papers are exchanged and filed in the league office, nothing is official.

Who is the favorite to win the NBA Central? Bulls? Milwaukee?

The Hornets may have a tough time attempting to keep Chris Paul. Challenging times to say the least for new head coach Monty Williams , one of my all time favorite people.

DeMar DeRozan has some big time hops. Big time.

I think Houston's Patrick Patterson is going to surprise some people.

DeMarcus Cousins has a shot of becoming a really good player in the NBA. He has made several plays for the Kings team that left scouts amazed with his passing ability.

John Wall may turn the ball over too much. He'll need to cut down on that, but his skill package is incredible.

Saw Adam Morrison two days ago and he's working out for teams, looking to nail down a roster spot.

Love the Cavs offer sheet to Kyle Lowry. He's been under the radar screen for the past two years.

More Bulls action Wednesday when they face the Clippers at 7 p.m. CT. I'll be tweeting @Swirsk054 throughout the game. Always a pleasure!

2010 NBA Summer League Game Schedule

*Indicates LIVE on NBA TV
All Times listed are PACIFIC time.

Friday July 9
COX Pavilion
1 PM – Denver vs. Dallas*
3 PM – Houston vs. Phoenix*
5 PM – Detroit vs. LA Lakers*
7 PM – Golden State vs. New Orleans*

Saturday July 10
COX Pavilion
1 PM – Toronto vs. Phoenix*
3 PM – LA Lakers vs. Denver*
5 PM – Detroit vs. Golden State*
7 PM – Dallas vs. Houston*

Sunday July 11
COX Pavilion
1 PM – New York vs. Denver*
3 PM – Portland vs. Houston*
5 PM – Washington vs. Golden State*
7 PM – Miami vs. New Orleans*

Monday July 12
COX Pavilion
1 PM – LA Lakers vs. New York*
3 PM – Sacramento vs. Detroit*
5 PM – Dallas vs. Milwaukee*
7 PM – Washington vs. LA Clippers*

Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – San Antonio vs. Minnesota
5:30 PM – Phoenix vs. NBA D-League
7:30 PM – Memphis vs. Atlanta

Tuesday July 13
COX Pavilion
1 PM – Denver vs. Chicago*
3 PM – Cleveland vs. NBA D-League*
5 PM – Milwaukee vs. Memphis*
7 PM – Portland vs. New Orleans*

Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Houston vs. Toronto
5:30 PM – Sacramento vs. LA Lakers
7:30 PM – Golden State vs. Miami

Wednesday July 14
COX Pavilion
1 PM – Denver vs. Houston*
3 PM – New York vs. Toronto*
5 PM – LA Clippers vs. Chicago*
7 PM – Sacramento vs. Minnesota*

Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Atlanta vs. San Antonio
5:30 PM – Cleveland vs. Phoenix
7:30 PM – Detroit vs. Miami

Thursday July 15
COX Pavilion
1 PM – LA Lakers vs. San Antonio*
3 PM – Golden State vs. Phoenix*
5 PM – Washington vs. Dallas*
7 PM – LA Clippers vs. Portland*

Thomas & Mack
5:30 PM – Atlanta vs. Milwaukee
7:30 PM – NBA D-League vs. Memphis

Friday July 16
COX Pavilion
1 PM – Detroit vs. New York*
3 PM – Toronto vs. Sacramento*
5 PM – Washington vs. New Orleans*
7 PM – Memphis vs. Minnesota*

Thomas & Mack
5:30 PM – Cleveland vs. Chicago
7:30 PM – Milwaukee vs. Miami

Saturday July 17
COX Pavilion
1 PM – New York vs. Washington*
3 PM – Miami vs. Cleveland*
5 PM – LA Clippers vs. San Antonio*
7 PM – Minnesota vs. Portland*

Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Toronto vs. New Orleans
5:30 PM – Sacramento vs. Chicago
7:30 PM – NBA D-League vs. Atlanta

Sunday July 18
COX Pavilion
1 PM – Cleveland vs. Milwaukee*
3 PM – Chicago vs. Portland*
5 PM – Dallas vs. Sacramento*

Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – San Antonio vs. Memphis
3:30 PM – Atlanta vs. Minnesota
5:30 PM – LA Clippers vs. NBA D-League

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
*Indicates LIVE on NBA TV
All Times listed are PACIFIC time.

More on NBA Summer League: Once again fans will be able to watch all of the NBA Summer League action from Las Vegas by tuning in to NBA TV or logging on to NBA.com. The 58-game schedule tips off on Friday, July 9, and continues through Sunday, July 18, as 22 NBA teams, including the 2010 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers and a team of NBA Development League Select players, compete at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

NBA TV will air the full NBA Summer League schedule, including 39 games live, along with offering live daily studio programming with NBA GameTime. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch every game live on NBA.com through the NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BROADBAND.

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BROADBAND is a subscription service offering fans a full slate of live NBA Summer League game webcasts via NBA.com/summerleaguebroadband. The complete package will be $14.95 for access to all 58 games on a live basis, as well as on a video-on-demand basis for up to one week following the conclusion of the league’s final game. A late season package will also be available beginning July 15, for $9.95.


James Johnson

James Johnson, selected with the 16th overall pick in last summer's NBA Draft, headlines Chicago's summer league roster.