Posts Tagged ‘carmelo anthony’
Posted on Jan 22
It mostly was an exercise in speculation and imagination, though Luol Deng didn’t much like it. I used to come up with various trade scenarios involving Deng. They weren’t unpopular.
After averaging 18.8 and 7.1 rebounds in the 2006-07 season when the Bulls won 49 games and swept defending champion Miami in the first round of the playoffs, Deng was …
Posted on Jan 12
Heck, I didn’t even know All-Star voting had started with the season just a few weeks old. And now it’s about over for the fans.
That’s because with the release of the first returns Thursday, the starting lineups appear set with Derrick Rose to start again at guard.
I’m not suggesting, mind you, that your vote doesn’t count and you …
Posted on Jan 5
So what if the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard get to the March 15th trading deadline and the best trade for Orlando and the best situation for Howard is the Bulls?
And it could be.
The Bulls come into Orlando Friday concerned more immediately about being 6-1 and the health of Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton and C.J. Watson, all day-to-day …
Posted on Dec 25
There’s always been that mythical torch of excellence supposedly passed around in relay form from one great, exciting player to the player from the next era, from Wilt to Kareem, from Dr. J. to Michael, from Kobe to… Derrick Rose?
And so it may well have been Christmas Day in Los Angeles with the Bulls trailing by 11 with less …
Posted on Dec 15
It’s been 203 days since that discouraging, draining May 26 night in the United Center. But now: They’re back!
The Bulls Friday again play NBA basketball, the first of two preseason games before the opening of the labor-shortened, 66-game season Christmas Day against the Lakers. The Bulls Friday visit the Indiana Pacers, whom they defeated in a rugged five game …
Posted on Dec 9
When the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers was revealed Thursday, the first thing I thought about was Bowie Kuhn in 1976 invoking the Best Interests of Baseball clause to stop the Oakland Athletics and Charlie Finley from selling his stars Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox and Vida Blue to the Yankees, …
Posted on May 16
They’re supposed to come up with nicknames for games like this, the Bulls stunningly impressive 103-82 Eastern Conference finals Game 1 rout Sunday of the Miami Heat.
Sunday Night Smackdown!
May 15 Massacre!
It’s Cryin’ Time Again for Miami!
“We took it on the chin tonight,” acknowledged Miami coach Erik Spoelstra. “Virtually all the effort areas, obviously, the glass, second‑chance …
Posted on Apr 13
I’m not making any comparisons with the championship Bulls of the 90’s or making any predictions for this Bulls team, which Tuesday beat the New York Knicks 103-90 and now at 61-20 is tied with the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the NBA.
“When guys play like we did in the second half, we are a hard …
Posted on Apr 11
It was after a long practice Monday afternoon in Madison Square Garden, the world’s smelliest, most rotten and decrepit arena. Just about all the Bulls players sat along the perimeter of the floor, chatting, getting some treatment and generally waiting for the class in Basketball Jo to conclude.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau threw Joakim Noah passes and Noah made moves, …
Posted on Mar 12
Saturday the Bulls celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first NBA championship with a reunion ceremony for the players from that team.
On Friday, these 2011 Bulls took a page out of the book of their champion ancestors in a 94-76 rout of the Atlanta Hawks.
“We tried to take their confidence five minutes into the third quarter,” said Derrick …