Adam Fluck Archive
Posted on Jun 4
Bulls center Joakim Noah has another accolade to add to his best professional season thus far, this time as a member of the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team.
Noah, previously named the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, joined Kevin Durant, LeBron James, James Harden and Chris Paul on the first team, the NBA announced on Wednesday. He appeared …
Posted on May 29
As much as ever, NBA teams value talented and able shooters for the way they can affect the game.
That’s just part of why Creighton product Doug McDermott believes he is capable of making an impact as he enters the professional ranks.
“I think I’d fit in great,” McDermott said of the Bulls at the recent NBA Draft Combine. “I …
Posted on May 23
With the occasional exception of a few late bloomers, most players selected in the NBA Draft have been playing the game of basketball their entire lives.
But as this year’s prospects ready themselves for the June 26 draft, few have been groomed for this process like shooting guard Gary Harris.
Harris’ mother is Joy Holmes-Harris, Purdue’s first All-American women’s player …
Posted on May 21
Just a few minutes after finishing in the top four among NBA Draft Combine participants in lane agility, shuttle run, standing vertical and maximum vertical drills, Zach LaVine met with reporters who asked if he was pleased with his results.
“I’m never really satisfied,” said LaVine. “I was trying to get the top spot in everything. I think I got …
Posted on Apr 28
Only eight teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit in NBA playoffs history, none since the Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers eight years ago.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has such strong belief in his team that he feels it could be the ninth to accomplish such a feat.
The first step towards doing that will come on …
Posted on Apr 26
Joakim Noah and the Bulls head in to Sunday’s Game 4 in Washington, D.C. with a chance to even the series at 2-2 against a Wizards team that will be without one of its key players.
Washington’s Nene was handed down a one-game suspension by the NBA for head-butting and grabbing Jimmy Butler around the neck with both hands and …
Posted on Apr 25
Facing adversity is hardly anything new for the Chicago Bulls. So perhaps as they prepare for Friday’s Game 3 in Washington D.C. facing a 2-0 deficit, they are as equipped as any team to respond with a victory.
“We’ve been counted out all season long, many times,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau after Friday morning’s shootaround at the Verizon Center. …
Posted on Apr 23
Though the Bulls head to Washington facing a 2-0 deficit in their best of seven playoff series, don’t expect any major changes in Friday’s Game 3.
Twice Chicago has built a double digit lead in the second half but been unable to hold on for a victory.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has watched film and hopes his team will learn …
Posted on Apr 21
Joakim Noah has always been a team first kind of guy.
Earlier this season, for example, his name started to be mentioned in the MVP conversation. No one thought he would jump past the likes of Kevin Durant or LeBron James to win the award, but he belonged in the discussion and that in itself was significant.
After all, Noah …
Posted on Apr 21
Winning a best of seven series in the NBA Playoffs can often come down to making adjustments, particularly when you have a fourth seed meeting a fifth seed, as is the case with the Bulls and Wizards.
So it comes as no surprise that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said his team will be making several following a 102-93 Game 1 …