Posts Tagged ‘chris richard’

Jan 21

It’s pretty clear now what the Bulls have to do following Friday’s dominating 114-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to raise the team’s record to a league best 14-3.

They have to shut Derrick Rose down the rest of the season.

Look, what’s really the point anymore after a brilliant effort against an improving Cavs team that is actually seventh …

Oct 7

It’s a big one 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Dallas for the Bulls. Here are two teams coming in winless and you know how the pressure begins to build this time of year to get that first one. Are we talking statement game?

Sorry, I’m just practicing for the regular season.

It’s my training camp as well.

Verb! Verb! Darn it, …

Oct 3

The lesson here, kids, is when your mom says to clean up and put things away because you could fall and get hurt, she wasn’t kidding.

And, yes, you could take an eye out, too. No running with scissors.

The Bulls will be without Carlos Boozer, likely for about eight weeks with a broken right hand above the pinky, because …

Oct 3

Last week, I wrote my main story from Bulls training camp.

I called it “The indispensable man: Carlos Boozer.”


Yes, there’s still almost a month before the beginning of the season, and it’s not a knee injury or a season ended. But it was a huge blow to the Bulls when the team announced Sunday afternoon that Boozer had …

Sep 28

The Bulls concluded their first practice of the 2010-11 season just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. After coach Tom Thibodeau, Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose talked with reporters, the best I was able to gather was everyone was great.

Reporters don’t get to watch the drills or scrimmaging, but we were allowed in to see the post practice stretching. I thought …

Jul 17

NBA Summer League action carries on in Las Vegas, but the story of the day on Friday for the Bulls was the signing of unrestricted free agent guard Ronnie Brewer. Not long after the Bulls learned Orlando would match their three-year offer sheet for J.J. Redick, a deal for Brewer, reportedly for three-years and $12.5 million, was in place.

“We’re …

Apr 28

So what happens next?

The Bulls Tuesday in losing the opening round playoff series to the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 concluded what generally was a successful season with a second straight 41-41 record and first round playoff elimination. Yes, even with another first round out. This was to be the appetizer.

But given injuries that cost Joakim Noah 18 games and …

Apr 11

It was clearly written for the Bulls on the board as soon as you walked into the locker room before Sunday’s potential playoff playin game with the Toronto Raptors.

“How bad do we want it?”

It might have needed an adverb, but the message was clear.

Joakim Noah got it, and everyone followed along for a 104-88 domination in which …

Apr 9

So why did the Bulls waive Jerome James and sign Notre Dame’s Rob Kurz with four games left in the season and perhaps some more games for the playoffs?

I asked Vinny before Friday’s game whether it was a plan to fool the Nets and start Kurz and completely mess up the Nets scouting report on the Bulls.

We both …

Mar 31

What’s that I’m seeing in the distance, very hazy, faint, just really a speck now?

Yes, that’s it. The Bulls’ playoff hopes.

The Bulls Tuesday suffered a brutal, perhaps playoff fatal 111-105 loss at the United Center to the Phoenix Suns as Steve Nash carved up the Bulls down the stretch, and though the Bulls again were victimized by injury …

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