In other Bulls news, check out this Daily Herald article: (thanks to Tim for the link)
"Speaking of Europe, Paxson does not expect second-round draft picks Mario Austin and Tommy Smith to participate in Bulls training camp. Austin reportedly has signed with European power CSKA Moscow, while the Bulls are searching for a spot for Smith. If Austin and Smith play overseas, the Bulls will continue to hold their rights. Paxson wants to be prepared for next summer's expansion draft. If, for instance, the Charlotte Bobcats select Lonny Baxter, then Austin would be a ready replacement."I think thats a strategy that more teams will try to use. At least until the NBA makes a REAL developmental league. That expansion draft next year is going to be real interesting. There are several rumors out there saying that Charlotte may draft E-Rob, based on his play with the (then) Charlotte Hornets. The kind of play that made Krause drive a truckload of money to his door.