CHICAGO — Chicago's two top draft picks will be on the team's roster for two summer leagues, the L.A. Summer Pro League and the Rocky Mountain Revue.
Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler, both making the leap from high school to the NBA, began their professional careers Monday with physicals and will began two-a-day practices on Tuesday.
Chandler, drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers out of Dominguez High in Compton, Calif., and then traded to the Bulls, averaged 26 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Curry averaged 22 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots while shooting 64 percent from the field at Thornwood High School in the Chicago suburb of South Holland.
Also on the summer league roster are second-round draft picks Trenton Hassell of Austin Peay, who averaged 19 points over three years, and California forward Sean Lampley, who led the Pac-10 in scoring last season at 19.5 points.
Joining the rookies on the roster are veterans Michael Ruffin and Ron Artest. Jamal Crawford, A.J. Guyton and Marcus Fizer, each going into their second year in the NBA, will also participate.