Posts Tagged ‘joakim noah’
Posted on Oct 14
The Bulls Monday evened their preseason record at 2-2 with a 110-90 victory over the Denver Nuggets in which the Bulls overcame a 21-point first half deficit.
That led Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to remark afterward, predictably, of course, that the team had much work to do to be ready for the regular season.
“The regular season is going to …
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 10
BARCELONA–Pau! Ker-baka! There goes that Derrick Rose/Gasol matchup for what was supposed to be a classic in the presumptive final Sunday of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The NFL can go back to scheduling this Sunday’s games.
“People bring them up,” Rose was saying at USA practice Wednesday about what everyone in this tournament predicted was an inevitable USA/Spain game …
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 Sep 4
USA Basketball concluded pool play 5-0 Thursday with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine.
Derrick Rose playing in his third game in three days shot two for nine for four points with four rebounds and four assists.
Overall, in the five games Rose shot 25 percent from the field, averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 assists in 17.8 minutes per game.
Posted on Aug 1
Derrick Rose’s joyous return to basketball Friday with USA Basketball turned to despair for Paul George, the Indiana Pacers and the nation’s basketball program.
Late in an entertaining scrimmage in which Rose was performing spectacularly in his first NBA competition since his meniscus tear last November, George in trying to block a breakaway drive by James Harden from behind caught …
Posted on Jul 28
There was much anticipation and a festive atmosphere Monday on the UNLV campus for the opening of USA Basketball training camp for the 2014 Basketball World Cup. It was Derrick Rose’s latest return from multiple knee surgeries, and the reviews were spectacular.
“Better than four years ago,” raved coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“Looked real explosive, I thought he was one of …