2007–08 Chicago Bulls season

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2007–08 Chicago Bulls season
Head coach Jim Boylan
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena United Center
Results
Record 33–49 (.402)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Chicago, WGN, WCIU
Radio WMVP
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Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls takes a shot during an NBA game versus the New York Knicks at the United Center in Chicago, IL, December 14, 2007

The 2007–08 Chicago Bulls season was the 42nd season of NBA basketball in Chicago, Illinois.

Key dates:

Offseason[edit]

The Bulls made the following free agent transactions for the 2007 off-season.

Free Agents[6][edit]

Additions[edit]

Date signed Player Former team
July 18 Andres Nocioni Chicago Bulls
July 18 Joe Smith Philadelphia 76ers
October 2 Andre Barrett Chicago Bulls
October 2 Joseph Blair Olimpia Milano
October 2 Justin Cage Xavier Musketeers
October 2 Thomas Gardner VOO Verviers-Pepinster
October 2 Jared Homan Mersin BŞB. S.K.

Subtractions[edit]

Date left Player New team
October 8 Justin Cage Colorado 14ers
October 10 Joseph Blair Spartak Primorje
October 10 Andre Barrett Bakersfield Jam

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2007 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 9 Joakim Noah F  United States Florida
2 49 Aaron Gray C  United States Pittsburgh
2 51 JamesOn Curry G  United States Oklahoma State

Roster[edit]

2007-08 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SG 6 United States Brown, Shannon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Michigan State
SF 9 United Kingdom Deng, Luol 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
PG 21 United States Duhon, Chris 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Duke
SG 31 United States Gardner, Thomas (Waived) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Missouri
PF 90 United States Gooden, Drew 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kansas
SG 7 United States Gordon, Ben 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Connecticut
C 34 United States Gray, Aaron 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Pittsburgh
SG 44 United States Griffin, Adrian (to SEA) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Seton Hall
PG 12 United States Hinrich, Kirk 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
SG 32 United States Hughes, Larry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Saint Louis
SF 38 Russia Khryapa, Viktor (Waived) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Georgetown
SF 35 United States Nichols, Demetris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Syracuse
C 13 United States Noah, Joakim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Florida
SF 5 Argentina Nocioni, Andres 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Argentina
SG 2 Switzerland Sefolosha, Thabo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Switzerland
PF 15 United States Simmons, Cedric 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina State
PF 32 United States Smith, Joe (To CLE) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Maryland
PF 24 United States Thomas, Tyrus 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Louisiana State
C 3 United States Wallace, Ben (To CLE) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Virginia Union
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2008-02-21

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 34–7 25–16 11–5
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 45 37 .549 14 27–14 18–23 7–9
Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 23 21–20 15–26 5–11
Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 26 20–21 13–28 11–5
Milwaukee Bucks 26 56 .317 33 19–22 7–34 6–10


Game log[edit]

2007–08 game log
2007–08 season schedule

Player stats[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Shannon Brown* 21 4 11.4 .349 .300 .586 1.0 .8 .52 .14 5.4
Luol Deng 63 59 33.8 .479 .364 .770 6.3 2.5 .90 .46 17.0
Chris Duhon 66 18 22.6 .387 .348 .813 1.8 4.0 .73 .03 5.8
Thomas Gardner 4 0 11.3 .391 .250 .000 1.0 .3 .00 .00 5.3
Drew Gooden* 69 65 30.8 .449 .000 .753 8.6 1.2 .70 .77 12.0
Ben Gordon 72 27 31.8 .434 .410 .908 3.1 3.0 .76 .11 18.6
Aaron Gray 61 1 10.0 .505 .000 .566 2.8 .7 .34 .26 4.3
Kirk Hinrich 75 72 31.7 .414 .350 .831 3.3 6.0 1.16 .25 11.5
Larry Hughes* 68 57 29.7 .381 .345 .798 3.4 2.7 1.46 .25 12.2
Viktor Khryapa 9 0 11.7 .387 .000 .571 2.2 .9 .67 .00 3.6
Demetris Nichols* 14 0 3.1 .261 .231 .000 .4 .1 .00 .21 1.1
Joakim Noah 74 31 20.7 .482 .000 .691 5.6 1.1 .92 .86 6.6
Andrés Nocioni 82 27 24.6 .432 .364 .807 4.2 1.2 .30 .52 13.2
Thabo Sefolosha 69 22 20.8 .428 .330 .721 3.7 1.9 .88 .43 6.7
Cedric Simmons* 14 0 6.2 .286 .000 .000 1.3 .0 .14 .36 .6
Tyrus Thomas 74 27 18.0 .423 .167 .741 4.6 1.2 .65 .97 6.8

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Bulls were involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.

Trades[edit]

February 21, 2008[3]
To Chicago Bulls
Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown & Cedric Simmons
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith, Delonte West, a 2009 second round pick and a $1.7 mil trade exception
To Seattle SuperSonics
Ira Newble, Donyell Marshall and Adrian Griffin.
  • Players in bold denote former Bulls players.

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skiles relieved as Bulls Head Coach, Bulls.com, December 24, 2007. Accessed March 25, 2008.
  2. ^ Boylan named Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season, Bulls.com, December 27, 2007. Accessed March 25, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Bulls acquire Gooden and Hughes in three-team trade, Bulls.com, February 21, 2007. Accessed March 25, 2008.
  4. ^ Ford scores 18 but Toronto drops finale to Bulls, Associated Press, April 17, 2008.
  5. ^ Chicago Bulls fire interim coach Jim Boylan, Associated Press, April 17, 2008.
  6. ^ Chicago Bulls All-Time Transactions, Bulls.com. Accessed March 25, 2008.