Chicago’s M.A.S.H. unit


They’re the bane of every NBA team, especially during the second half of the season. The Bulls are no exception. Chicago’s last two losses — versus the Pacers in Indiana and against the Hawks in Chicago — might have been avoided with a couple extra healthy bodies. Well, the Pacers game at the very least. But that’s not in the cards right now.

So…today’s practice had almost as many people absent as in attendence.

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “The Bulls’ walking wounded number grew Tuesday with Brad Miller, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng all sitting out the light practice at the Berto Center. Miller is nursing general soreness from logging heavy minutes in light of Noah’s injury, which remains plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Deng and Rose are nursing sore knees from banging them on opposing players, and Hinrich also has a sore knee.”

Let’s hope the time off helps. The Bulls are about to go through an absolutely brutal stretch during which the play at home versus the Grizzlies, Mavericks and Jazz, then at Orlando, Miami, Memphis and Dallas, and then back home against the Cavaliers.

Sounds like a job for the Yes! cartwheel.

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3 Responses to Chicago’s M.A.S.H. unit

  1. chad March 3, 2010 at 4:06 am #

    from bird food to bear food

    4b11t March 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Ah, the YES! cartwheel… Diego Sanchez is a funny guy.

    Anyway, this stretch could easily put us out of playoff contention. Add the injuries and we may need a borderline miracle to keep the playoffs in sight…


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    […] I’ve already discussed the brutal stretch the Bulls are facing: eight more consecutive games against potential playoff teams. Not a good time to lose your leading rebounder and best interior defender. Especially tonight, when the Bulls face a huge Memphis frontcourt of Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay. Those guys are averaging 55.7 PPG and 27.0 RPG. They could end up with 70 and 35 with Noah out. At least. […]

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