Archive | June, 2011

Bulls draft for today and tomorrow

Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler. They are your new Chicago Bulls. Well, sort of. The Houston Rockets actually selected Mirotic with the 23rd pick but then traded him to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Chicago took Norris Cole with the 28th pick but traded him and the 43rd pick to Minnesota for the rights to Mirotic. Here’s […]

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Gar Forman: “Best Available” over “Need”

ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell has some great quotes from Gar Forman about his approach for Thursday’s NBA draft. Here’s the key statement: “I’ve always been a huge believer that you draft the best player available. Every team in the league has certain needs and when you look at needs in my mind, there’s three ways to […]

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Some Bulls draft thoughts

With the NBA draft two days away…I have no idea what to expect from the Bulls. Chicago has the 28th, 30th and 43rd picks. The team needs an athletic shooting guard who can create his own offense, nail jumpers from long range, and (of course) defend. That would basically complete the championship package. So how […]

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Looking ahead: The starters

The season is over. And it’s a bummer. To be honest, I still feel kind of numb. This season was a thrill ride that had a sudden, jarring stop at the end. Like a roller coaster that slams into a brick wall. The Bulls lost to the Miami Heat and failed to make the NBA Finals. […]

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