Chicago Bulls | 2008 Orlando Pro Summer League
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
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Bulls rookie Derrick Rose played two games in Orlando before tendinitis in his right knee cut his summer league short.
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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.
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.
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.
Recap | Bulls Team Stats (three games)
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.
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.
|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