Posts Tagged ‘marquis teague’
Posted on Dec 22
There are many routes to a starting position in the NBA.
Obviously high level talent is one. But increasingly in the NBA, players are entering so young and with their games unexplored, their maturity level undeveloped. They enter a grown up world really without enough preparation.
The great ones adjust quickly; the great majority face the test that determines the …
Posted on Mar 19
The Bulls will be watching their national team player when USA Basketball opens play Aug. 30 in the World Cup basketball tournament.
Yes, how will Erik Murphy do?
“There’s nothing like playing for the national team,” said the Bulls seldom used rookie forward as the team prepares to play the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday. “It’s going to be awesome. I’m really …
Posted on Feb 14
This Bulls team took a hard right cross with Derrick Rose’s season ending injury and then a stunning uppercut when Luol Deng was traded. The mantra was to go out and play the games. They didn’t admit it, but they wondered. Was it too much of a beating? Was a knockout looming?
“Yeah, I did have doubts,” Joakim Noah admitted …
Posted on Jan 21
The Bulls are in Cleveland Wednesday to face the Cavaliers and Luol Deng, the loud, vocal leader, the “guiding hand” for the team’s fortunes as they are referring to him in Cleveland media, the player who can step up and save games with big shots.
So, yes, it seems the Luol Deng whom the Bulls traded to the Cavs earlier …
Posted on Jan 21
Taj Gibson knows all about game winning shots, certainly one. Though it’s Nazr Mohammed’s.
Gibson’s space in the Bulls locker room is adjacent to Mohammed’s. And Gibson says just about every day Mohammed pulls out his cell phone and shows him an Instagram of a Mohammed game-winner from when Mohammed was at the University of Kentucky.
“Every time I see …
Posted on Jan 19
It’s Joakim Noah’s basketball world now, and all the rest of us can do anymore is be witnesses.
“Joakim is doing just about everything. Laundry, everything,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau after the team’s most comfortable win of the season Saturday, 103-78 over the Philadelphia 76ers. “You can’t play any better than he is playing right now in every aspect …
Posted on Jan 18
The most memorable part of Marquis Teague’s Bulls career could be Saturday when it apparently ended with a tentative agreement of a trade to the Brooklyn Nets for 6-9 forward Tornike Shengelia, who mostly has played in the D-League.
Teague, a quiet respectful young man who was the Bulls first round draft pick, No. 29 in the 2012 draft, patiently …
Posted on Jan 9
After missing two games with a sore right knee, Carlos Boozer will likely return to the lineup on Friday when the Bulls visit the Milwaukee Bucks.
“Carlos is good,” said coach Tom Thibodeau following the team’s practice on Thursday. “He did everything in practice and he’s feeling a lot better. We’ll see how he feels [Friday] morning, but the way …
Posted on Jan 8
The Bulls may be getting a new patch to place on their uniforms, a picture of an M1 Abrams inside a circle with that diagonal line running top left to bottom right.
That’s correct: No tanking!
“Whatever your circumstances are, make the best of those circumstances,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said at the end of yet another draining day for …
Posted on Jan 7
There is only so much grief anyone can go through. It has to have an effect.
That’s perhaps the biggest issue facing the Bulls now not only in the wake of Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee surgery in November, but after Monday’s late night trade of Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Though Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Tuesday’s game …