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Meditating on an inefficient offense

ESPN’s Beckley Mason recently penned an article called Its smart to be fun. Mason’s essential point is that current analytics indicate an “athletic, aggressive open-court style” of offense is both efficient and successful. Mason supports his case with the following extended quote from Denver Nuggets coach George Karl: Coaching has now gotten so technical and […]

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Round 2 Game 4: Hawks 100, Bulls 88

Let’s get this out of the way first. With 2:27 left in the fourth quarter and the Bulls trailing 90-84, Derrick Rose made a nice ball fake, got Jamal Crawford into the air, and then drew obvious contact on a three-point attempt. Official Bennett Salvatore blew the whistle… …then said it was inadvertent and ruled a jump ball. Josh Smith won […]

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A few thoughts on Chicago’s offense

The latest “Article of Outrage” about Derrick Rose’s presumed MVP award comes to us courtesy of Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald. Thank the Basketball Gods! We needed another scribe to save us from the creeping menace of Rose’s MVP candidacy. Le Batard’s piece doesn’t break any new ground. It’s basically a zero calorie […]

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Complete and Utter Domination: Bulls 114, Hawks 81

You know what I took from this game against the Hawks? People better start listening to what Derrick Rose has to say. And beware. Rose is a both humble and quite, which borders on amazing when you stop and consider his current stature among the NBA greats. His “aw schucks” attitude and respectful demeanor aren’t acts. In a […]

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Game 44 Recap: Bulls 92, Cavaliers 79

The Cavaliers showed up at the United Center last night having lost 15 games in a row and 19 straight on the road. They left with a 16-game losing streak and are now one loss shy of setting a new franchise record for consecutive road losses. So, on the surface, it appears the Bulls took care […]

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A brief preview of Tom Thibodeau’s offense

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald got a brief lowdown of new Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau’s offensive gameplan for the upcoming season: “We’re going to start with our defense and our rebounding. I believe if you do those things well, it puts you into the open floor. You obviously want to play with pace. I think you […]

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