Posts Tagged ‘tom thibodeau’
Posted on Nov 5
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said to relax.
Yes, this is how bad the latest Derrick Rose injury stuff is getting that four games into the season and after missing two games with a sprained ankle—a very routine NBA injury that often leaves players out a week—Thibodeau is telling people they are too uptight.
Now, aren’t your embarrassed that Thibodeau says …
Posted on Nov 5
Jimmy Butler was starting to get noticed last season, being named all-defensive second team and averaging 13.3 per game in the playoffs, 14.5 per game in the 20 games he started. But there was room for improvement, far still to go. So Butler went back home to Texas after the season and went to school.
He’s come back to the …
Posted on Nov 2
There was little mystery to the Bulls slump busting 106-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday.
That’s right, the Butler did it.
He jimmied the door to a Bulls victory that seemed closed seconds before on a Kevin Martin three following three consecutive Timberwolves offensive rebounds on the same possession.
I sure am going to wear that one out.
Posted on Nov 1
The Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers Friday put on a terrific show for a national TV audience and a raucous United Center. The two Eastern Conference favorites turned what would usually be a routine cold October day into the heat of NBA May in a 114-108 Cavaliers overtime victory.
“It would have been better if we had won,” Joakim Noah offered …
Posted on Oct 29
Is this Chicago heresy? Michael Jordan not being the baseline for all knowledge and inspiration? But Larry Bird?
“One player I look at, older player, someone like Larry Bird, he just had a great feel for the game,” Derrick Rose was saying Wednesday morning after the Bulls practice about circumstances of the game. “His teammates loved playing with him and …
Posted on Oct 25
The story of the Bulls’ preseason, the entire season, actually, was to be the health and effectiveness of Derrick Rose, who missed most of the last two seasons with injuries.
But it’s been a happy ending, or, more appropriately, a happy beginning as Rose Friday had 27 points, three-of-seven on threes with five assists and just one turnover in the …
Posted on Oct 20
The Bulls Monday lost 107-98 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, their consensus rival for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. There wasn’t all that much to make of the result with LeBron James sitting out almost the last seven minutes, the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler out with a sprained thumb and James and Derrick Rose often playing at different times.
But it was …
Posted on Oct 20
The Bulls Sunday in a 101-96 preseason win over the Charlotte Hornets finally began to show their hand for the regular season.
And they deserved a hand, as it were, for a strong finish after blowing a 13-point fourth quarter lead as Derrick Rose showed his old form scoring the team’s last six points and Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol …
Posted on Oct 17
Bulls broadcaster Stacey King likes to call Jimmy Butler by the nickname Jimmy Buckets. He may soon have to switch to Jimmy Bucks.
The Bulls shooting guard, who is up for a new contract this month, was money in the Bulls bank Thursday with a buzzer beating three for an 85-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Butler with 20 fourth …
Posted on Oct 14
The Bulls Monday evened their preseason record at 2-2 with a 110-90 victory over the Denver Nuggets in which the Bulls overcame a 21-point first half deficit.
That led Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to remark afterward, predictably, of course, that the team had much work to do to be ready for the regular season.
“The regular season is going to …