Where did Derrick Rose’s passes go?

In my scouting report on Derrick Rose, I noted that the Bulls’ rookie point guard ranked 12th in the NBA in total assists (512) last season. Just for fun, here’s a list (in descending order) of the players who dropped more dimes than D-Rose: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Rajon Rondo, Jose Calderon, […]

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Aaron Gray: First man down

Last week Aaron Gray was celebrating a new one-year contract. Now he’s out of action for up to two months. Bummer. According to John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: “The Bulls suffered their first significant injury of training camp Tuesday as backup center Aaron Gray went down with a stress fracture of the lower left leg. […]

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Team need: Contain opposing big men

The Bulls faced a recurring problem over the course of the 2008-09 season: They could not contain opposing big men. Even the bad ones. Stiffs (or at least non-premier bigs) like Anderson Varejao, Ben Wallace, Darko Milicic, Joel Przybilla, Nick Collison, Troy Murphy and Zaza Pachulia all enjoyed big games and/or season highs against the Chicago interior defense. That’s not […]

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Rose learning from Kobe, Tyrus imitating Magic

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose “soaked up as much of the Kobe Karma as possible” when he and Bryant shot a video game commercial together earlier this month: “When you’re around people like that, of course you can learn a lot. How they manage themselves, how they eat, how they treat […]

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Media day and training camp links

Here are a bunch of links to stories/interviews/etc. about the Bulls’ media day and first couple days of training camp. To sum up: Everybody’s (more or less) healthy, Luol Deng is ready to redeem himself, Joakim Noah and Tyrus Thomas have been pumping up, everybody has to help cover Ben Gordon’s points, Derrick Rose needs to become the go-to guy, and the […]

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Last season’s super subs

While sifting through the incredible amount of data over at 82games.com, I came across the NBA Team Starter/Reserve stats page for the 2008-09 season. Check this out: Last season, the Bulls bench ranked 13th in points per 100 possessions (106.3), 10th in rebounds per game (14.3), ninth in points per game (31.0), tied for 7th in […]

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D-League owner wants Jordan versus Russell

Here’s the story so far. During his Hall of Fame induction speech, MJ called out Bryon Russell: “From this day forward, if I ever see him in shorts, I’m coming at him.” Russell immediately accepted that challenge: “I’ll play his [naughty word for butt] right now. This is a call-out for him to come play me.” […]

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Aaron Gray: Officially still a Bull

According to John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: “The Bulls completed their offseason moves on Tuesday by re-signing backup center Aaron Gray to a one-year contract for roughly $1 million. Gray, who had been a restricted free agent, is entering his third season in the NBA after averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 117 […]

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Introducing Sidney Green: Big Man Coach

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reported that the Bulls have hired Sidney Green as a big man coach. I know, I know…you’re probably wondering, “Sidney who?” But believe it or not, Green was drafted by the Bulls in the 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. Of course, there’s more […]

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Derrick Rose…and his SAT tutor?

A few days ago, NBA Offseason posted this picture of Derrick Rose and Rainn Wilson (a.k.a. Dwight Schrute of The Office). Apparently, it was taken on the set of an upcoming NBA on TNT commercial. I hope they’re pantomiming scissors, because Wilson could seriously use a trim. I also hope this picture goes over better than […]

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