Tyrus Thomas and his flu-like symptoms

If you read this site regularly and/or follow me on Basketbawful, you probably already know how I feel about the catch-all “flu-like symptoms” excuse. Still, against all reason, part of me wants to give Tyrus Thomas the benefit of the doubt. After all, the alternative is to accuse Tyrus and possibly even the Bulls organization of […]

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The Bulls’ biggest need: to hit some shots

Through three games, the Bulls’ shooting has been terrible. Maybe even worse than terrible. Chicago currently ranks 26th in Field Goal Percentage (.413), 29th in Effective Field Goal Percentage (.427) and 30th (a.k.a. dead last) in Three Point Percentage (.163). Not to state the glaringly obvious, but being one of the worst shooting teams in the league […]

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Insert Heat-related failure headline here

Allow me to briefly channel my inner Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Bulls couldn’t stand the Heat. The Heat made the Bulls sweat. The Bulls were burned by the Heat. The Heat fired the Bulls. Okay, I think that’s out of my system. So…why did the Bulls lose a hotly contested 95-87 decision in Miami? (Okay, that was the last […]

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Questions for the season opener

There’s not a lot of data available for a full preview, but I do have some thoughts / questions for the Bulls’ season opener: 1. How long and (more importantly) how well will Derrick Rose play? Remember, he just wants to be the best at his position. 2. Is really Luol Deng ready to go? 3. […]

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Do the Bulls suffer when Thomas and Noah play together?

As part of the TrueHoop Network 2009-10 Season Preview, Henry Abbott published a post about shooting. How does this affect the Bulls? Well, as Henry explains, stat guru Wayne Winston theorizes that “a consistent theme of many bad NBA lineups is that they include two or more players who can’t shoot.” Can you think of any starting […]

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I believe in John Salmons

There are several things that worry me about the 2009-10 Bulls season. The first-half schedule. Vinny Del Negro’s coaching. Luol Deng’s ability to return from injury and regain his 2006-07 form. Tyrus Thomas’ maturity, decision-making and proclivity for jump-shooting. The continuing lack of an inside scoring threat. Defensive rebounding. Team defense in general. One thing […]

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