Posts Tagged ‘derrick rose’

Oct 25

Jimmy Butler knows what they’re saying. No, not about the hair. About the shooting, about the offense, about the Bulls appearing, well, contrary to the latest NBA conventional wisdom about success: Speed, space and shoot those threes. They’re saying the Bulls are headed the wrong direction down a one-way street, climbing on a bicycle when everyone else is in a …

Oct 17

The Bulls Monday lost 108-104 in overtime to the Charlotte Hornets, a relatively insignificant outcome given that both teams finished the game with lineups that included D-league and European prospects.

But even if Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg remained inscrutable regarding his plans, it seems virtually certain now that Monday’s starting lineup of Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, Robin Lopez, Jimmy Butler …

Oct 17

Wearing Number 1 for the Bulls, at point guard….

…from Hamilton, Massachusetts?

“I was No. 1 in college at Syracuse,” said the Bulls latest point guard, Michael Carter-Williams, acquired Monday for Tony Snell. “I’ve been No. 1 a lot. The discussion is probably going to be D. Rose, that was his old number. It has nothing to do with D. …

Oct 13

We all wondered in 2010 why LeBron James and Dwyane Wade went to Miami with Chris Bosh when they could have come to Chicago to play with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah Luol Deng and Taj Gibson. It seemingly would have been a much better and more complete team than the one in Miami, which had to be rebuilt around them, …

Sep 28

You’ll know where you stand with Rajon Rondo, who is emerging early in this new Bulls era as both the first true Bulls point guard in decades as well as a unique truth teller.

Rondo is direct, with his passes, which both Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade already have said are so good they catch them by surprise, and with …

Jul 30

It may be time for the t-shirts. Or perhaps copyright. Maybe Pat Riley will beat everyone to it as he did with threepeat.

Get ready for the Three Alphas.

“The excitement shows around the city,” Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler was saying late Friday night about the new look Bulls after the USA Basketball team romped over Venezuela 80-45 in a …

Jul 29

Dwyane Wade is no Michael Jordan. In fact, when Wade Friday met reporters for the first time since signing to play for the Bulls, the Chicago native who grew up in southwest suburban Oak Lawn reiterated he, like all the kids, wanted to be like Mike. And the Bulls.

“This is one of those moments for me that is a …

Jul 18

It’s been a steady, if unlikely, climb for Jimmy Butler, one scratch-your-head, is-that-really-Jimmy-Butler moment to the next from a college basketball scholarship to first round pick, if barely, to NBA All-Star, maximum contract and now an Olympian.

NBA champion?

Butler wasn’t quite ready to declare that as USA Basketball Monday opened its training camp for the 2016 Olympics in Rio …

Jun 27

It’s Jimmy Butler driving into the lane, passing cross court to Denzel Valentine, who then off the dribble finds a cutting Jerian Grant to the basket for a layup. Or perhaps a pass out to Doug McDermott or Nikola Mirotic for a three.

The Splash Platoon! A lineup that can kill? You know, a Death Lineup.

The Bulls can only …

Jun 24

Did the Bulls Thursday in the NBA draft put the next building block in place for a new, exciting, versatile perimeter game with the drafting of Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine to pair with Jimmy Butler and newly acquired Jerian Grant?

“We talked about the changes we want to make with our team, wanting to get younger and more athletic and …

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