Posts Tagged ‘jimmy butler’
Posted on Oct 12
We know the sports axiom that a player doesn’t lose his starting job when he is injured.
Except perhaps if his team needs that player to help stabilize its reserve unit and depth.
The Bulls Saturday held on for their first win of the preseason, 91-85 over the Milwaukee Bucks. Pau Gasol led the Bulls with 20 points, 11 rebounds …
Posted on Oct 7
Perhaps the Bulls will have more good fortune in the regular season this time.
The Bulls Tuesday lost their second straight preseason game—after going undefeated in last year’s preseason—111-109 in overtime to the Detroit Pistons.
It was played as early preseason games generally are, this time with Joakim Noah missing the game to rest his surgically repaired knee and Derrick …
Posted on Oct 6
The Bulls Monday opened the 2014-15 preseason with an 85-81 loss to the Washington Wizards. Though, unofficially, make it 1-0 for the Bulls.
Derrick Rose with 11 points and four assists in just under 14 minutes and one-of-two on threes was the best player on the floor, albeit as little he played and only in the first half.
“I thought …
Posted on Sep 7
BARCELONA–It’s time for Ray Allen to come back to the Midwest, where it started for him on the western shores of Lake Michigan 18 years ago.
Ray Allen’s best — and, really, only sensible — option is to sign with the Bulls this season.
The future Hall of Fame shooting guard, who is 39, remains a free agent and has …
Posted on Sep 6
BARCELONA–Is the Derrick Rose we are seeing in Barcelona the new Derrick Rose as Rose Saturday was scoreless with four assists in about 16 minutes in the USA’s 86-63 win over Mexico? Or really the old Derrick Rose, the Rose we are going to see instead of the Rose we had seen?
“Oh hell yeah,” Rose said when …
Posted on Aug 31
That’s why the Bulls acquired Pau Gasol and stuck with Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott. It’s why they also lured Nikola Mirotic over from his team in Spain and took a chance on much traveled Aaron Brooks. And also why the Bulls may not be done yet.
Derrick Rose is going to have those kinds of games like …
Posted on Jul 28
It’s Comeback III for Derrick Rose starting Monday in Las Vegas with the USA Basketball World Cup team training camp. Yes, it’s Roman numerals now because it is that significant.
And it’s also time to begin setting the record straight regarding Rose.
He’s joined an elite group in NBA history, stars who have been demeaned in their own community. For …
Posted on Jul 13
The Bulls are getting the band back together. At least with a few new members.
The Bulls Sunday agreed to terms on a two-year deal with veteran point guard Kirk Hinrich. Former first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic also posted on his Twitter account–as Pau Gasol did Saturday–that he was signing with the Bulls. Mirotic’s deal is estimated at three …
Posted on Jul 13
The Bulls apparently are about to introduce the next Big Three: Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Pau Gasol.
Not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven… wins hopefully by Thanksgiving.
Gasol, 34, the four-time All-Star who vied with Dwight Howard four years ago to be considered the league’s best center when he helped the Los Angeles …
Posted on Jun 27
I’ve been to a lot of bad Bulls drafts. Mark Randall, Byron Houston, Travis Knight, Marcus Fizer and Tyrus Thomas come to mind. Thursday night was a very good one as the Bulls pulled out a minor coup and traded their Nos. 16 and 19 draft picks for the rights to national player of the year, Doug McDermott of Creighton.…