Posts Tagged ‘taj gibson’
Posted on Oct 7
It was a woeful, oh-no-here-we-go-again first half for Doug McDermott Tuesday in the Bulls preseason opener. McDermott was zero for five and scoreless, missing all his three pointers. Could it be that he only could play against summer league talent?
McDermott wasn’t losing faith quite yet, but they’d all seen his shoulders sag too often. Jimmy Butler wasn’t having any …
Posted on Oct 7
No one called it Freddie-ball yet. But the Bulls Tuesday seemed to be having a ball in a 105-95 preseason opening win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
“You’ve got the freedom to shoot it when you are open,” said Jimmy Butler, who had 23 points in 25 minutes and was matched by Doug McDermott with 23 points, McDermott’s all after halftime. …
Posted on Sep 30
The stormy skies and clouds that hovered Tuesday began to recede, bringing some much needed relief and brightness.
And, yes, the sun came out in Chicago, also.
But it was the Bulls who got some much needed clarity and cheer Wednesday with the disclosure that Derrick Rose’s surgery for an orbital fracture sustained in the first minutes of the first …
Posted on Sep 29
Yes, Mrs. Lincoln. But other than that, how did you like the play?
It was a productive first day of Bulls practice Tuesday morning under new coach Fred Hoiberg.
Yes, other than that.
“That” was once again Derrick Rose’s luck turning bad.
Rose sustained, according to a statement released by the Bulls later in the afternoon, a left orbital fracture …
Posted on Sep 29
It felt and sounded a lot like 2010 and 2011 Monday for the Bulls as they began training camp for the new season.
There was a new coach getting his first NBA head coaching opportunity and thrilled about it. There was Taj Gibson talking about his ankle—he said he hopes to play the season opener Oct. 27 against Cleveland–which Gibson …
Posted on Sep 28
The Bulls certainly hope it becomes an era, and presumably Fred Hoiberg does as well. It basically began Monday with the opening of Hoiberg’s first training camp as Bulls coach, media day interviews and team meetings.
After a summer of visiting with all the players at their homes or training facilities, like with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in California, …
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 Jul 14
Cameron Bairstow never quite tried to hold up 196 fingers to signal his national ranking as an incoming freshman power forward at the U. of New Mexico, one of only two U.S. colleges that offered the Australian a basketball scholarship. And Bairstow did play to his ranking, averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds as a freshman and 3.7 points and …
Posted on Jul 13
Bobby Portis, welcome to the NBA. Well, sort of the NBA. The part of the NBA where the likes of Lucas Nogueira, Bruno Cabocio and Norman Powell can make you look bad.
That group of Toronto Raptor wanna-bes did Sunday as the Bulls trailed the entire game and lost 81-66 to the Raptors’ hopefuls. It left the Bulls 1-1 in …
Posted on Jul 2
The Bulls are putting the band back together. But will it be able to hit the high notes?
That’s the big question as the Bulls, according to league sources and published reports, agreed Wednesday to contracts with their new Mr. Fabulous, Jimmy Butler, and fellow sole man Mike Dunleavy.
Teams are not permitted to discuss or officially sign contracts with …