Free agent Griffin signs contract to return to Bulls


CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls signed free agent
Adrian Griffin, luring the seven-year veteran swingman back to Chicago
from the Dallas Mavericks.

The deal was announced Monday, but terms of the contract were
not disclosed.

The 6-foot-5 Griffin scored 4.6 points per game for the
Mavericks, who reached the NBA Finals last season. He made 45
starts in 52 appearances.

During the 2004-05 season, Griffin averaged 2.2 points and 2.1
rebounds for the Bulls in 69 games.

"We are extremely pleased to have Adrian back," Bulls general
manager John Paxson said. "We missed his presence last season and
it will be great to have him on board with us again."

The 32-year-old has appeared in 388 NBA games, with career
averages of 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He has also
played for Boston and Houston.