Posts Tagged ‘james johnson’
Posted on Feb 23
Yes, there was the game with the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, which marked the return after missing 30 games (22-8) of Joakim Noah. There was the trade Tuesday of James Johnson, who went to Toronto and saw his former teammates in Toronto. There’s been the ongoing trade talk for perhaps a shooting guard, though it didn’t seem likely late Wednesday that …
Posted on Feb 22
It looks like that D-League stint will give James Johnson a chance to play.
Just not with the Bulls.
Johnson, the 2009 Bulls’ first round pick at No. 16, was traded Tuesday to the Toronto Raptors for the Miami Heat’s 2011 first round pick the Raptors held from the sign-and-trade deal for Chris Bosh.
The trade gives the Bulls two …
Posted on Feb 16
What a perfect scene at the Bulls-Bobcats game Tuesday night at the United Center. The Bobcats were one of four teams in the NBA this season the Bulls had not defeated, and sitting just off his team’s bench was Charlotte owner Michael Jordan, the master of basketball vengeance.
So what better occasion to deliver some, and to paraphrase the Talmud, …
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 3
That was like Michael Jordan for Derrick Rose Wednesday in the Bulls 106-88 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
I know, I know. No one is supposed to do that. No comparisons to Jordan. Not fair. And, anyway, Jordan never missed a shot in his career and showed every fan to their seat and popped the corn before every game …
Posted on Jan 29
Bulls General Manager Gar Forman said he was encouraged by James Johnson’s debut in the NBA Developmental League on Friday. But Johnson shouldn’t get too comfortable playing for the Iowa Energy, as his D-League stint will likely last only eight games.
Johnson started in his first game for the Energy and scored a team-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including …
Posted on Jan 29
The big thing for the Bulls Friday was defeating and outworking the Orlando Magic in a convincing 99-90 victory.
“It was big,” agreed Luol Deng, who led the Bulls with 26 points, 24 in the second half. “This is one of the teams everyone in the NBA has as a contender. We want to beat those teams. We want to …
Posted on Jan 19
It’s a simple game, basketball is, really, to paraphrase Bull Durham. You shoot, you dribble, you pass. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes the season catches up with you. Think about that for a while.
That’s sort of what occurred Tuesday in the United Center when the Bulls had all the breaks they could ask for in the …
Posted on Jan 16
The Bulls are changing the starting lineup for Monday’s game in Memphis. They wish they didn’t have to.
That’s because Carlos Boozer will not make the trip with the team in order to get treatment on his sprained left ankle. The team does not know how long Boozer will be out as sprained ankles generally become a day-to-day event.
Posted on Dec 20
The Bulls, for a change, would like to get off to a good start when they play the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center Tuesday.
In the last 13 games, the Bulls have trailed in the first quarter by at least eight points seven times and by double digits four of those.
So it is time for a change.