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Posted on Jan 27
So now what about Booz?
Derrick Rose on Thursday became the 12th Bull and first since 1998 to be named a starter for the NBA All-Star team with the official announcement on the TNT pregame show.
Rose, an All-Star reserve last season, joins Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard as Eastern Conference starters. Boston’s Doc Rivers has …
Posted on Jan 19
It turns out Carmelo Anthony is not as dumb and greedy as we were led to believe.
No, he’s not going to the New Jersey Nets in a trade, which Nets owner and oligarch (I love covering oligarchs) Mikhail Prokhorov announced Wednesday after arriving back in the U.S. Prokhorov said that the trade talks had become a distraction–apparently denying the …
Posted on Jan 10
It’s nothing special anymore, Ben Gordon back in the United Center, one of the best shooting guards in franchise history.
“I have a lot of good memories here,” Gordon was saying before Monday’s game. “Even though the fans boo me now.”
Reporters probably miss Gordon as much as any former Bull given he’s always one of the most accessible, friendly …
Posted on Dec 21
Doug Collins has proven to be a coach with the ability to come in to a new job and make a short-term impact.
So when his Philadelphia 76ers started out the season 3-13, it was clear he had his work cut out for him. However, his team has turned things around since then, going 8-3 over their past 11 games.…
Posted on Dec 17
Vinny Del Negro can’t say he’s been looking forward to Saturday when his Los Angeles Clippers come to the United Center to face the Bulls in Del Negro’s first return since being fired as Bulls coach.
“I don’t know,” Del Negro said when I caught up with him the other day on his team’s road trip, haltingly, about coming back, …
Posted on Dec 10
The good news is that Kobe Bryant views Derrick Rose as one of the NBA’s elite players at the young age of 22. The bad news is that Bryant isn’t ready to hand over anything to Rose or anyone else in the NBA for that matter as he and the Lakers seek their third straight championship.
“I think the sky …
Posted on Dec 6
Somebody is going to get a chance to pick up a pretty good shooting guard from the NBA’s D-League soon, a guy named Kyle Weaver of the first place Iowa Energy who is just tearing it up.
Weaver is averaging 19 points for the season, but over the last three, 24.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists. For the season, …
Posted on Oct 15
It’s probably no coincidence that Tyson Chandler’s best seasons as a pro came as a Hornet, with point guard Chris Paul running the team.
During the 2006-07 season, his first year with Paul, the former Bulls forward/center averaged 9.5 points, a career-high 12.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. The following season, he averaged a double-double.
Posted on Oct 8
The Bulls are home Friday for the first time in the preseason, though I suspect there’s a bit more interest for now in who is visiting the Bulls than who is playing for them.
There was a lot of excitement until the Carlos Boozer injury, but with Boozer, Ronnie Brewer and C.J. Watson out in Thursday’s loss in Dallas, it’s …
Posted on Sep 27
And so began the Bulls’ 2010-11 season noon Monday at the suburban Berto Center, and I admit I was taken aback when I walked in and thought I saw Carmelo Anthony.
I always mix them up.
If no news was good news, there was plenty positive Monday as general manager Gar Forman said he …