Posts Tagged ‘jimmy butler’
Posted on Mar 18
It’s taken almost two years, but the nickname finally is starting to fit. Doug McDermott is proudly, efficiently and vitally getting McBuckets for the Bulls in his best stretch as a pro.
And it perhaps is saving the Bulls season.
McDermott Thursday scored 25 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter when the Bulls had allowed a 24-point lead erode …
Posted on Mar 17
Teachers understand this syndrome best. You make it so simple, go over it and over it and over it, almost tell them what’s going to be on the test, the questions and the answers. And then half the kids flunk. What the heck were they thinking about?
“Going into these games we put the biggest key, if you want to …
Posted on Mar 16
The picture of Derrick Rose is like a stereogram. Stand too closely, like examining each day, you’ll miss the image. But step back a bit, take in the entire picture and the image becomes clearer.
Rose Wednesday after Bulls morning practice said he’s hopeful about playing against the Washington Wizards with his hamstring issue healing.
“I feel good,” Rose said. …
Posted on Mar 15
It shouldn’t be that easy to overlook Taj Gibson, but it’s been the story of his seven years with the Bulls.
It’s not often you miss a powerfully built 6-9 man with a fierce determination and welcoming smile, a kid who survived the hard scrabble neighborhoods on a winding path that finally took him to the NBA as a 24-year-old …
Posted on Mar 15
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a rare visit to the White House last week in what was termed a mutual friendship visit.
Could it have been he was there to complain about the Bulls?
“Something about it, the matchups maybe,” said Doug McDermott. “I don’t have anything against them, no grudges against them or anything. I just play well …
Posted on Mar 14
Now, he’s back!
Yes, I’m using that one much too much. But with this Bulls team it’s become the go-to lead.
This time as the Bulls Monday prepare to face the Toronto Raptors, it’s Jimmy Butler, back from his second opinion, and missing 14 of the last 15 games with knee problems and 15 of the last 17 since going …
Posted on Mar 13
The Bulls haven’t been kicked out of the playoffs or had their team shut down quite yet, but it’s perhaps getting dangerously close.
The Bulls Monday are in Toronto with Pau Gasol back in Chicago with a right knee swollen. Derrick Rose remains doubtful to play with a groin strain, though Jimmy Butler could return after missing 15 of the …
Posted on Mar 12
Ten minutes to go in the Friday night game and anything could happen. The Miami Heat was desperately hanging onto a one-point lead over the Bulls. The United Center was throbbing with enthusiasm and the Bulls were coming. First, Nikola Mirotic defected a Dwayne Wade pass inside and the Bulls were out running. Justin Holiday missed a runner, but the …
Posted on Mar 11
It’s not difficult to find out what happened. The Bulls Thursday lost 109-101 to the San Antonio Spurs, falling to 32-31 and into ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
The most common explanation was, in addition to the missing players with Joakim Noah lost for the season and Jimmy Butler out with a knee injury, though not serious and expected …
Posted on Mar 9
The Bulls Thursday visit the “rest” home of the NBA, sleepy San Antonio, for the national TNT game with the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs, of course, are known for resting their main players throughout the season to build toward the playoffs. So it remains unclear after Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili didn’t play in Tuesday’s win over …