Posts Tagged ‘hakim warrick’

Jan 29

It’s not exactly a crisis. Actually, it’s a pretty good thing for the Bulls as they ponder their 93-85 victory Monday over the Charlotte Bobcats, their seventh win in the last nine, to go to 27-17. But with the emergence of second year man Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls in scoring off the bench with a career high 19 …

Dec 31

Perhaps it was appropriate the Bulls closed the 2012 calendar year with a 91-81 loss to arguably one of the worst teams in the history of the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats, who set a record for poorest ever winning percentage last season and were working on an 18-game losing streak coming into Monday’s New Year’s Eve game.

“We just have …

Nov 13

There’s no complaining this season — or shouldn’t be — about the annual November road trip starting in Phoenix Wednesday. The Bulls play just four games in the Western Conference over eight days before a final road game in Milwaukee Nov. 24. But in playing the Suns, the Bulls face a bit of a defensive quandary they haven’t quite seen …

Apr 6

The goal is to win the game, and the Bulls did Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns, though just barely, 97-94, after having a 22-point third quarter lead.

“You’re not going to win by 30 every night,” offered Joakim Noah. “That’s the way it is.”

And he’s right. Just win, baby. The Bulls did in pushing their record to 57-20 in …

Nov 25

This was the situation Wednesday in Phoenix for the Bulls: They’re trailing by 23 midway through the second quarter as they’re being sliced open again and again by Steve Nash and the Suns pick and roll.

Taj Gibson is out with an ankle injury, joining Carlos Boozer on the bench. They’re shooting under 30 percent and now with Gibson out, …

Aug 10

Well, I was excited about the beginning of the Bulls 2010-11 season. Until, at least, I saw the full schedule released by the NBA Tuesday.

Yes, yes, I know. Everyone has to play 82 games, though not Shaq, for sure. And everyone plays the same amount at home and on the road.

But this schedule will get you to be …

Jul 23

The Bulls late Thursday filled out their front court rotation by agreeing to a one year deal with veteran center/forward Kurt Thomas, NBA sources confirmed.

Thomas joins Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Omer Asik in what should be a solid five-man interior rotation.

Thomas agreed to a deal for slightly more than the veterans’ minimum, which means the …

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 27

As what may be the Bulls final shootaround of the 2009-10 season was ending, several of the players were practicing half court, LeBron James style jump shots.

When James Johnson came up short on one, Kirk Hinrich joked, “Better get in the weight room.”

At least the weight of playing perhaps their final game of the season, trailing the Cleveland …

Apr 26

It was an appropriate setting Monday in the Berto Center for what could have been the Bulls last full practice of the 2009-10 NBA season and perhaps Vinny Del Negro’s last as Bulls coach.

Yes, coach Vinny Del Negro had his back to the wall.

“Everyone is frustrated because we know we can play better,” said Del Negro of the …

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