Archive | October, 2010

‘Melo rumors swirling again

It appears the New York Knicks are still working — and working hard — on prying Carmelo Anthony away from the Denver Nuggets. According to ESPN’s Chris Sheridan (citing an unnamed source): “The Knicks got back in on the bidding about two weeks ago after Anthony made it known to the Nuggets that he would not […]

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Fighting off the “Chicago Syndrome”

In yesterday’s print edition of the Chicago Sun-Times, former Bears offensive lineman Dan Jiggetts introduced the idea of a “Chicago Syndrome.” According to Jiggetts, many denizens of the Windy City “can’t believe one of our teams really got something right.” In other words, Chicago fans are all doom and mostly gloom. It’s true. By nature, […]

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Taj Gibson: Feelin’ fine

According to John Jackon of the Chicago Sun-Times, Taj Gibson — who missed Chicago’s Friday and Saturday night games with a sore right heel — is doing better and expects to practice today. Said Gibson: “I’ll practice, and I’ll be ready to go on Monday. It was tough watching the effects of [Saturday's] loss on the whole […]

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Strong words from Derrick Rose

This is the full scope of what Derrick had to say after the Bulls’ 38-point loss in Orlando on Saturday night (via Chicago Press Release Services): “We know that if we start off and our offense isn’t there, our defense has to be even better. After we came in to the locker room, I told […]

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Weekend summary: Disappointing

There are losses. And then there are losses. Friday night’s home loss to the Mavericks was disappointing but also kind of uplifting. The offense was clicking early (38 points in the first quarter). Key guys played well, including Derrick Rose (23 points, 4 assists), Joakim Noah (13 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocked […]

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Preseason Game 4: Bulls 109, Raptors 90

As I’ve said before, preseason games are essentially meaningless. You shouldn’t get to low after a loss, and you shouldn’t get too high after a win. Especially against a Raptors team featuring a starting lineup of Amir Johnson, Julian Wright, David Andersen, Jose Calderon and Leandro Barbosa. That said, it’s still nice to see positive […]

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Preseason Game 2: Mavs 88, Bulls 83

You know what I love about the NBA preseason? It’s stress-free basketball. During the regular season and playoffs, I obsess over losses. Even worse, I obsess over what I consider to be ominous signs during wins…bad shooting, poor rebounding, and so on. During the preseason, I can simply shrug my worries away. The wins and […]

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Can a Luol Deng revival happen this season?

ESPN’s Marc Stein mentioned yesterday that the Bulls had plans to meet with free agent center Erick Dampier last night. The meeting happened, but that’s about it. Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald tweeted: “Bulls may meet with Erick Dampier in Dallas, but at this point have no plans to sign ex-Mavs center, a source says.” I’m […]

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Preseason Game 1: Bucks 92, Bulls 83

Well, that was pretty ugly, wasn’t it? The Bulls shot 42 percent from the field — including 3-for-12 on threes — and missed 11 free throws. The Bucks shot an identical 3-for-12 from downtown and gave up a whopping 27 points off 25 turnovers. There were blocks and bricks and steals and all manner of […]

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