Chicago Bulls Re-Assign Demetris Nichols To Iowa Energy
NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 29, 2008 – The Chicago Bulls today announced they have re-assigned rookie forward Demetris Nichols to their D-League affiliate Iowa Energy. Nichols was previously assigned to Iowa between Dec. 18, 2007 and Jan. 7, 2008.
During his first assignment, Nichols, 6-8, 216-pounds, appeared in nine games, averaging 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 blocks in 36.9 minutes, while shooting .414 from the field, .333 from behind the three-point arc and .800 from the free throw line.
Acquired by the Bulls on waivers on Dec. 7, Nichols has appeared in four games for the Bulls. He has also has spent time this season with New York and Cleveland, having appeared in three games with the Cavaliers.
Originally selected by Portland 53rd overall in the 2007 NBA Draft, Nichols was a four-year contributor at Syracuse, where he averaged 10.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 123 career games. During his senior season, Nichols led the Big East in scoring 18.9 ppg.
Bulls fans can stay in step with Nichols and the Energy by logging onto www.d-league.com/watch to watch all D-League games streamed live for free.
Nichols will be available to play with the Energy on March 2, when the team travels to Albuquerque to take on the Thunderbirds. This marks the 42nd time an NBA player has been assigned to a D-League team.