Archive for the ‘Berto Center/Practice’ Category
Posted on Oct 2
The NBA officially opens its season, as it did Monday, with so-called “media day,” which is not unlike baseball in February. You know, when the Cubs believe they can win a World Series and Ozzie Guillen isn’t going to say or do anything stupid this year.
It’s the time when anything is possible, and sometimes it is.
So why can’t …
Posted on Oct 1
In a perfect world, Derrick Rose would join his teammates on the Berto Center court when the Bulls hold their first practice of the season on Tuesday.
After all, there were times when he certainly sounded—and looked—ready on Monday, when the Bulls held their annual media day. But the reality is that Rose has a ways to go as he …
Posted on Oct 1
As the Bulls’ annual media day got underway at the Berto Center on Monday, General Manager Gar Forman addressed those in attendance with a few minutes of opening comments.
Forman spoke about his excitement for camp to get started, the return of the team’s core and the progress each of those players made this summer, as well as the team’s …
Posted on Jul 25
Well, maybe it doesn’t look that bad for the Bulls in the 2012-13 season, after all.
It’s not good, mind you, at least as long as Derrick Rose is recovering from knee surgery, which should be at least half the season. You lose the league MVP or your star and you get worse.
There are no shortcuts: Bulls go from …
Posted on Jul 24
When the Bulls and Gar Forman entered the offseason, their top priority was to sign a combo guard who could play both the point guard and shooting guard positions, the general manager acknowledged on Tuesday at the Berto Center.
Enter Kirk Hinrich, whose signing with the team became official on Monday.
“Obviously, Kirk is a proven veteran in this league,” …
Posted on May 11
Bulls players Friday met with management and coaches in the Berto Center, the last official team function and left to head into their offseason.
Luol Deng and Joakim Noah will prepare for the Olympics and most head to their homes around the country, while Derrick Rose waits for surgery on his torn knee ligament.
While most players drove out of …
Posted on Apr 12
When you ask members of the Bulls to talk about the race in the Eastern Conference, it’s a reasonably safe bet that they’ll say they’re chasing the Miami Heat.
The Heat, after all, defeated the Bulls in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals in five games before falling to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals.
Miami players, however, are giving …
Posted on Apr 10
Derrick Rose’s first game back from missing 12 in a row with a groin injury didn’t start out like he planned.
The reigning NBA MVP was limited to only seven points in the first half as the Knicks sprinted out to a 27-6 lead during Sunday’s afternoon game at Madison Square Garden.
The Bulls chipped away at the deficit and …
Posted on Apr 3
Derrick Rose could possibly play Thursday against the Boston Celtics, though I personally doubt he will. And there’s apparently no misunderstanding between the Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau regarding the discussions on Thibodeau’s future with the team.
Those were some of the issues that Bulls General Manager Gar Forman addressed before a private team fundraising auction and dinner at the …
Posted on Jan 24
Shaler Halimon isn’t walking through the door. Kornel David isn’t walking through the door. Fabricio Oberto isn‘t walking through the door.
No, the Bulls and their gaudy 16-3 record are basically going to have to go with what they have, and that includes without Luol Deng for at least a few more games.
Deng and team officials confirmed Tuesday that …