Archive | July, 2011

Derrick Rose is headed to the Philippines after all

ESPNChicago’s Melissa Isaacson writes: “Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose boarded a plane from Los Angeles to the Philippines on Wednesday to take part in a two-game exhibition series this weekend, according to a source close to Rose. … Sacramento Kings star Tyreke Evans will also be part of the contingent, according to the Sacramento Bee. … […]

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Joakim Noah won’t be playing for France

From ESPNChicago: “Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has returned to Chicago to rehabilitate a previous ankle injury in Chicago after medical exams for the European Championships caught the attention of France’s basketball federation. Noah’s condition surfaced while players were taking medical exams in Paris last week, according to FIBA’s website, which first reported that Noah would […]

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Analyzing the Bulls’ (presumed) 2011-12 schedule

The NBA has a schedule. And a lockout. Which may mean the schedule will be more effective as packing material or lining for bird cages across the country. Still, presuming the best (fingers crossed, everybody), let’s take a month-by-month peak at what the Bulls have coming their way. Oh, and if you’re not lucky enough […]

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Release the schedules…

The 2011-12 Bulls schedule has been released under the (possibly foolishly) optimistic belief that there will be a 2011-12 NBA season. I’ll give my full review a little later, but the only up side I can see to a lockout-shortened season is the Bullies avoiding their typically front-loaded schedule.

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Lots of Derrick Rose news

First things first. Reports that Derrick Rose — along with fellow NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant — was heading to the Philippines to play a couple charity exhibition games was, apparently, greatly exaggerated. And by “exaggerated” I mean “completely and entirely made up.” A spokesperson from Wasserman Media Group, the agency that represents […]

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Joakim Noah: Playing for France

Don’t worry. Joakim’s not pulling a Deron Williams on us. This is strictly a FIBA thing. ESPNChicago’s Nick Freidell writes: “Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is scheduled to leave for France on Monday to begin preparation for a stint with Team France in the FIBA World Championship in Lithuania, according to a source close to […]

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