Is Derrick Rose overrated?

According to Noam Schiller of Both Teams Played Hard, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. But before you start lighting torches and sharpening your pitchfork, read his post. Schiller’s pretty fair in his assessment and most of the points he makes have been made on this site, either by me or by astute commenters. […]

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Derrick Rose the jump shooter

When Derrick Rose entered the NBA, one of the biggest flaws in his game was the lack of a consistent jump shot. Heck, after his rookie season, Rose even drew some unfavorable comparisons to former Bull “Big Shot” Larry Hughes. I think you’ll agree when I say: Ouch. Give the kid credit. He spent the summer working with […]

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Rose on fire: Bulls 98, Rockets 88

I think the Bulls are starting to take this stretch run pretty seriously. After losing 10 games in a row, they’ve won two straight. After 12 consecutive games of allowing 100 or more points, they’ve allowed 92, 84 and 88 in their last three. Coach Vinny Del Negro got so fired up over a few iffy […]

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A happy return: Bulls 98, Sixers 84

There’s not much to say about Friday night’s home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The “Bulls” — minus Derrick Rose (sprained wrist), Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) and Luol Deng (strained calf) — fought the good fight and (shockingly) took a brief fourth quarter lead before LeBron James decided to start taking the game seriously. Once […]

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Rose is still out and Deng is hurt worse than we thought

Bulls fans should probably prepare themselves for the team’s 10th straight loss: Derrick Rose (sprained wrist) and Luol Deng (strained calf) will both miss tonight’s game against the Cavaliers. Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) is still out too. I can’t argue the decision. Why risk your players’ health in a game that might not be winnable […]

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Wrangled again: Mavericks 113, “Bulls” 106

If someone had told me earlier in the season that — without Derrick Rose (sprained left wrist), Luol Deng (right calf strain) and Joakim Noah (left foot plantar fasciitis), not to mention the guys Chicago traded away — the Bulls would shoot over 52 percent and nearly pull off a 20-point comeback against the Mavericks in Dallas despite […]

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Unfavorable schedules

Derrick Rose “probably” won’t play tonight against the Grizzlies in Memphis — and several other players missed practice yesterday — which means the Bulls will “probably” lose their eighth game in row. Barring a minor miracle. Actually, make that a major miracle. I decided to take a closer look at the Bulls schedule versus the schedules […]

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Kirk Hinrich will get Tuesday night off

It’s official: “The NBA announced Saturday that Hinrich has been suspended for a game for making contact with referee Bennie Adams during the Bulls’ 108-95 loss to the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Hinrich was ejected in the fourth quarter when he was assessed a second technical foul by Adams. After the ejection, Hinrich […]

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