Guards Patrick Christopher and Kalin Lucas have reached deals to begin the season with the Chicago Bulls’ D-League affiliate, league sources told RealGM.

Christopher and Lucas had been released early in training camp with the Bulls this season, and the organization held their rights in order for both to play for the D-League’s Iowa Energy.

Christopher passed on several sizable offers from overseas teams.

Christopher, a 6-foot-5 two-guard, went undrafted in 2010 after averaging 15.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in his senior season at the University of California.

Lucas had a standout career at Michigan State, spending his first two professional seasons in Turkey and Greece.