Posts Tagged ‘taj gibson’
Posted on Oct 19
I’ve been hearing the Bulls talk about this new offense this season, about motion and read and react and subtle alternations of their schemes.
Pssst, c’mere. I’ll tell you a little secret.
The offense is named Derrick Rose.
“I’m not holding back,” said Rose, who was brilliant in the Bulls’ second half 103-98 comeback win over the Indiana Pacers with …
Posted on Oct 17
Lost Wednesday in the excitement of Derrick Rose’s first game in the United Center in 18 months was those half dozen naked streakers spelling out “Bulls” during timeouts.
And first round draft pick Tony Snell having a breakout night with a dozen points that included a pair of three pointers, four assists and three steals.
Yeah, missed that, too?
Posted on Oct 17
With Derrick Rose, now after four Bulls preseason games, it’s perhaps just about looking for flaws. And, amazingly enough, there don’t seem to be any.
“As long as I’m playing the way I’m playing and we’re winning games, I couldn’t care less about getting back to my regular self,” Rose said Wednesday after the Bulls’ easy 96-81 victory over the …
Posted on Oct 8
Derrick Rose still is healthy.
But the Bulls Monday in running away from the Memphis Grizzlies 106-87 for a second consecutive preseason victory are feeling good and pretty much are making this Rose watch theme moot.
“The first half I was kind of jittery,” said Rose, who played an uneventful 23 minutes with once again 13 points and four of …
Posted on Oct 6
Joakim Noah isn’t quiet much. He’s not Nate Robinson loud. But there’s often some sort of cacophony rising around Noah, as there was almost throughout Saturday’s Bulls opening night exhibition game win in Indianapolis.
“Woooooooo,” Noah bellowed as he sat on the bench with his blue blazer over, well, an outfit that traditionally doesn’t blend with a blue blazer.
Posted on Oct 6
Now do you believe him?
Now that you’ve seen Derrick Rose challenge 7-2 Roy Hibbert at the rim, get knocked down and bounce up to shoot his free throws in Saturday’s 82-76 Bulls win over the Indiana Pacers.
Now that you’ve seen him crossover George Hill, leaving Hill reaching and the entire Pacers’ defense coming at Rose and Rose pounded …
Posted on Oct 5
In the pantheon of greatly anticipated exhibition games, oxymoron that it is, Saturday’s in the Indianapolis basketball temple ranks among the most significant, a great welcome back for one of the NBA’s basketball gods.
Or at least most everyone still hopes.
“I’m just playing the same way I normally do,” Derrick Rose promised after Bulls practice Friday, displaying the sort …
Posted on Sep 28
How could anyone not like him?
It was just a few minutes Friday into his first press conference at the Bulls annual opening-of-training-camp media day when Derrick Rose, preparing to return to the basketball court for the first time in almost 18 months after reconstructive knee surgery, was asked how he felt about being criticized so much last season about …
Posted on Aug 8
Nazr Mohammed has heard all this talk about the hole in the donut that is the Bulls’ upcoming season, a mound of sweetness with something missing in the middle, presumably a backup center.
But Mohammed says the Bulls should not worry.
“That’s how I look at it,” says the 15-year veteran from Kenwood Academy who’ll turn 36 next month. “That …
Posted on Jul 10
It’s tough to be the next great one. Grant Hill and Vince Carter never much cared for that Next Jordan label, and many others have tripped up being advertised as the next Wilt or Russell or Oscar or Magic or Bird.
Mike Dunleavy Jr. as well since being a good shooting, unselfish, ball handling white guy, well, you have to …