Posts Tagged ‘kirk hinrich’
Posted on Oct 25
One of the most popular players in Bulls history returned Friday in the final preseason game. He didn’t start much for the Bulls and his name won’t appear on any banners.
But the United Center audience greeted Nate Robinson warmly when he entered the game to open the second quarter.
“This is something special to me just because of the …
Posted on Oct 24
The Bulls preseason, really, their whole season, was to be the story of Derrick Rose’s return from knee surgery and his subsequent play.
That, remarkably, has become something of an ancillary concern with the team’s 104-95 victory Wednesday over the Thunder in Wichita, Kansas and another superlative Rose game. Rose scored 26 points including 13 in the fourth quarter with …
Posted on Oct 22
OK, the Bulls are ready. Anyone else?
Still another week until the regular season begins and two more exhibition games? Geez.
The Bulls Monday made quick and painless work of the Milwaukee Bucks, leading by 16 points less than six minutes into the game, by 23 at halftime and by fewer than 10 points for all of 5.2 seconds late, …
Posted on Oct 21
As the Bulls entered the final week of this year’s preseason, the team was without Jimmy Butler (left knee contusion), Kirk Hinrich (concussion) and Joakim Noah (right groin strain) when it hosted the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Hinrich suffered a concussion during Friday’s victory over Indiana when he hit the back of his head on Erik Murphy’s knee.
Posted on Oct 19
I’ve been hearing the Bulls talk about this new offense this season, about motion and read and react and subtle alternations of their schemes.
Pssst, c’mere. I’ll tell you a little secret.
The offense is named Derrick Rose.
“I’m not holding back,” said Rose, who was brilliant in the Bulls’ second half 103-98 comeback win over the Indiana Pacers with …
Posted on Oct 17
Lost Wednesday in the excitement of Derrick Rose’s first game in the United Center in 18 months was those half dozen naked streakers spelling out “Bulls” during timeouts.
And first round draft pick Tony Snell having a breakout night with a dozen points that included a pair of three pointers, four assists and three steals.
Yeah, missed that, too?
Posted on Oct 8
Derrick Rose still is healthy.
But the Bulls Monday in running away from the Memphis Grizzlies 106-87 for a second consecutive preseason victory are feeling good and pretty much are making this Rose watch theme moot.
“The first half I was kind of jittery,” said Rose, who played an uneventful 23 minutes with once again 13 points and four of …
Posted on Oct 6
Now do you believe him?
Now that you’ve seen Derrick Rose challenge 7-2 Roy Hibbert at the rim, get knocked down and bounce up to shoot his free throws in Saturday’s 82-76 Bulls win over the Indiana Pacers.
Now that you’ve seen him crossover George Hill, leaving Hill reaching and the entire Pacers’ defense coming at Rose and Rose pounded …
Posted on Oct 5
In the pantheon of greatly anticipated exhibition games, oxymoron that it is, Saturday’s in the Indianapolis basketball temple ranks among the most significant, a great welcome back for one of the NBA’s basketball gods.
Or at least most everyone still hopes.
“I’m just playing the same way I normally do,” Derrick Rose promised after Bulls practice Friday, displaying the sort …
Posted on Oct 2
It wasn’t until last season that Jimmy Butler saw meaningful minutes on a regular basis, so he has yet to truly experience playing alongside Derrick Rose in the backcourt.
That is about to change, as Rose, Butler and the Bulls will play the first of eight preseason games Saturday when they visit the Indiana Pacers.
And both players, who spent …