Archive | August, 2009

Carlos Arroyo a Bull? Not so fast.

Over the weekend, news broke that Carlos Arroyo was on the verge of signing with the Bulls. From ESPN.com: “According to several sources, Arroyo, represented by Leon Rose, is in talks to join either the Boston Celtics or the Milwaukee Bucks. However, both teams told ESPN.com’s Chris Sheridan that they have had no contact whatsoever with Arroyo […]

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Meet Luol Deng this Saturday

The catch? You’ll have to travel to Oak Lawn, IL. Oh, and you’ll only have a half hour to get his autograph. But it is for charity. From the Southtown Star: “Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng will sign autographs and accept a donation on behalf of his charity this Saturday at the grand opening of […]

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Scouting Report: Jannero Pargo

Name: Jannero Pargo (pronounced Juh-NAIR-oh) Position: PG/SG Height: 6’1″ Weight: 185 Birth Date: October 22, 1979 (29 years old) Birth Place: Chicago, IL Number: 2 Nicknames: None College: Arkansas Drafted: Undrafted (2002) Experience: 6 seasons Previous team: New Orleans (2006-2008) Contract: $1.9 million in 2009-10 Expect: Instant scoring off the bench Don’t expect: Shooting efficiency On offense: Pargo […]

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Chat online with Kirk Hinrich

From the Sioux City Journal: “Sioux City West High School graduate and Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich will answers your questions at 11 a.m. Monday in a live Q&A session at siouxcityjournal.com. Hinrich is in town for his charity golf tournament. He will talk about the work he still does here in Sioux City, his […]

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Scouting Report: Kirk Hinrich

Name: Kirk Hinrich (pronounced HINE-rick) Position: PG/SG Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190 Birth Date: January 2, 1981 (28 years old) Birth Place: Sioux City, IA Number: 12 Nicknames: Captain Kirk, The Hinrich Maneuver College: Kansas Drafted: 2003, 1st Round, 7th overall by Chicago Experience: 6 seasons Previous teams: None Contract: $9.5 million in 2009-10 Expect: Pull-up […]

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Scouting Report: Tyrus Thomas

Name: Tyrus Thomas (pronounced TIE-rus) Position: PF Height: 6’9″ Weight: 215 pounds Birth Date: August 17, 1986 (23 years old) Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA Number: 24 Nicknames: Big T’s, Free Money, The Mercenary, T-Time, TT, Ty, Ty-Rise College: Louisiana State Drafted: 2006, 1st round, 4th overall by Portland Experience: 3 seasons Previous Team: None […]

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My Second Favorite NBA Team

For many years, the Phoenix Suns under Mike D’Antoni were (almost) everyone’s “second favorite team,” and why not? They were fun, exciting, joyful, and kinetic.  But ever since Steve Kerr took a wrecking ball to the roster and D’Antoni moved east, sentimental favorites have been slow to surface. As NBA rosters are beginning to flesh […]

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Scouting Report: Brad Miller

Name: Brad Miller Position: C Height: 7’0″ Weight: 260 Birth Date: April 12, 1976 (33 years old) Birth Place: Fort Wayne, IN Number: 52 Nicknames: B-52, Bad News Brad, Cornrows, BM College: Purdue Drafted: Undrafted Experience: 11 seasons Previous Team: Sacramento (2003-09) Contract: $12.3 million in 2009-10 Expect: Outside shooting Don’t expect: Blazing speed On […]

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Scouting Report: Luol Deng

Name: Luol Deng (pronounced Lu-owl Dang) Position: SF Height: 6’9″ Weight: 220 pounds Birth Date: April 16, 1985 (24 years old) Birth Place: Wau Number: 9 Nicknames: Deng-Dong, Luol, Sweet Lu, The Man from Sudan College: Duke Drafted: 2004, 1st Round, 7th overall by Phoenix Experience: 5 seasons (unless you don’t count last season…) Previous teams: […]

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Scouting Report: Joakim Noah

Name: Joakim Noah (pronounced JO-a-kim) Position: PF/C Height: 6’10” Weight: 232 pounds Birth Date: February 25, 1985 (24 years old) Birth Place: New York, NY Number: 13 Nicknames: Dr. No, Jo, Jo-No, Noah Kim-Joa, The Joker College: Florida Drafted: 2007, 1st Round, 9th overall by Chicago Experience: 2 seasons Previous teams: None Contract: $2.4 million in 2009-10, […]

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