Bulls overseas update: Euro Day 1
The Bulls may be locked out but a few of their players are seeing action overseas as the FIBA Euro championships go on. Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Omer Asik are all seeing action for their respective countries.
Asik who is playing for his native Turkey played 20 minutes scoring 4 points, grabbing 3 rebounds and blocking 4 shots in a 79-56 victory over Portugal.
Joakim Noah who is playing for the country of his parents, France. Noah gets to play on an almost NBA team alongside Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Nicholas Batum. Joakim played 28 minutes scoring 10 points on 4-7 shooting while grabbing 7 rebounds. France beat Latvia 89-78.
Third and finally Luol Deng who is representing Great Britian who will be hosting the Olympics in 2012. Luol must of had thought coach Thibs was roaming the bench because he saw 40 minutes of action scoring 25 while filling up his stat sheet as always with 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in a 80-69 loss to Lithuania.
All three will be in action again on Thursday when Deng and Omer will face off and Joakim Noah & France will be taking on Israel. All the games can be watched on ESPN3.com. They will be in action till Labor Day on Monday and then the elimination round will begin.