Archive | June, 2009

Fresh ink: Johnson and Gibson

Jim O’Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times: “Chicago, meet your James Johnson. His pedigree is more sociologically exotic than street. He appears more mobile than menacing. It is his feet of fury rather than his fists that interest the Rose-rage Bulls and their re-energized fandom now. Johnson — the team’s top draft pick — met the […]

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James Johnson: The Highlights

Here’s a fun little highlight video of James Johnson, whom the Bulls selected with the 16th pick in last week’s NBA draft. I find his ability to take opponents off the dribble and his variety of left-handed finishes to be particularly impressive. However, I am mildly concerned that his low post repertoire seemingly consists of […]

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Introducing your new Chicago Bulls

As it turns out, the Bulls did not trade up in the draft (i.e., no Gerald Henderson), nor did they pull off any blockbuster trades, ala the Cleveland Cavaliers (who acquired Shaq) and Orlando Magic (who got Vince Carter). Instead, they opted to add toughness, depth and versatility to the front court…while maintaining a little financial flexibility for next summer. With […]

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Draft Day: LiveBlog-O-Rama-Rama

First things first. Shaq is officially off the board, and so is Scoop Jackson’s master plan for a Bulls roster featuring Derrick Rose, Tracy McGrady or Ben Gordon, John Salmons, Tyrus Thomas, Shaquille O’Neal; with a bench of Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah, DeJuan Blair, Wayne Ellington, Brad Miller, Anthony Roberson and DeMarcus Nelson. Oh well. […]

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D-Rose: Thanks for your support

It’s been a rough summer for the NBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year. Not only was Derrick implicated in an NCAA investigation of Memphis which allegedly involved him having someone else take his SAT, he also got blasted for a photo that allegedly shows him flashing a gang sign. The NCAA hasn’t ruled on the […]

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Damaging drafts

We’re only one season into the Derrick Rose Era, and I think it’s pretty safe to say he was the right pick. Unfortunately, not every draft has been sunshine and puppy dogs for the Bulls. In fact, there have been some downright painful draft day failures over the last decade. Here are the worst. Jay […]

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More draft talk

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald discusses rumors, like the one about the Bulls trying to trade their draft picks (numbers 16 and 26) for New Jersey’s (number 11): “This has been discussed, but hasn’t really heated up. There has been talk that the Nets like North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough, who should be available at 16. […]

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Ben: “I want to be a Bull. But…”

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune has more on Ben’s supposed $11 million promise from the Pistons: “So, Ben Gordon, do you or your agent have a backroom agreement to sign with Detroit when the free-agency period begins July 1? ‘You can’t even negotiate until July 1, so that’s just rumors,’ Gordon said Wednesday at […]

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How much for Ben Gordon?!

The Off-Season Easy-Bake Rumor Oven continues to cook up some tasty treats. Here’s the latest. According to Sam Smith of Bulls.com: “Gordon’s agent allegedly has been saying he has an $11 million promise from the Pistons.” Wow. That’s a lot of money. Unless Gordon’s agent means $11 million in Schrute Bucks…which I highly doubt. And here […]

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