Posts Tagged ‘chris paul’
Posted on Dec 24
Christmas morning is one for surprises, and starting at 11 a.m., the NBA is getting one.
No Derrick Rose, no Brook Lopez, Paul Pierce barely avoiding a suspension, Luol Deng likely out with an Achilles problem, Carmelo Anthony uncertain with a sprained ankle, Kevin Garnett calcifying.
“We’ll go in there and probably think of Game 7 for a minute,” said …
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 Nov 25
At least there’s not going to be any more guessing games about Derrick Rose’s return from knee surgery.
Rose’s surgery for a torn meniscus, the Bulls announced Monday morning, went well and he will rehabilitate and be out for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Bulls general manager Gar Forman discussed the Rose injury and the franchise going forward …
Posted on Nov 24
The Bulls were grieving.
But life and the NBA doesn’t stop for that. So about 36 hours after Derrick Rose sustained yet another serious knee injury, though this time not quite as severe, the Bulls players had to put it all out of their hearts and minds and commit their skill, energy, effort and enthusiasm to the basketball court. Perhaps …
Posted on Nov 24
Clippers coach Doc Rivers, the Maywood native and one of the league’s top coaches, says, for now, the Bulls likely have to improve from within.
But there’s no replacing Derrick Rose.
“I don’t want to say the coach’s name, but he always tells me, ‘You don’t want to learn about two through 12,’” said Rivers with a laugh. “But you …
Posted on Nov 24
See you in September, see you when the summer’s through?
That’s what we may know soon as Derrick Rose undergoes knee surgery Monday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Sunday before the Bulls played the Clippers.
“He’s headed back to Chicago today and will have surgery [Monday],” Thibodeau told reporters. “Then we’ll have a better idea about what the timetable will …
Posted on Nov 20
If you think Toronto mayor Rob Ford had a bad week…
Well, the Bulls’ next week is looking like it may have some cracks in it as well.
The starting lineup changes with the news that shooting guard Jimmy Butler is out “week-to-week” with a turf toe injury. Butler did not accompany the team for the Western Conference road …
Posted on Jun 10
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo suggested Monday the way is being cleared for Derrick Rose to return to USA Basketball for the 2014 basketball World Cup in Spain and the 2016 Olympics in South America.
“Had he not been injured, he would have very likely been a member of the roster for the (2012) Olympics,” Colangelo said on a conference …
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 28
It really was something to see. LeBron James was losing it, unraveling like a worn Nike Wednesday with the Miami Heat trailing the Bulls 90-82 with about four minutes remaining on the way to a 101-97 loss and the end of Miami’s 27-game winning streak, the second longest in NBA history.
Don’t kid yourself, and don’t believe James when he …