|23rd July, 2010||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Antalya.|
|9th December, 2011||France||Signed for the remainder of the season with Cholet.|
|10th July, 2012||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Besiktas.|
|7th August, 2014||France||Signed a one year contract with Paris-Levallois.|
|26th August, 2014||France||Left Paris Levallois.|
|3rd September, 2013||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.|
|2nd October, 2013||NBA||Waived by Chicago.|
|1st November, 2013||D-League||Designated as an allocated player by Iowa Energy.|
|24th July, 2014||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.|
|25th October, 2014||NBA||Waived by Memphis.|
|30th October, 2014||D-League||Designated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.|
|10th December, 2014||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Utah.|
|7th January, 2015||NBA||Waived by Utah.|
|16th September, 2015||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.|
|23rd September, 2015||NBA||Waived by Memphis.|
|2nd November, 2015||D-League||Designated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.|
|2006 - 2010||California (NCAA)|
|July 2010||Detroit Pistons (Summer League)|
|July 2010 - June 2011||Antalya (Turkey)|
|December 2011 - June 2012||Cholet (France)|
|July 2012||Sacramento Kings (Summer League)|
|July 2012 - June 2013||Besitkas (Turkey)|
|August 2013||Paris-Levallois (France)|
|September 2013 - October 2013||Chicago Bulls (NBA)|
|November 2013 - June 2014||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|July 2014 - October 2014||Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)|
|October 2014 - December 2014||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|December 2014 - January 2015||Utah Jazz (NBA)|
|September 2015||Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)|
|November 2015 - June 2016||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|July 2016||Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)|
October 28, 2013
After signing Erik Murphy to a $250,000 guaranteed deal and waiving Richard Hamilton and Malcolm Thomas, the Chicago Bulls had only 12 players under contract. They wanted to bring in veterans Mike James, Dexter Pittman, D.J. White and Dahntay Jones to fight for roster spots. They did not, however, want to pay them anything to do so.
The Bulls thus sought to sign those four to deals incorporating Exhibit 9. But they could not do so until they had 14 contracts. They thus signed undrafted rookie guards Kalin Lucas and Patrick Christopher to unguaranteed yet exhibit 9-less deals before signing those four veterans, thereby meeting the threshold for being able to give out exhibit 9?s, and subsequently signed the vet quartet to four deals containing them.
Lucas and Christopher were waived on the second day of camp. They never stood a chance of making it. An unconfirmed report further suggests that the duo did not even partake in practice – had they done so, they might have gotten hurt. And had they done so, the taxpaying Bulls might have been liable for a hefty bill. As cutthroat as it is, this is business – if someone was going to get hurt in camp, the Bulls wanted it to happen as cheaply as possible. So they protected themselves.
In the end, it has mattered not. White, Pittman and Jones have all been waived – the only surviving unguaranteed contracts are the partially guaranteed deal of Murphy and the Exhibit 9 of James. James seems to have made the team, even without a trade of Marquis Teaque, due in part to the Bulls’s need to meet the minimum roster requirement of 13 players. (They may waive James later when Kurt Thomas is fit to play again, yet he survives for now.)
Nonetheless, even though the finagling ultimately didn’t save the Bulls anything, it was engineered in such a way that it could have done. This is either shrewd asset management and smart business savvy, or an overly callous piece of manipulation by a habitually cheap franchise, depending on your perspective.
July 18, 2010
Christopher is a streak shooter out of Cal who doesn't do a whole lot else. If he's hot, he can score 30; if he's not, he can go 3-15. Regardless of whether he's making them, he takes them, which could be interpreted as a good or a bad thing. He's athletic and strong, but he doesn't do much with them other than take jumpshots. Had he done so, he might have gotten drafted.