Posts Tagged ‘andrew bogut’
Posted on Jul 14
Cameron Bairstow never quite tried to hold up 196 fingers to signal his national ranking as an incoming freshman power forward at the U. of New Mexico, one of only two U.S. colleges that offered the Australian a basketball scholarship. And Bairstow did play to his ranking, averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds as a freshman and 3.7 points and …
Posted on Dec 11
NBA balloting for the All-Star team started Thursday, and for just the second time in franchise history it would appear the Bulls have a chance to have three All-Stars.
It’s happened just once in franchise history and it didn’t involve Michael Jordan. It was the 1993-94 season after Jordan’s first retirement when Scottie Pippen, B.J. Armstrong and Horace Grant made …
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 Feb 27
They have been three amigos, even if they don’t exactly spend all their time together. They have been good, bad and ugly on occasion, but hardly stooges. They have become the Bulls Big Three, the current version of the team’s Three Headed Monster: Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Carlos Boozer.
“We bring the juice for this team,” Boozer said following …
Posted on Feb 27
If Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are the greatest shooting backcourt in NBA history, like Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson likes to say, then the Bulls Wednesday produced one of the great defensive games of all time.
Except the Bulls’ 103-83 victory over the Warriors in which Curry was held to five points and no Warriors starter scored in …
Posted on Feb 7
Kirk Hinrich had such a good view he may as well have been charged admission.
One time Stephen Curry was just ambling over the midcourt line as Hinrich was digging into his defensive stance and ready to get up on Curry. Instead from about 30 feet Curry put up a three that was good!
OK, Kirk got closer. He bumped …
Posted on Dec 12
Do the Bulls have any All-Stars?
Well, not the way they’ve been playing lately, you might say.
But they have some players who will be able to make a good case for the Eastern Conference team in the next month.
The NBA Thursday released the first fan balloting results for the Feb. 16 All-Star game in New Orleans. And the …
Posted on Apr 19
So yes, our long national nightmare finally ended, or at least the TV networks’. Never have so many paid so much attention to those who will play so few playoff games.
The 2012-13 NBA Playoffs begin Saturday with the Knicks and Celtics, which probably is the premier first round matchup given the media markets, the history, the recent terrorist bombing …
Posted on Mar 16
Bulls fans, you can open your eyes again.
“Win or lose,” Joakim Noah was saying in a relaxed Bulls locker room late Friday night after a dominating 113-95 victory over the Golden State Warriors, “that was the best we’ve played in a long time.”
Probably, and shockingly given recent events and a 42-point loss in Sacramento Wednesday, that was one …
Posted on Jan 26
You want to listen to a man when he’s an All-Star. Because then he’s achieved the respect of his profession with the assumption he embraces the gravity of a situation, the need to express the proper thoughtfulness and solemnity to inquires about performance.
“Kirky Worky, huge for us,” Joakim Noah was enthusing in the Bulls locker room after the Bulls …