Archive for the ‘Transactions’ Category
Posted on Mar 2
My first impression of Jimmer Fredette watching him shoot threes before Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks is he could be in the three-point shooting contest. Fredette easily stroked about 10 straight moving around the arc like they do at the All-Star game contest.
My second impression was he talks very fast when he spent about three minutes with …
Posted on Mar 1
Get ready for eight minutes of Jimmer-mania?
Perhaps as Jimmer Fredette late Saturday afternoon cleared waivers after a buyout from the Sacramento Kings. Fredette, according to sources, tentatively agreed to sign with the Bulls. It’s still unofficial. If it finally occurs, it would be a prorated minimum for the remainder of the season for the former college player of the …
Posted on Feb 21
One of the big reasons for the success and popularity of Charles Barkley is he’s such a good sport when he faces personal joking and kidding. Compared to say, Shaquille O’Neal, who seems always wanting to beat up someone. Big guys never can take a joke.
The TNT broadcast crew has a favorite gimmick for Barkley. They give Barkley five …
Posted on Jan 22
Luol Deng is in a good place.
Yes, yes, it’s Cleveland and we know Joakim Noah doesn’t vacation there and the lake no longer is on fire—actually, it’s frozen like in Chicago—and they can’t win in football and baseball and LeBron left and there’s a new Roosevelt book out and they’re making fat jokes about Ohio’s Taft again. But forget …
Posted on Jan 18
The most memorable part of Marquis Teague’s Bulls career could be Saturday when it apparently ended with a tentative agreement of a trade to the Brooklyn Nets for 6-9 forward Tornike Shengelia, who mostly has played in the D-League.
Teague, a quiet respectful young man who was the Bulls first round draft pick, No. 29 in the 2012 draft, patiently …
Posted on Jan 7
There is only so much grief anyone can go through. It has to have an effect.
That’s perhaps the biggest issue facing the Bulls now not only in the wake of Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee surgery in November, but after Monday’s late night trade of Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Though Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Tuesday’s game …
Posted on Jan 7
Monday night’s move that sent longtime Bulls forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers was one made with the team’s long-term future in mind.
Yet it was hardly an easy decision to make.
As he explained the process of how the trade came to fruition, Exec. VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson in his opening comments on Tuesday at the …
Posted on Jan 7
It’s a sad day for Bulls fans.
Yes, plenty of them wanted Luol Deng traded once Derrick Rose was hurt and out for the season with the possibility of a championship lost, Deng a free agent and possibly leaving after the season for a better contract or weather. Plenty of fans wanted a shot at a young player in the …
Posted on Dec 13
There are a few reasons veteran guard D.J. Augustin is happy he ended up with the Chicago Bulls. One of them is so he doesn’t have to face the team he’s now on.
“I always hated playing against the Bulls,” Augustin said on Friday morning as he made his way with Assistant General Manager Randy Brown to Milwaukee to join …
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 …