Tag Archives | John Salmons

Losing to the Lakers

Maybe I’m just a cynic, but when the Bulls took a 14-point halftime lead against the Lakers last night, I felt really nervous. Everything went Chicago’s way in that first half, right down to their final two possessions of the second quarter: A double-pump layup by Derrick Rose with 28 seconds left and a buzzer-beating […]

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Thunderstruck: Starring Derrick Rose

Okay, I should probably start off by talking about how the Bulls finally broke their road jinx and then discuss what the 103-96 win means to their push for the playoffs…but right now all I can think about is Derrick Rose. Just glancing at the box score, you might be tempted to think his line […]

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Fresh ink: March 18, 2009

Brian Hanley of the Chicago Sun-Times: “Derrick Rose saved his best for last Tuesday. The Bulls rookie star guard was without a field goal through three quarters. But Rose turned it on in the fourth to help lead the Bulls to a 127-121 win, which extended the Bulls home streak to seven games. Rose, who […]

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Stopping the Celtics

The Bulls beat the NBA champs! Okay, so the Celtics (or should I say “Celtics”) were missing Kevin Garnett, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Tony Allen and Brian Scalabrine and then lost Leon Powe after he bruised his right knee in a collision with Ben Gordon a few minutes into the game. But still, Chicago executed down the […]

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Fresh ink: March 2, 2009

Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times: “More than 1,000 fans and friends of Norm Van Lier — ranging from a homeless man to U.S. Rep. Danny Davis — braved snow and freezing temperatures Sunday to attend the former Bulls star’s wake. Sitting in front of the open casket at Michalek Funeral Home on the […]

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Another one that got away

When a team has to work new players into the rotation, it usually helps to do it against an inferior opponent, particularly if that opponent is going through hard times. And so the Bulls’ matchup against the Pacers should have been the perfect opportunity to mix Brad Miller, John Salmons and Tim Thomas into Vinny Del […]

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Trade Grade: Thumbs up

So here’s a quick recap of the Bulls’ flurry of last-minute trade movement: John Salmons, Brad Miller, Tim Thomas, Jerome James and Anthony Roberson are in. (Although the last two in name only. They won’t play. Assuming they’re even alive. Can we get any confirmation on that?) The Bulls will also receive a conditional first […]

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One last player dump (I think)

Thabo Sefolosha: Gone. Traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a conditional first round draft pick. (OKC has the first-round picks of both the Nuggets and Suns; the Bulls will receive the lesser of the two.) Makes sense. The Bulls traded for John Salmons but weren’t able to trick anybody into taking on Kirk Hinrich’s contract. That left them […]

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And finally…a trade

Listen. Listen! Do you hear? That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when the six-fingered man slaughtered my father. Tom Ziller makes it now. Why? Because the Sacramento Kings are sending John Salmons and Brad Miller to the Bulls for Andres Nocioni, Drew Gooden, Michael Ruffin and Cedric Simmons…otherwise known as […]

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