Posts Tagged ‘luol deng’
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 …
Posted on Dec 14
Life, no how much we may otherwise prefer, becomes what occurs. Almost as if it’s preordained. Especially in sports. The team that wins is supposed to win, correct? So we will never know what could have happened if the Bulls kept Luol Deng last January. Would the Bulls have been out in the first round of the playoffs last season? …
Posted on Dec 13
Chicago looms below him seemingly awaiting an answer as Derrick Rose sits there into the night in his downtown high rise apartment seeking his own answers, about his future, his game, the next great moment.
“I prepare myself for the game the night before,” Rose was saying late Friday night in the Bulls locker room after his best scoring game …
Posted on Nov 9
Remember when the Bulls looked like potential NBA champions, scoring impressively, shooting the ball as well as they have in years, a deep bench coming in to grab the baton from the starters and race ahead to finish off teams, a conference best record with the only loss in overtime?
Oh, right. That was Friday.
And then came Saturday when …
Posted on Aug 13
The NBA sure knows how to start a party. This one is the 2014-15 regular season NBA celebration, and for the Bulls it begins with a bang in New York against the Knicks October 29 and then for the Bulls’ home opener against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers Halloween night, October 31.
It’s an appropriate kick start to the engine of …
Posted on Jul 14
The NBA draft overall has not been particularly kind to the Bulls.
Sure, it did help them to all their six championships with the drafting of Michael Jordan in 1984. And it did produce the only other MVP in franchise history with Derrick Rose in 2008. There was a big one with Scottie Pippen in 1987 and later residuals from …
Posted on Jul 13
The Bulls are getting the band back together. At least with a few new members.
The Bulls Sunday agreed to terms on a two-year deal with veteran point guard Kirk Hinrich. Former first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic also posted on his Twitter account–as Pau Gasol did Saturday–that he was signing with the Bulls. Mirotic’s deal is estimated at three …
Posted on Jul 13
The Bulls apparently are about to introduce the next Big Three: Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Pau Gasol.
Not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven… wins hopefully by Thanksgiving.
Gasol, 34, the four-time All-Star who vied with Dwight Howard four years ago to be considered the league’s best center when he helped the Los Angeles …