Posts Tagged ‘ben gordon’
Posted on Dec 14
Joakim Noah, nursing his own foot and hand ailments, paused and went silent after talking to reporters as Derrick Rose stepped from the shower into the locker room late Monday night after the Bulls had defeated the Indiana Pacers 92-73.
Rose shuffled toward his locker stall, moving cautiously, his right arm hanging limp. Rose, seemingly the fastest man alive, certainly …
Posted on Nov 29
He’s back! Well, not actually since he really never was here.
Carlos Boozer, the Bulls’ major summer free agent acquisition, went through a full practice Monday with the team for the first time in nearly two months, since he broke his hand at the end of the first week of training camp.
So the big question—the only one, really, at …
Posted on Nov 15
The United States sometimes can be a baffling place of mixed messages. We condemn cigarette smoking. Yet, we subsidize tobacco farming. We scream for business incentives, yet watch quietly as the same businesses outsource jobs all over the world to enhance their corporate profits.
And so it is in the NBA as well, and Derrick Rose doesn’t understand or know …
Posted on Nov 6
These Bulls players are trying really hard, trying so hard they seem consumed with anger and defiance after losses, like Friday’s tough 110-105 overtime defeat against the Boston Celtics.
The Bulls once again scraped and clawed their way out of a big hole, trailing by 16 points in the third quarter to take an 82-81 lead with 5:44 left. They …
Posted on Nov 4
For former Bulls guard and current TNT analyst Steve Kerr, the transition from the Suns front office back to the world of television wasn’t exactly all that challenging.
“It’s great, I’m undefeated,” said Kerr. “I’m home five days a week. It’s been great to get back with TNT and a lot of old friends and great people. To have a …
Posted on Nov 2
It wasn’t a great start to the season for Luol Deng, though his defensive play on Kevin Durant and Ben Gordon was good. But the numbers, the expected offensive support for Derrick Rose, especially in the absence of Carlos Boozer, were not there.
Deng was averaging just 11 points and two rebounds, shooting 30.4 percent after a promising preseason which …
Posted on Oct 31
It was the home opener for the Bulls Saturday in the United Center, and it was the beginning of a season long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first NBA title.
So Derrick Rose played his part perfectly in the Bulls’ thrilling 101-91 comeback victory from 21 down and 15 behind in the fourth quarter.
For when …
Posted on Oct 30
Returning to the United Center to host the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, the Bulls will take aim at securing its first win on the young season, the team’s 45th in the NBA.
“It’s great and we’re looking forward to it,” said Coach Tom Thibodeau of the home opener. “It’s an opportunity to play in front of our fans and we’re …
Posted on Oct 5
The score doesn’t much matter in the preseason, though coach Tom Thibodeau said after the Bulls lost 92-83 Tuesday in Milwaukee that you always want to win.
But the exhibition season really is about development, especially with so many new players like the Bulls have.
On the whole, I didn’t think it was a very good first effort for the …
Posted on Aug 10
Well, I was excited about the beginning of the Bulls 2010-11 season. Until, at least, I saw the full schedule released by the NBA Tuesday.
Yes, yes, I know. Everyone has to play 82 games, though not Shaq, for sure. And everyone plays the same amount at home and on the road.
But this schedule will get you to be …