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2009–10 Chicago Bulls season
Head coach Vinny Del Negro
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena United Center
Results
Record 31–34 (.477)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finish TBD

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Comcast Sports Net
WGN WCIU
Chicago Bulls seasons
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009-10 Chicago Bulls season is the 44th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Contents

Key dates

Offseason

On May 20, the Bulls promoted Gar Forman to General Manager. Former GM John Paxson accepted a new role as executive vice president of basketball operations.[1] Forman's top priority for the offseason was to re-sign Ben Gordon.[2] Ben Gordon signed with the Detroit Pistons on July 1, 2009.[3]

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NBA Draft 2009

The Bulls had two picks in the 2009 draft at the 16th and 26th selections. The Bulls chose James Johnson and Taj Gibson respectively. On February 19, 2009, the Bulls received the 26th overall pick from the Denver Nuggets.[4] Chicago did not have a second round pick because of a 2008 trade that sent the pick to Cleveland.[5]

Free agency

On July 13, 2009, the Bulls signed guard Jannero Pargo to a one year deal, helping to fill the void Ben Gordon made in leaving the team.[6] On July 14, the Bulls re-signed guard Lindsey Hunter with a one year contract.[7]

Regular season summary

On January 25, 2010, the Bulls traded center Aaron Gray for guard Devin Brown of the New Orleans Hornets. On February 17, 2010, the Bulls traded guard John Salmons for forwards Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander of the Milwaukee Bucks. On February 18, 2010, the Bulls traded forward Tyrus Thomas for guards Ronald Murray and Acie Law of the Charlotte Bobcats.[8]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 16 Johnson, JamesJames Johnson SF/PF  United States Wake Forest
1 26 Gibson, TajTaj Gibson PF  United States USC

Roster

Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 20 United States Alexander, Joe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) West Virginia
G 32 United States Brown, Devin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Texas-San Antonio
F 9 United Kingdom Deng, Luol Injured (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
F 22 United States Gibson, Taj 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Southern California
G 12 United States Hinrich, Kirk (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
C 31 United States James, Jerome Injured (IN) 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Florida A&M
F 16 United States Johnson, James 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Wake Forest
G 0 United States Law, Acie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Texas A&M
F/C 52 United States Miller, Brad 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Purdue
G 6 United States Murray, Ronald 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Shaw
F/C 13 United States Noah, Joakim Injured (IN) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Florida
G 2 United States Pargo, Jannero 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arkansas
F 35 United States Richard, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 256 lb (116 kg) Florida
G 1 United States Rose, Derrick Injured 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Memphis
F 21 United States Warrick, Hakim 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Syracuse
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2010-03-02

Pre-season

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 5–2 (Home: 2–1 ; Road: 3–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Recap
1 October 2 (in Indianapolis, USA) Chicago Bulls 104 – 95 Indiana Pacers - Won 11,255 1 - 0 1
2 October 6 (in London, UK) Utah Jazz 101 – 102 Chicago Bulls - Won 18,689 2 - 0 2
3 October 10 (in Milwaukee, USA) Milwaukee Bucks 98 – 86 Chicago Bulls - Lost 5,642 2 - 1 3
4 October 13 (in Chicago, USA) Chicago Bulls 87 – 86 Milwaukee Bucks - Won 18,119 3 - 1 4
5 October 14 (in Minneapolis, USA) Minnesota Timberwolves 94 – 99 Chicago Bulls - Won 11,955 4 - 1 5
6 October 19 (in Chicago, USA) Chicago Bulls 98 – 101 Orlando Magic - Lost 20,688 4 - 2 6
7 October 23 (in Chicago, USA) Chicago Bulls 93 – 70 Washington Wizards - Won 20,981 5 - 2 7

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division    W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 52 15 .776 29–4 23–11 7–2 67
Milwaukee Bucks 36 29 .554 15.0 23–9 13–20 9–5 65
Chicago Bulls 31 34 .474 20.0 19–13 12–21 8–4 65
Detroit Pistons 23 44 .343 29.0 16–18 7–26 2–9 67
Indiana Pacers 21 45 .318 30.5 14–16 7–29 3–9 66
# Eastern Conference   
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 52 15 .776 67
2 Orlando Magic 47 21 .691 5.5 68
3 Atlanta Hawks 42 23 .646 9.0 65
4 Boston Celtics 42 24 .636 9.5 66
5 Milwaukee Bucks 36 29 .554 15.0 65
6 Charlotte Bobcats 34 31 .523 17.0 65
7 Miami Heat 35 32 .522 17.0 67
8 Toronto Raptors 32 33 .492 19.0 65
9 Chicago Bulls 31 34 .477 20.0 65
10 New York Knicks 24 43 .358 28.0 67
11 Detroit Pistons 23 44 .343 29.0 67
12 Philadelphia 76ers 23 44 .343 29.0 67
13 Washington Wizards 21 44 .323 30.0 65
14 Indiana Pacers 21 45 .318 30.5 66
15 e-New Jersey Nets 7 59 .106 44.5 66

