Hello everyone and welcome back to the Bulls by the Horns weekly mailbag where we will answer some of your reader submitted questions about the Chicago Bulls and the NBA every Friday. I apologize for not posting up a mailbag last week. I had gone on a sudden vacation during which I had limited internet access. But we’re back and running this week with another round of reader submitted questions. If you’d like to submit your question for the mailbag please shoot us a message via our contact form or shoot a tweet to @AvikarSaini. Without further ado, let’s get to it:
With Luol gone now I wonder if Chicago would consider acquiring Harrison Barnes from Golden State? Do you think an offer of Hinrich, Charlotte 1st and the newly acquired Sacramento pick would be enough to entice the Warriors?
My question is do you guys think Jimmy and Tony are passing up 3s? From the games I’ve watched this year, it doesn’t seem as if Jimmy’s stepped up his 3-point shooting…or rather, taking them. He likes the pump-fake, then step into a mid-range 2. Recently, Tony’s passed up some open shots and against the Bucks, Stacey/Funk pointed out that Thibs was screaming at Tony to shoot (maybe that’s why Martin got more minutes tonight and Snell’s maintained under 20 minutes of play). Thanks!
In regards to Snell, it’s hard to say why exactly he played limited minutes. Thibs definitely was screaming at him to shoot the three and, as you said, may have been benched because he wasn’t taking the shot Thibs wanted. It could also just be because Thibodeau doesn’t really play rookies. Until we see how the minutes distribution plays out in the future it’s hard to say what his benching was for.