Archive | July, 2012

The Bench Mob no more

Even as Bulls fans welcome Kirk Hinrich back to Chicago, they must also bid a fond farewell to the Bench Mob. One of the Bulls’ great strengths the past two seasons — during which they won a league-best 112 games — was a prolific second unit consisting of C.J. Watson, Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver, Taj […]

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Welcome back, Captain Kirk

Allow me to present the Kirk Hinrich Timeline: June 26, 2003: The Bulls select Kirk Hinrich with the seventh overall pick in the NBA Draft. July 16, 2003: Hinrich signs a four-year rookie deal with the Bulls that includes a team option for the 2006-07 season. October 24, 2005: The Bulls exercise their option on […]

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Brandon Roy is off the board

The Bulls reached out to Brandon Roy… …and Roy has reached a verbal agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves to sign a two-year contract worth $10.4 million. It’s not too surprising. The Bulls didn’t have that kind of money to offer Roy. So another free agent is off the board. The options are dwindling. While C.J. […]

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No Olympics for Noah

Joakim Noah sprained his left ankle during Game 3 of the Bulls’ first round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers. That injury was devastating for the Bulls. Apparently, it will be devastating for Team France as well. Jo won’t be able to play for his home country in this summer’s Olympic games because the ankle is […]

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Houston’s aggressive move to acquire Omer Asik

So…let’s get this straight. A contract worth $25.1 million over three years for a guy who averaged 3.1 PPG and 5.3 RPG with a Player Efficiency Rating of 13.4 while playing only 14.7 MPG last season? That’s what the Houston Rockets have reportedly offered Omer Asik. For those of you who enjoy simple math, that […]

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