Posts Tagged ‘rajon rondo’
Posted on Jan 2
As 2014 begins, the Chicago Bulls have the ninth best record in the Eastern Conference. But only five games separate the Bulls from fourth-seeded Atlanta.
That’s part of why Joakim Noah says he’s optimistic as ever about the prospects of the New Year.
Posted on Dec 26
The Bulls’ hopes of having a player in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game took a bit of a hit in the latest NBA fan voting returns released Thursday.
It’s now looking as if center Joakim Noah may have the best chance among the Bulls players as he held onto seventh among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. Deng, who was ninth among …
Posted on Dec 12
Do the Bulls have any All-Stars?
Well, not the way they’ve been playing lately, you might say.
But they have some players who will be able to make a good case for the Eastern Conference team in the next month.
The NBA Thursday released the first fan balloting results for the Feb. 16 All-Star game in New Orleans. And the …
Posted on Jun 27
In the annual NBA Draft Thursday, the Bulls selected the potential replacement for Marco Belinelli.
The Brooklyn Nets apparently added two of the top players in NBA history, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The story of the draft was less the surprise of Anthony Bennett going No. 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Nerlens Noel falling to No. …
Posted on May 22
Are two No. 1 overall draft picks enough to make up for the loss of LeBron James? Probably not, but the Cleveland Cavaliers got their second Tuesday in the NBA Draft Lottery, and that raised the intriguing possibility that the way really is being cleared for James to return to Cleveland as a free agent after next season.
Posted on Apr 19
So yes, our long national nightmare finally ended, or at least the TV networks’. Never have so many paid so much attention to those who will play so few playoff games.
The 2012-13 NBA Playoffs begin Saturday with the Knicks and Celtics, which probably is the premier first round matchup given the media markets, the history, the recent terrorist bombing …
Posted on Feb 18
It wasn’t the block for Joakim Noah against Zach Randolph early in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game won by the Western Conference All-Stars 143-138, or dunking that pass from LeBron James on the pick and roll, or the crossover drive for a basket, the defensive stand against eventual game MVP Chris Paul or the exasperation with the officials for not getting …
Posted on Feb 14
The Providence Steamrollers Wednesday defeated the Chicago Stags 71-69 in a game…
Huh? That was an NBA game in Boston Wednesday with a 24-second shot clock? Without a jump ball following free throws? Not with a six-foot lane? It was the Boston Celtics scoring 19 combined points from the end of the first quarter to the start of the fourth. …
Posted on Feb 13
Just about everyone in America, it seems, has a torn ACL. Well, a lot of guards in the NBA. Derrick Rose, obviously, for the Bulls, and now Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa for the Celtics.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers before Wednesday’s game was talking about the NBA guards’ greatest fear these days—Iman Shumpert, Ricky Rubio and Eric Maynor also in …
Posted on Feb 8
It’s beginning to look more and more like the Bulls will get their shot at Miami in the second round of the playoffs, assuming, of course, they can get past the Brooklyn Nets in the first round.
No, I don’t have much interest in discussing Thursday’s Bulls 128-96 loss in Denver, the most ignominious defeat of the Tom Thibodeau Bulls …