Posts Tagged ‘chicago bulls’
Posted on Feb 15
There is a secret to the Bulls’ success, however limited it still remains, and Joakim Noah gave it away Friday.
His Bulls, and they have become his this season as much as ever–if there is such a thing, anyway, in a team game–with Derrick Rose out and Luol Deng traded as they have continued to surprise and impress going into …
Posted on Feb 9
Long before Adam Silver was appointed NBA Commissioner, which happened just eight days ago, he was like the rest of us – a fan of the game.
“I’ve always been such a huge basketball fan. And I kind of stumbled into the NBA,” admits Silver, who started out working as a lawyer in New York, which led to an opportunity …
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 Feb 5
The Bulls Tuesday recorded one of their more unlikely wins, 101-92 over Phoenix Suns, coming off one of their most unsightly losses, the blowout in Sacramento when they were close to franchise lows in shooting.
But even with the third game in four nights on the road against a rested team not only with five consecutive wins but which had …
Posted on Jan 30
Bulls center Joakim Noah has been selected by NBA coaches to represent the Eastern Conference in the 63rd NBA All-Star Game.
The announcement was made on TNT during its pregame show Thursday night.
“It’s an unbelievable honor to be selected for the All-Star Game and play against the best players in the world,” said Noah on a conference call with …
Posted on Jan 20
The NBA and its teams are again celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a full slate of games.
A total of 10 contests are on the docket, including the Chicago Bulls’ matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers (7 p.m. | WGN-TV | ESPN 1000/WRTO 1200).
The significance of playing on this holiday is not lost on the players or …
Posted on Jan 12
Joakim Noah’s play is an eloquent testimony to his game, and it was once again Saturday as Noah’s 13 fourth quarter points saved the Bulls from blowing a double digit lead and led the Bulls to their fifth consecutive win and eighth in the last 10 with a 103-97 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
“Big baskets, big rebounds, blocks. (Noah) …
Posted on Jan 11
If you like defense, the rugged kind, bumping up and harassing and switching and helping and rotating and working so hard at it you barely have enough energy left to make a shot, well, there’s a team for you.
Hello, Chicago Bulls.
“You (media) guys are into the aesthetics; I’m into the wins.” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after Friday’s …
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
Luol Deng was probably in my speculative trade scenarios more than any other Bulls player. Not because he wasn’t a talent, but as I often would tell Deng because he was and how much he might be worth and even be in a better position for himself. None of them obviously occurred. So then I began to hope with the …