x - clinched playoff spot, e - eliminated from playoff contention

Game log

2009–10 season game log
2009–10 season schedule

Playoffs

Game log

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Devin Brown* 7 0 9.6 .185 .167 .000 1.40 0.7 0.29 0.14 1.7
Luol Deng 54 54 38.0 .468 .404 .762 7.30 2.1 1.00 0.93 18.2
Taj Gibson 54 42 24.9 .482 .000 .609 6.70 0.7 0.61 1.17 8.2
Aaron Gray* 8 0 6.3 .381 .000 .286 2.00 0.3 0.00 0.00 2.3
Kirk Hinrich 47 26 32.7 .389 .354 .759 3.70 4.4 0.98 0.34 10.5
Lindsey Hunter 13 0 9.4 .167 .077 1.000 1.10 0.7 0.08 0.00 1.0
James Johnson 42 0 9.3 .383 .286 .857 1.60 0.4 0.29 0.43 2.8
Brad Miller 54 17 22.5 .417 .284 .837 4.40 1.6 0.56 0.35 7.7
Ronald Murray* 1 0 19.0 .375 .000 1.000 3.00 1.0 0.00 0.00 8.0
Joakim Noah 46 46 32.7 .495 .000 .772 12.00 2.1 0.63 1.70 11.2
Jannero Pargo 37 0 10.5 .339 .286 .960 1.10 1.1 0.30 0.03 4.6
Derrick Rose 54 54 36.1 .478 .217 .766 3.70 5.7 .76 0.28 19.9
John Salmons* 51 28 33.2 .420 .380 .789 3.40 2.5 1.30 0.4 12.7
Tyrus Thomas* 29 3 23.4 .483 .000 .644 6.30 1.1 1.40 1.70 8.8
Hakim Warrick* 1 0 31.0 .385 .000 .000 9.00 1.0 0.00 0.00 10.0

Playoffs

Awards, records and milestones

Awards

Week/Month

  • Joakim Noah was named the Bulls CDW/HP Solutions Player of the Month for November. [9]

All-Star

Derrick Rose selected to Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a reserve.

Season

Records

Milestones

First team to win five consecutive games over opponents over .500 on the road

Injuries and surgeries

  • On September 29, Aaron Gray suffered a stress fracture of his left fibula. This was determined after he developed a lower leg pain the week of September 26 and he was projected to miss six-eight weeks.[10][11] On November 16, Gray, still out because of the stress fracture, was admitted to the hospital because of fluid build-up in his right knee.[12] Gray returned to the line-up to make his season début November 26 against the Utah Jazz.[13]
  • On November 6, Tyrus Thomas fractured his left radius during a weight training session. He underwent surgery on November 7 and is projected to miss four to six weeks of the season.[11][14]
  • On November 25, Kirk Hinrich sprained his left thumb during practice. Though initially feared to be a similar injury the previous season where he tore the ligaments of his right thumb, an MRI and subsequent examinations confirmed it to only be a sprain and he will only miss one to two weeks.[15][16]

Transactions

Chicago Bulls Players Added

Via Draft

Via Free Agency

Players Lost

Via Free Agency

Waived

Via Buyout

References

  1. ^ "Bulls name Forman GM". 2009-05-20. http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4187751. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Forman wants to re-sign Gordon". ESPNChicago.com. 2009-05-22. http://espn.go.com/chicago/story?id=4195181. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.nba.com/2009/news/features/david_aldridge/07/01/pistons.signings/index.html
  4. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Petro from Thunder". NBA.com/Nuggets. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 7, 2009. http://www.nba.com/nuggets/news/nugs_acquire_petro_010709.html. Retrieved June 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith and Delonte West in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com/Cavaliers. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 21, 2008. http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/blockbuster_deal_080221.html. Retrieved June 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Bulls add G Pargo with 1-year deal". ESPNChicago.com. 2009-07-13. http://espn.go.com/chicago/story?id=4324139. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  7. ^ Stein, Marc (2009-07-14). "Chicago Bulls re-sign veteran guard Lindsey Hunter". ESPNChicago.com. http://espn.go.com/chicago/story?id=4324926. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Noah named CDW/HP Solutions Player of the Month". Bulls.com. December 2, 2009. http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/noahpom_091202.html?rss=true. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  10. ^ K.C. Johnson (September 29, 2009). "Stress fracture sidelines Bulls' Gray". Chicago Tribune. http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/fullcourtpress/2009/09/stress-fracture-sidelines-bulls-gray.html. Retrieved November 21, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b Bulls.com (November 16, 2009). "Athletico Injury Report". Bulls.com. Archived from the original on November 21, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5lSCrv04W. 
  12. ^ John Jackson (November 18, 2009). "Bulls notes". Chicago Sun-Times. http://www.suntimes.com/sports/basketball/bulls/1890235,CST-SPT-bullnt18.article. Retrieved November 21, 2009. 
  13. ^ John Jackson (November 28, 2009). "Blown-away Bulls lineup limps back home". Chicago Sun-Times. http://www.suntimes.com/sports/basketball/bulls/1908507,CST-SPT-bullnt28.article. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Tyrus Thomas out 4-6 weeks with broken arm". Bulls.com. November 6, 2009. http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/thomas_091106.html. Retrieved November 20, 2009. 
  15. ^ Nick Friedell (November 29, 2009). "Bulls' Hinrich doubtful against Bucks". ESPNChicago.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=4698825. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich expected to miss 1-2 weeks". Bulls.com. November 30, 2009. http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/hinrich_091130.html. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 

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