Posts Tagged ‘ben gordon’
Posted on Dec 10
The Bulls Friday finally opened training camp for the 2010-11 season, two months late because of the NBA labor dispute but still with the same questions hanging over the team as when it walked off the court in the United Center last spring after the conference finals loss to the Miami Heat.
Can the Bulls acquire more shooting, just a …
Posted on Jun 23
Below is my pick-by-pick reaction to the 2011 NBA Draft as it unfolded live on June 23.
1. Cleveland: Kyrie Irving As expected. I still have my doubts, though not because I dislike Irving. The tactic, to me, was to pick Derrick Williams and get a point guard at 4, either Knight or Irving as Minnesota isn’t taking a point …
Posted on Apr 2
It sounds like one of those April Fool’s jokes.
You know, telling people there are two weeks left in the NBA season and with Joakim Noah out yet again, this time missing his 33rd game with a sprained ankle, with Carlos Boozer having a pair of such sprains himself and missing eight games to add to the 15 in …
Posted on Mar 23
Let’s get this straight. Wasn’t Thibodeau supposed to be the defensive guru?
But there the high scoring Bulls go again Tuesday, this time with a 114-81 thumping of the Atlanta Hawks. On the road in the second of a back to back no less against a fifth seeded, a playoff team. It was the Bulls second straight win by more …
Posted on Mar 15
FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, announced on Sunday that Great Britain’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after being granted automatic qualification.
Bulls forward and Great Britain national team member Luol Deng, via his Twitter account @LuolDeng9, reacted to the news that day, saying, “Got the great news we will …
Posted on Jan 11
It’s difficult to explain Derrick Rose. Which is a good thing, because there’s really never been a basketball player like him. And it was manifest Monday in the United Center during the Bulls 95-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Ronnie Brewer, the hustling guard, was trying to explain. And he was a good one given he delivered the pass of …
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 Jan 10
The story of Bulls guard Derrick Rose’s inability to get to the free throw line despite how much he attacks the basket and absorbs contact may finally be going away if Chicago’s last three games are any indication.
One night after tying his career high with 10 free throws made at Philadelphia on Jan. 7, Rose made a career-best 15 …
Posted on Dec 27
It was just like old times Sunday in Detroit as the Bulls battled the Pistons to overtime, finally hanging on for a bruising 95-92 victory.
Except it wasn’t exactly Jordan and Isiah and Scottie and Rodman, but Mark Landsberger and Ollie Johnson and Leon Douglas and Ben Poquette.
This one was badly played, badly coached, probably badly written, watched by …
Posted on Dec 24
Bulls and Knicks, Christmas Day in Madison Square Garden. Yes, that’s a rivalry.
No, the Knicks and Celtics are not a rivalry, as the Knicks wanted to make it a week ago or so when they played Boston and Paul Pierce laughed about it. The Bulls and Knicks, yes, that’s a rivalry.
The nation’s No. 1 city, at least in …