CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Bulls waived forward Michael Ruffin on Thursday, paring their roster to 16.

The 6-foot-8 Ruffin, a second-round draft pickout of Tulsa in 1999, played in 116 games _ starting 22 _ in two years.

Ruffin averaged 2.4 points and 4.4 rebounds with the Bulls. He appeared in four preseason games this year, with four points and seven rebounds.