Monday , Aug , 15 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls match Toronto’s offer sheet for Duhon

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls announced Monday that the
team has matched an offer sheet to restricted free agent guard Chris Duhon. As
per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

On August 9, the Toronto Raptors signed Duhon to an offer sheet and the Bulls
had seven days to decide if they wanted to match the deal.

“Chris was an integral part of our success last season and we’re excited to
have him back,” said executive vice president of basketball operations John
Paxson.

“The opportunity to retain our continuity and see our young team grow together
has been a key offseason focus for us, and this is a step in that direction.”

Duhon appeared in all 82 games, starting 73, for Chicago in 2004-05 and helped
the Bulls to their first playoff appearance since Michael Jordan left the
franchise following the 1997-98 season.

The former Duke standout, who was selected with the 38th overall pick in the
2004 draft, ranked seventh in the NBA with a 3.34 assist-to-turnover ratio.
He also averaged 5.9 points and a rookie-best 4.9 assists in 26.5 minutes per
contest.

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