The Chicago Bulls today signed forward Chris Richard to a 10-day contract.  Richard, a 6-9, 256-pound forward, will be in uniform tonight in Atlanta when the Bulls take on the Hawks at Philips Arena at 7:00 p.m. (CT).

Richard, 25, appeared in six preseason games with Chicago this year and averaged 3.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg in 19.7 mpg, before he was waived on Oct. 22, 2009.  Richard joins the Bulls by way of the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.  In nine games (all starts) with the 66ers, he averaged 10.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.22 spg, 1.11 bpg, 0.9 apg and 30.6 mpg.  He shot .623 from the field and .600 from the line while in Tulsa.

A product of the University of Florida, Richard was originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of NBA Draft 2007 by the Minnesota Timberwolves.  While with the T-Wolves, Richard played in 52 games (three starts) and recorded 1.9 ppg and 2.6 rpg in 10.7 mpg, and shot .471 from the field and .593 from the line.

Chicago’s roster now stands at 14.