Posts Tagged ‘joakim noah’
Posted on 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 …
Posted on 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 …
Posted on Jul 28
Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo? It’s become one of the big surprise questions of the NBA and perhaps one of the principal curiosities of the coming season.
Can that work? Will that work? Is it a three-car pileup or just the beginning of a smooth, comfortable trip?
Jimmy Butler isn’t concerned; he knows it will succeed and he …
Posted on 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.
Butler wasn’t quite ready to declare that as USA Basketball Monday opened its training camp for the 2016 Olympics in Rio …
Posted on Jul 11
Cristiano Felicio knows something about having to fill big shoes.
He’s hoping to help the Bulls do so this season with the free agency departures of Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol, and he took a big step in that direction Sunday with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and making all eight of his field goal attempts in leading …
Posted on 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 …
Posted on Jun 22
The start of the last season of that old Bulls gang we came to both love and despair over so much probably went something like this message, perhaps more understated, unsaid, if also apparent.
It was that you guys have been in this run for five or six years. You haven’t gotten there. We added a center with a championship …
Posted on Apr 14
It wasn’t how the Bulls hoped it would be eight years ago when they drafted Derrick Rose and with a future league Most Valuable Player were soon on the verge of the NBA Finals and perhaps another, at least, mini-dynasty.
But it officially ended Wednesday after a 115-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers that gave the Bulls a 42-40 record, …
Posted on Apr 12
The ball, shot by Doug McDermott bounded high over the rim where Cristiano Felicio glided in, jumped, and as the ball reached its zenith like a balloon floating away, cupped it in his large right hand and in one motion slammed it back through the basket. Then Justin Holiday, step back 14 footer, transition three from Jimmy Butler. And then …
Posted on Apr 10
Perhaps the opponent ledger says it all—even if it’s mostly indecipherable—about this 2015-16 Bulls season that remains one Bulls loss or Indiana Pacers win from being eliminated from the playoffs. With Saturday’s 105-102 win over the conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls finish 7-1 against against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, 3-1 over the Cavs.
But the …