Posts Tagged ‘taj gibson’
Posted on Dec 3
The chances were there; they thought they’d make it.
There was Luol Deng, with 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, trying a pick and roll pass to Joakim Noah at the buzzer in regulation after Jrue Holiday tied the game with an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining. Deng’s pass did not connect.
There was Deng again at the close …
Posted on Dec 1
Well, at least they didn’t have to go by bus.
Then it really would have been a zoo compared to the bizarre circus the Bulls just endured over the last two weeks.
The Bulls Saturday concluded their annual November road trip, almost 7,000 miles through the Rockies, Derrick Rose’s second season-ending injury, which left a much greater mountain to climb, …
Posted on Nov 28
That whistling sound you heard around the Bulls Wednesday was no longer the air leaking out of their playoff balloon as much as escaping relief in their voices after a smothering 99-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
“That was huge, man,” agreed Luol Deng. “There has been a lot weighing on the team. This was what we needed.”
Taj Gibson …
Posted on Nov 26
Luol Deng never really had a summer like this where he was so excited about basketball. Deng traveled extensively, but more than ever he spoke regularly with his buddy and teammate, Derrick Rose. Rose mostly continued his rehabilitation from ACL surgery in Los Angeles, and while Deng did clinics and appearances all around the world, he was constantly on the …
Posted on Nov 25
At least there’s not going to be any more guessing games about Derrick Rose’s return from knee surgery.
Rose’s surgery for a torn meniscus, the Bulls announced Monday morning, went well and he will rehabilitate and be out for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Bulls general manager Gar Forman discussed the Rose injury and the franchise going forward …
Posted on Nov 24
The Bulls were grieving.
But life and the NBA doesn’t stop for that. So about 36 hours after Derrick Rose sustained yet another serious knee injury, though this time not quite as severe, the Bulls players had to put it all out of their hearts and minds and commit their skill, energy, effort and enthusiasm to the basketball court. Perhaps …
Posted on Nov 23
And then he was gone, again.
So now we know. It’s bad for Derrick Rose, but not the worst, not the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament tear like Rose suffered in April 2012 from which he’d made a gallant recovery.
Until Friday in Portland, anyway, when Rose, as the Bulls announced Saturday afternoon after an MRI, sustained a medial meniscus tear …
Posted on Nov 23
I’m out of jokes and witty repartee. Our greatest concerns as basketball fans were on display again late Friday night in Portland as Derrick Rose, headphones covering a black stocking cap, hobbled on crutches leaving the arena after Portland’s 98-95 victory over the Bulls.
Rose suffered an apparent right knee injury with 3:30 remaining in the third quarter with the …
Posted on Nov 22
The Bulls were chased out of Chicago by the circus, and what do you know, they couldn’t get away from the clown.
Yes, it was Nate Robinson, the team’s favorite former prankster from last season, whose two three-point shots to open the fourth quarter led to a 13-0 run and a 97-87 victory for the Denver Nuggets.
“We got caught …
Posted on Nov 20
If you think Toronto mayor Rob Ford had a bad week…
Well, the Bulls’ next week is looking like it may have some cracks in it as well.
The starting lineup changes with the news that shooting guard Jimmy Butler is out “week-to-week” with a turf toe injury. Butler did not accompany the team for the Western Conference road …