Posts Tagged ‘tom thibodeau’
Posted on Dec 12
There was perhaps one offensive possession for the Bulls Wednesday in their 83-78 loss to the New York Knicks that encapsulated the frustration and ineffectiveness that has been this discouraging season.
The Bulls with a little help from their equally underperforming colleagues in short pants from New York had tied the game at 74 with 3:38 left after trailing by …
Posted on Dec 11
Has it come to the point already where the Bulls are playing spoiler?
It looked a bit that way Tuesday as the Bulls lost at home 78-74 to the Milwaukee Bucks, who seemed well on their way to a top lottery draft pick with the poorest record in the Eastern Conference.
But it’s not the first time the Bulls may …
Posted on Dec 10
Though Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng were out for Tuesday’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center, both players are on track to return to action soon.
“It’s still tight,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Deng’s left calf following the team’s shootaround on Tuesday. “It’s better. Both guys are a lot better. They’re close, but not quite …
Posted on Dec 9
Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng missed practice on Monday and remain day-to-day for Tuesday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said that both players did some shooting, while Mike James, who has been sidelined with a right knee injury since Dec. 2, did practice.
“He’s improved and I don’t want to speculate, but we’ll see where …
Posted on Dec 8
How ‘bout that Taj Gibson!
The Bulls forward starting for injured Luol Deng—yes, another one bites the dust—added to the best-in-his-career season Saturday with 21 points and 10 rebounds against the Detroit Pistons. Gibson is averaging 21.4 points and 8.4 rebounds on 61 percent shooting the last five games.
The rest of the starting five?
“We sucked tonight,” explained Joakim …
Posted on Dec 7
Bulls forward Taj Gibson is known around the team, at least to his buddy Joakim Noah, as Tagy-woo.
But around the NBA these days it’s been Tagy-Wow!
The fifth-year forward is off to the best start of his career, and he’ll need to continue that as the Bulls Saturday face one of the top young front lines in the NBA …
Posted on Dec 6
Luol Deng was sitting back in his locker stall late Thursday following the Bulls’ overpowering 107-87 victory over the Miami Heat, a smile seemingly of both satisfaction and relief washing over his sharp features.
Deng had scored 20 points, his sixth consecutive game of at least 20 points and eighth in the last 10. Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with …
Posted on Dec 5
Less than two weeks removed from season-ending knee surgery, Derrick Rose was on hand at the United Center to discuss the injury and what lies ahead as he endures another rehabilitation process.
There is no doubt Rose has a long road ahead in terms of the physical aspects, though not as severe as when he worked his way back from …
Posted on Dec 4
Luol Deng always has been a man, a United Nations Refuge Humanitarian of the Year award winner, the NBA’s Sportsmanship award winner, an ICON role model award from a major entertainment publication and various community service commendations.
Now Deng has to be, “the Man,” that much identified, if somewhat of a contradictory designation in a team sport.
“It’s something I’ve …
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 …