Archive for the ‘Around the NBA’ Category
Posted on Sep 7
BARCELONA–It’s time for Ray Allen to come back to the Midwest, where it started for him on the western shores of Lake Michigan 18 years ago.
Ray Allen’s best — and, really, only sensible — option is to sign with the Bulls this season.
The future Hall of Fame shooting guard, who is 39, remains a free agent and has …
Posted on Aug 13
The NBA sure knows how to start a party. This one is the 2014-15 regular season NBA celebration, and for the Bulls it begins with a bang in New York against the Knicks October 29 and then for the Bulls’ home opener against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers Halloween night, October 31.
It’s an appropriate kick start to the engine of …
Posted on Jul 11
So LeBron James is returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s been long speculated, though few believed it would occur this soon. Though few saw Dwyane Wade’s knees giving out so quickly, as well.
So now the questions come fast:
What will Carmelo Anthony do? Take an offer from the Bulls to start the Greatest Central Division Rivalry of …
Posted on May 20
So have the Cavs been paid back enough yet for losing LeBron James?
For the third time in four years, the Cavs Tuesday won the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, and this one is a good one.
No, not as great as projected or predicted before the season. But with the No. 1 pick and a roster that …
Posted on May 8
Taj Gibson finished a close second to Jamal Crawford in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting, but he remains the winner with the Bulls.
“You have to congratulate Jamal and for what he’s done throughout his career,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. “But in my opinion, and I’m biased of course, but to me Taj was the Sixth …
Posted on Apr 19
It’s a tired cliché to match sports teams with the images of their cities. As blue collar as Chicago likes to consider itself, it’s one of the great finance capitals of the world. And as sophisticated as Washington would like to be, there are as many working peoples’ areas as in Chicago.
Though when the Bulls open the 2014 playoffs …
Posted on Apr 19
So did we go another year just for Heat-Spurs II? Or can Oklahoma City finally break through now that they are about to have the league MVP? Or has Houston made the offseason acquisition with Dwight Howard that will be the difference?
As the 2014 NBA Playoffs open Saturday with Brooklyn at Toronto at 11:30 a.m. CT followed by perhaps …
Posted on Apr 16
The last night of the NBA season may not be the most exciting, but it may be the most intriguing.
Because it may be more like a John le Carre novel, something of the Season that Came in from the Cold, and not just because it’s finally becoming warmer outside.
The Nets supposedly are easing off with the speculation that …
Posted on Apr 15
The first award of the 2014 NBA awards season goes to former Bull Luol Deng.
Deng was named winner of the 2013-14 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. It is voted on by the 175 members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association, similar to the media group that votes for the NBA post season awards. The honor goes to a player, …
Posted on Apr 12
The Bulls game in New York Sunday suddenly, and surprisingly, became, at least in theory, a lot easier.
Though it may make the playoffs a bit more difficult.
That’s because the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night defeated the Miami Heat 98-85. And Dwyane Wade played this time. The Atlanta victory eliminated the Knicks from the playoffs with the Hawks clinching the …