Archive | May, 2009

Testing potential draftees

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune has some Bulls news from the NBA predraft camp, but this part jabbed me in the funny bone: “[Arizona's Chase Budinger] said the Bulls administered a ‘very interesting’ psychological test and that, at one point, they made him build things with blocks. Another time they had him stare at a […]

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Is Derrick Rose pure, dagnasty evil?

Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times sure seems to think so. He further suggests that anyone who isn’t horrified by the “fraudulent test score” allegations — in addition to the fresh allegations that a grade was changed on his high school transcript — can go “live in your world of beer-can-on-the-belly sports relativism.” Personally, I think Mr. Telander […]

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Derrick Rose: Alleged SAT cheater

Fresh off the press from ESPN news: “The Memphis men’s basketball program has been charged by the NCAA with major violations during the 2007-08 season. The allegations include ‘knowing fraudulence or misconduct’ on an SAT exam by a player on the 2007-08 team.” And it appears as though the player in question might be a […]

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Tyrus: Awful shooter

Brett LaGree of Hoopinion recently revealed that Josh Smith made a lower percentage of his two-point jump shots than any other player in the NBA (with at least 100 attempts) during the 2008-09 season. This assertion is based on numbers provided by 82games.com…and if you look at the list, you’ll notice that our good buddy […]

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Are the Bulls trading up?

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls secretly worked out Jonny Flynn over the weekend. In case you didn’t know, most mock drafts have Flynn pegged as a lottery pick. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford: “Over the past few weeks, a number of GMs seem to have been warming to Flynn and […]

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If Ben stays…who goes?

The Bulls’ new GM, Gar Forman, already made some news by stating that re-signing Ben Gordon is his top priority heading into the offseason. What does that mean? Well, a quick peek at Chicago’s ledger balance for the 2009-10 season shows that the team is already on the books for about $63 million in player […]

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“The Inner Workings of a Creator”

A three-way collaboration between Adidas, FreeDarko and Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 spawned the following commercial, which mimics the style FD’s book The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac. It features Chicago’s own Derrick Rose, and it’s a fun little video. Just keep in mind that it’s less a bonus chapter to the MPBA and more of […]

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Meet the Bulls’ new GM

According to Bulls.com, the Bulls have scheduled a press conference for Thursday at 11 a.m. CT to name Gar Forman General Manager. John Paxson will remain with the Bulls as EVP of Basketball Operations. John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: “In a move that had been expected since the All-Star break, the Bulls on Wednesday […]

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Marcus Camby? Again, no thanks

Let the offseason speculation continue! Now that the woeful Clippers have won the right to destroy yet another promising NBA career, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune is advocating a straight-up trade with The Other L.A. Team: Kirk Hinrich for Marcus Camby. The upside of the trade is that it gets Captain Kirk’s Contract of […]

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