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Posted on Mar 8
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said he’s trying to live in the moment amidst continuous speculation on where he may—or may not—end up between now and next week’s NBA trade deadline.
Speaking to the media following the Magic’s shootaround at the United Center on Thursday, Howard opened his comments with his best Charles Barkley impersonation.
“Listen, if you want to …
Posted on Feb 17
Derrick Rose has missed more games this season than in his previous three seasons combined, and he’ll probably miss his 10th game Saturday when the Bulls host the New Jersey Nets.
Richard Hamilton, who was expected to take the offensive pressure off Rose, has played in just 11 of the 32 games.
Yet, the Bulls are in the top 10 …
Posted on Feb 2
Derrick Rose was named to his third All-Star team Thursday and second as a starter for the Eastern Conference as one of the most popular players in the NBA.
Rose was the leader among East guard in votes and second on the East team in votes to Dwight Howard. LeBron James was third and Dwyane Wade fourth. Rose will start …
Posted on Jan 17
One of the fun stories of the NBA season could be a game show: Are you smarter than an NBA general manager?
Based on the results of the annual general manager’s survey released on NBA.com Tuesday, the answer may be yes.
These guys get these things wrong all the time, although one may argue that an opinion cannot be wrong, …
Posted on Jan 12
Heck, I didn’t even know All-Star voting had started with the season just a few weeks old. And now it’s about over for the fans.
That’s because with the release of the first returns Thursday, the starting lineups appear set with Derrick Rose to start again at guard.
I’m not suggesting, mind you, that your vote doesn’t count and you …
Posted on Jan 5
So what if the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard get to the March 15th trading deadline and the best trade for Orlando and the best situation for Howard is the Bulls?
And it could be.
The Bulls come into Orlando Friday concerned more immediately about being 6-1 and the health of Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton and C.J. Watson, all day-to-day …
Posted on Jan 3
It was a return of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday in the United Center, and the Kirk Hinrich still wasn’t playing.
“It was a tough summer,” conceded the former longtime Bull, who missed last spring’s 4-2 Bulls win over the Hawks with a hamstring injury. “Originally, when I had the surgery it was supposed to be 10 to 12 weeks. …
Posted on Dec 23
The long delayed NBA season finally begins Sunday, Christmas Day, and for the first time in more than a decade, Bulls fans are excited, really excited.
David Axelrod will concur. David’s been busy these days with his main job, chief strategist for President Obama’s re-election campaign after serving two years in the White House as the president’s senior advisor. But …
Posted on Dec 9
When the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers was revealed Thursday, the first thing I thought about was Bowie Kuhn in 1976 invoking the Best Interests of Baseball clause to stop the Oakland Athletics and Charlie Finley from selling his stars Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox and Vida Blue to the Yankees, …
Posted on Dec 6
The Bulls are a potential championship team for the 2011-12 season.
But they’ll be fortunate to win 50 games.
And maybe not that many early in a brutal stretch of 30 games in 50 nights, the Frightening Fifty days.
It will include seven of the first nine on the road, 19 games in January and a nine games in 12 …