Posts Tagged ‘luol deng’
Posted on Jul 30
The man in the middle from Spain…? From Florida?
“It’s not that I see myself starting,” Pau Gasol was saying Thursday during a media conference call from Africa, where he is participating in the NBA’s first ever Africa game. “I’m going to work and earn (my spot). I don’t take anything for granted no matter how well I played or …
Posted on May 29
There is no episode or incident that truly reveals the measure and nature of a person. But there was one Tom Thibodeau story I love that provides a rare glimpse at the makeup of this man that was both his success and eventual undoing.
It was late June after Thibodeau’s rookie season as an NBA coach, his most successful in …
Posted on May 7
Often we wonder who are these guys, these NBA stars, like Jimmy Butler, Thursday in the United Center receiving the NBA’s 2015 Most Improved Player award, yet another accolade in a career arc probably too great to even be in his dreams. Butler wore a tuxedo-like suit, gray with matching handkerchief, cable vest with white button down shirt buttoned to …
Posted on Feb 21
You’ve heard the questions and the lament as Taj Gibson dropped balls, wasn’t always able to finish at the rim, played well, but, well, not as well as expected. His scoring well down. Must be pouting because he’s not starting, went one theory. Upset with trade rumors went another. Jealous of contracts other players are getting.
Gibson heard it all …
Posted on Feb 19
The Bulls remained resolute as the NBA trading deadline passed 2 p.m. Thursday. And with good reason. The Bulls don’t really have any major holes to fill and have not even effectively used all the players they could, like Tony Snell and Doug McDermott. So there wasn’t much need for change.
Actually, few of the teams in the league with …
Posted on Feb 13
Derrick Rose sliced and diced, he slashed and dashed. The warmth from the community covered him like a familiar blanket in the verbal salutes. The Bulls Thursday on national TNT dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98, and if it wasn’t exactly like old times, it sure seemed a lot like it and felt awfully good for the Bulls.
“When I’m out …
Posted on Jan 25
It appears to be an intriguing strategy the Bulls have embraced, and once again on display Sunday in a 96-84 loss to the Miami Heat in which someone named Hassan Whiteside had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks in just under 25 minutes off the bench.
That’s now Bulls losses to four teams recently who either will miss the …
Posted on Jan 25
Luol Deng was back.
But just for a day.
One of five players in Bulls franchise history to have played during 10 seasons with the team and sixth alltime in games played as a Bull, Deng was back in the United Center for the first time Sunday with his Miami Heat.
It was a trip down Deng’s memory lane when …
Posted on Jan 15
Some months you look like a title contender, like December when the Bulls defeated the Trailblazers, Grizzlies, Raptors, Pelicans and Wizards.
And then there’s January.
Which has produced losses to Utah, Orlando and now twice to the Washington Wizards in less than a week, the latter Wednesday, 105-99 despite 32 points from Derrick Rose.
And, hey, only six games left …
Posted on Dec 15
The first half Sunday in Miami, a 39-32 Bulls lead on the way to a 93-75 Bulls victory, was painful for so many. Little babies cried, women fainted, men lost their hair. Thibs paced, but Mike Dunleavy, scoreless at the break, relaxed.
“We came out and were going to kind of slow roll them in the first half,” Dunleavy offered …