Archive | October, 2010

Pistons-Bulls game preview

Tomorrow night, the Bulls face the Pistons in the United Center. Both teams enter the game 0-1. But whereas the Bulls lost to a young, up-and-coming team with a viable MVP candidate, the Pistons lost to the New Jersey Nets. You know, the ballclub that won only 12 games last season and took its rightful place […]

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Game one: Thunder 106, Bulls 95

In yesterday’s preview post, I said: “The Bulls must contain Kevin Durant as best they can (good luck, Luol), while keeping KD and his teammates off the free throw line. It’s also imperative that they take care of the ball and crash the defensive glass. Outside of Durant, the Thunder rely on points off turnovers […]

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Bulls-Thunder game preview

The Bulls open their season tonight against the Thunder in Oklahoma City. And since both teams are currently undefeated at 0-0, it’s hard to identify any regular season trends. So let’s consider last season. During the 2009-10 campaign, the Thunder (27-14 at home) played the Bulls (17-24 on the road) twice, winning 98-85 at the United […]

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Keith Bogans: The Bulls’ newest starter

While reveiwing the Bulls’ preseason stats, I said: “Going into training camp, everybody figured it was a two-man race for the starting shooting guard spot. Those two men being Ronnie Brewer (the presumed starter) and Kyle Korver (the challenger). Only Bogans started all eight games. And although it may only have been because Brewer was […]

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The Bulls like their options

From ESPNChicago.com: “The Chicago Bulls exercised the fourth-year option on point guard Derrick Rose, and the third-year options on Taj Gibson and James Johnson on Monday. That means all three players will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2011-12 season.” Well, there really wasn’t much suspense about Rose and Gibson. Rose might end […]

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A look at the Bulls’ preseason stats

I don’t want to put too much emphasis on preseason stats. After all, preseason games are like lab experiments. Coaches tinker with various lineups and try to test the reserves, and players test new moves and try to ratchet up their games for the upcoming 82-game (plus playoffs hopefully) grind. Still, what happens in the preseason […]

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Preseason Game 8: Bulls 102, Pacers 74

Pacers President of Basketball Operations and all-time NBA great Larry Bird watched last night’s game from a few rows behind his team’s bench. I’m not going to make the obligatory “he should have suited up” joke, but the Pacers probably could have used him. They sure needed something. As it was, Bird was treated to an embarrassing 28-point […]

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The Incredible Boozer

If you like comic books, then you’ll probably love the NBA-inspired comic book covers included in the ESPN The Magazine NBA Preview. You can see the Bulls’ cover below: So…Carlos Boozer as the Red Hulk? Uh, the Red Hulk jumped into outer space and beat up Thor with his own hammer. Boozer broke his hand […]

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Joakim Noah versus Everybody

“I want to take on everybody.” That’s the pull quote for the article ESPN The Magazine’s Molly Knight wrote about Joakim Noah. For the article — which really is  a must-read for Noah fans, by the way — Knight visited Jo’s house, was put through “a series of physical and emotional tests” by Noah himself (seriously), and finally got […]

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