Posts Tagged ‘tom thibodeau’
Posted on Nov 1
No one’s calling it Tajy-woo ball, but that’s also what it is. Throwing ahead, running the court, passing and finishing strong. It’s the way Taj Gibson learned to play, loved to play, got himself drafted into the NBA. It just wasn’t the way his team was playing, more half court, more deliberate. So he learned, he adapted, he excelled as …
Posted on Jul 28
Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo? It’s become one of the big surprise questions of the NBA and perhaps one of the principal curiosities of the coming season.
Can that work? Will that work? Is it a three-car pileup or just the beginning of a smooth, comfortable trip?
Jimmy Butler isn’t concerned; he knows it will succeed and he …
Posted on Jul 19
Some will say that it’s just NBA summer league, the Bulls fabulously fun 84-82 overtime win Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves to finish with a perfect 7-0 record and win the summer league title.
But winning does matter; more so, perhaps, now than ever in professional basketball with high schoolers switching schools at a whim no matter the outcomes, shoe …
Posted on Jul 18
You don’t want to be a player for the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team. Figure they’re looking at a five-hour practice before Monday night’s championship game finale.
That game is against the Bulls, the former team of Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau, of course, is not coaching the summer ‘wolves.
But what delicious drama and bonus entertainment for …
Posted on Mar 20
The Bulls pressured into the ball, forcing so many tough shots they were able to hold the Utah Jazz to 40 percent shooting and 30 percent on threes in Saturday’s 92-85 Bulls victory over the Jazz.
Yes, those Bulls.
The Bulls guards fought over screens and their big men flushed out to force the Jazz guards away from the lane …
Posted on Jan 21
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Wednesday answered a few perfunctory questions following the Bulls crushing 125-94 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Hoiberg talked briefly about not standing up against the Warriors relentless offensive pressure, not responding to their swift ball movement and making enough defensive errors to perhaps make the result more inevitable than it had to be, the Warriors …
Posted on Jan 17
It’s not time to write the obituary for Joakim Noah as a Bulls player.
This season likely is over for Noah after he suffered a dislocated shoulder Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls disclosed Saturday Noah was evaluated at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, where it was determined that he will undergo surgery. His recovery time is estimated at four …
Posted on Dec 21
This past weekend was the first time in a long time I thought the Bulls sounded, if not looked, like a championship team. Jimmy Butler complaining about the coach, the media heating up about locker room drama and discord, sources disclosing internal discomfort, the whole thing about to implode!
Reminds me of when Scottie Pippen on that road trip in …
Posted on Oct 22
Derrick Rose Friday will play in his first preseason game for the 2015-16 season.
Unless, of course, he doesn’t.
But it is now looking—even if Rose’s rose colored glasses still are showing two of everything—as if Rose will at least play for a few minutes when the Bulls close the preseason in Lincoln, Neb.
“Every day I’m improving,” Rose said …
Posted on Oct 19
The Bulls aren’t exactly building toward opening night.
Seemingly taking a step backward from the aim of playing a faster, unselfish game, the Bulls Monday reverted to more individual play and a tentative game in a 94-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler with 18 points while playing 37 minutes, Taj Gibson with an …