Posts Tagged ‘kevin garnett’
Posted on Jan 17
One of the fun stories of the NBA season could be a game show: Are you smarter than an NBA general manager?
Based on the results of the annual general manager’s survey released on NBA.com Tuesday, the answer may be yes.
These guys get these things wrong all the time, although one may argue that an opinion cannot be wrong, …
Posted on Jan 14
It’s a new day, NBA. The Boston Celtics are dead. Long rule the new kids, the Bulls.
There’s no official passing of the torch in the NBA. But the Bulls with an impressive 88-79 victory over the Celtics in Boston Friday moved to the best record in the NBA at 11-2 with arguably the most difficult schedule leading the league …
Posted on Jan 12
Heck, I didn’t even know All-Star voting had started with the season just a few weeks old. And now it’s about over for the fans.
That’s because with the release of the first returns Thursday, the starting lineups appear set with Derrick Rose to start again at guard.
I’m not suggesting, mind you, that your vote doesn’t count and you …
Posted on May 17
Welcome back to the Miami starting lineup, Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
No, it’s hardly official and no scoop that I know of. Plus, in a Pat Riley organization treason clearly is associated with speaking frankly to the media. They know nothing!
But the Miami Heat coming into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday in the United Center trailing 1-0 probably …
Posted on Apr 11
It was after a long practice Monday afternoon in Madison Square Garden, the world’s smelliest, most rotten and decrepit arena. Just about all the Bulls players sat along the perimeter of the floor, chatting, getting some treatment and generally waiting for the class in Basketball Jo to conclude.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau threw Joakim Noah passes and Noah made moves, …
Posted on Apr 8
You have to be politically correct in sports, too, so no one was about to bury the Boston Celtics. Other than Thursday on the scoreboard as the Bulls pretty much wrapped up the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference with a convincing 97-81 win over the defending Eastern Conference champions.
So everyone knows how it goes as you …
Posted on Mar 13
All that was missing was the shrug. Sorry, wrong year.
It was the 20th anniversary celebration Saturday in the United Center of the Bulls’ first championship, and 2011 looked a lot like the 1990s with a 68-point first half in which the Bulls led by 30 points and equaled an all-time NBA record with thirteen first half three pointers made …
Posted on Feb 18
One time, nearly a decade ago, the Bulls were trying to acquire Kevin Garnett.
Not to say they have him now, and certainly not his verbal assaults. But Taj Gibson says he’s enjoying playing the Garnett role in the Bulls defense, which, for the record, is better than Boston’s this season. And though no one is saying so, it could …
Posted on Feb 3
The coaches in the Eastern Conference pretty much decided Derrick Rose is carrying the Bulls and no member of the Boston Celtics deserves league MVP consideration.
At least that is one way to interpret the results for All-Star reserves announced Thursday with four Celtics being voted by the coaches to the All-Star team, while Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng were …
Posted on Jan 27
So now what about Booz?
Derrick Rose on Thursday became the 12th Bull and first since 1998 to be named a starter for the NBA All-Star team with the official announcement on the TNT pregame show.
Rose, an All-Star reserve last season, joins Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard as Eastern Conference starters. Boston’s Doc Rivers has …