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Posted on Jan 11
It was the first game for Pau Gasol after he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008. Gasol took a pass, spun and put the ball in smoothly. Kobe Bryant lit up. As he ran back on defense, he yelled to coach Phil Jackson, “We’ve got a big man.”
And so do the Bulls, who got one of …
Posted on Jan 8
Pau Gasol seems almost certain to earn his first All-Star game start, according to the latest fan voting returns released Thursday.
Gasol remains second among Eastern Conference front court players behind only votes leader LeBron James. Carmelo Anthony is third followed by Chris Bosh and Kevin Love. The top three players will be starters. Gasol has almost a 200,000-vote margin …
Posted on Jan 1
Jimmy Butler moved ahead of Derrick Rose in the latest All-Star game fan balloting, though it seems unlikely either will be voted to start the game.
Bulls center Pau Gasol, however, appears likely to be named a starter as he moved up from third to second among Eastern Conference front court players in the second returns released Thursday.
Fans voting …
Posted on Dec 25
Your 2015 NBA All-Star starters.
For the Eastern Conference, John Wall and Dwyane Wade at guard; LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol in the front court.
That’s the result of the first vote released Christmas Day morning.
For the Bulls, Derrick Rose was fifth among the Eastern Conference guards and Jimmy Butler sixth.
What that means is that it’s …
Posted on Dec 17
Much of the story when the Bulls host the New York Knicks Thursday in the national TNT game will be Carmelo Anthony’s free agency last summer and whether Anthony, now hauling around a 5-22 record with his Knicks, either made a mistake not signing with the Bulls, regrets his decision or simply could not look at another piece of deep …
Posted on Dec 11
NBA balloting for the All-Star team started Thursday, and for just the second time in franchise history it would appear the Bulls have a chance to have three All-Stars.
It’s happened just once in franchise history and it didn’t involve Michael Jordan. It was the 1993-94 season after Jordan’s first retirement when Scottie Pippen, B.J. Armstrong and Horace Grant made …
Posted on Sep 14
MADRID–Derrick Rose concluded the USA’s gold medal winning journey through the FIBA Basketball World Cup Sunday night in this decorative Castilian capital city with his second scoreless game of the tournament in the USA’s overwhelming 129-92 victory over Serbia. Rose finished nine games averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 assists while shooting 25.4 percent and one of 19 on threes, missing …
Posted on Sep 10
BARCELONA — There almost was a devastating moment Wednesday for USA Basketball following practice in preparation for Thursday’s World Cup semifinal with Lithuania.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski was discussing the reinvigorated Derrick Rose after his 12 points and five assists in 18 minutes in the win over Slovenia and a late game crossover burst that had teammates jumping out of their …
Posted on Sep 9
BARCELONA — There a pounding in Derrick Rose’s head these days that probably sounds like so many flamenco guitars as USA Basketball Tuesday prepares to play Slovenia Tuesday in the FIBA Basketball World Cup
Shoot, shoot, Derrick!
Pass, find the open man, pass!
Help your teammates, help your teammates!
Save us, Derrick, save us!
Just win, baby, win!…
Posted on Sep 8
BARCELONA — The USA Basketball staff members had been talking about Derrick Rose. Yes, all the players, but there’s been this discussion about Rose’s game as the team plays its next round of 16 elimination game Tuesday against Slovenia.
They’ve been thrilled with the way Rose has pressured defensively, showing speed, aggression and quickness. But they have not seen it …