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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 Mar 16
Bulls fans, you can open your eyes again.
“Win or lose,” Joakim Noah was saying in a relaxed Bulls locker room late Friday night after a dominating 113-95 victory over the Golden State Warriors, “that was the best we’ve played in a long time.”
Probably, and shockingly given recent events and a 42-point loss in Sacramento Wednesday, that was one …
Posted on Jan 26
You want to listen to a man when he’s an All-Star. Because then he’s achieved the respect of his profession with the assumption he embraces the gravity of a situation, the need to express the proper thoughtfulness and solemnity to inquires about performance.
“Kirky Worky, huge for us,” Joakim Noah was enthusing in the Bulls locker room after the Bulls …
Posted on Jan 24
Joakim Noah, collegiate champion, iconoclast, innovative wardrobe manager with a career 8.9 scoring average his first two seasons, once suspended by his teammates, anthropology who clearly has evolved and is fond of talking about “swag,” is now an NBA All-Star.
Noah landed his first All-Star appearance and was joined by Luol Deng, making his second All-Star appearance.
Yes, the Bulls …
Posted on Jan 18
Carlos Boozer didn’t take the bait Tuesday night after perhaps his best game as a Bull with 31 points, 26 in the first half, in the wipeout win over the Phoenix Suns.
Reporters wanted to hear Boozer say things were different and his scoring touch was back and he was feeling like a dominant force again, but Boozer would have …
Posted on Dec 29
The defense for the Bulls, we knew, was good. So how do you get better? Improved offense, obviously, for a team ranked 20th in scoring and 13th in shooting last season.
And while it’s not much of a sample with the Bulls 1-1 heading into Thursday’s game in Sacramento, the Bulls have gotten worse. They were 22nd in scoring and …
Posted on Dec 27
Derrick says he’s going back to being Derrick.
“I think in the first quarter I’ve got to establish myself a little bit more,” said the reigning league MVP who aside from that wonderful game saving floater against the Lakers Christmas Day hasn’t been very valuable at all as the Bulls were bludgeoned 99-91 by the Golden State Warriors Monday. “I …
Posted on May 5
I know everyone was worried about Carlos Boozer long before these playoffs. Boozer came to the Bulls with a reputation of not being tough, of not playing through injuries and missing extended periods of time with injuries that didn’t require surgery.
So now let me get this straight: Everyone is mad at Boozer because he is hurt and wants to …
Posted on Feb 13
It wasn’t Easy, but it was Big.
The Bulls Saturday came back from a 12-point second half deficit to defeat the fading New Orleans Hornets 97-88 to finish their almost two week Western Conference trip 3-2 and return to 20 games above .500 at 36-16.
The Bulls now have just one more Western Conference road game—in Minneapolis—and are a remarkable …
Posted on Feb 6
Last season, among the big games the Bulls played were the so-called audition/examination games, when Chicago faced potential future Bulls like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, David Lee and Carlos Boozer.
As an aside, by the way, I had a long conversation with a veteran Warriors executive before Saturday’s Bulls loss in Oakland, and he wanted to …