Bulls Acquire 7th Pick from Suns
NCAA champion Ben Gordon, along with Luol Deng, is on his way to Chicago. (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty Images)
June 24, 2004 -- The Chicago Bulls acquired the rights to Luol Deng, the 7th overall pick in the 2004 Draft, from Phoenix in exchange for a Bulls future conditional first round pick, the rights to the 31st pick in the second round of the 2004 Draft (Jackson Vroman), and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The future first-round pick from the Bulls is protected for the first three picks in 2005, is protected for the first pick in 2006, and is unconditional in 2007.
“We are extremely happy with how this draft played out for us. Being able to add Luol Deng to our other pick, Ben Gordon, we feel we have added two valuable players that will help this organization,” said Bulls’ Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson.