Chicago Bulls sign Stephen Graham to 10-day contract
The Chicago Bulls signed rookie Stephen Graham to a 10-day contract today. He joins the Bulls from the Sioux Falls Sky Force of the Continental Basketball Association. Graham will wear jersey No. 1 and will be with the Bulls when they host the New York Knicks tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 P.M. at the United Center.
After being selected by Sioux Falls in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2005 CBA Draft, the 6-6, 215-pound Graham has appeared in 13 games (all starts) with the Sky Force. He has averaged 23.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.08 spg and 36.2 mpg, and shot .597 (108-181) from the field, including .722 (13-18) from three-point range, and .864 (70-81) from the free throw line.
Chicago is Grahamís second stop in the NBA during his rookie season. On Dec. 10, 2005 he was signed by the Houston Rockets. In his six games with the Rockets, he averaged 2.8 ppg and 1.2 rpg in 6.3 mpg before being waived on Dec. 29.
Graham attended Oklahoma State University, along with his twin brother Joey, who was selected in the first round (16th overall) of NBA Draft 2005 by the Toronto Raptors.
Chicagoís roster now stands at 15.
InsideHoops.com Editor Says: Graham can play. This signing won't impact the Bulls, but it gives Graham a chance to prove himself in practice and better his chances of eventually getting a real contract.