Archive | September, 2010

Joakim for Carmelo? Nooooooooo(ah)!

From ESPNChicago.com: “The Chicago Bulls are interested in trading for the Denver Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony and are discussing internally including Joakim Noah as part of the deal, according to a league source. … Noah will make $3.1 million this season in the fourth year of his rookie deal. He would become a restricted free agent […]

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‘Melo and the Windy City

According to Mark J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “Carmelo Anthony(notes) still hopes to persuade the Denver Nuggets to trade him, preferably to either the Chicago Bulls or New York Knicks, an NBA source with knowledge of Anthony’s wishes told Yahoo! Sports. The Knicks have limited assets to offer the Nuggets, which makes the Bulls a […]

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Derrick Rose is playing, maturing, hitting threes

In Team USA’s 121-66 win over Angolo, Derrick Rose hit back-to-back three-pointers to start the third quarter. Those treys pushed the lead to 71-38. I guess you can’t really call Derrick’s double-triples “daggers” or “knock-out blows” considering the magnitude of the U.S. lead. Angola was already toast. Badly burned toast at that. Still, it showed how much confidence […]

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Carlos Boozer’s big words

According to ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell, Carlos Boozer has a very specific, highly ambitious goal for the 2010-11 Chicago Bulls: “A championship. I think a realistic goal for us is a championship. I think anything shorter than that we’re setting ourselves up to be shorter than what we can reach. I think [we have] potential to be […]

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Please forgive my lying eyes

Apparently, I can’t read. Rose didn’t jack up seven treys. Chauncey Billups did. Oy. But I still have the same fear: I don’t want Rose to become too reliant on his outside shooting. His free throw attempts per game need to go up. To me, that’s just as important as developing his outside touch. Free throws […]

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