Bulls fans have a lot to be thankful for

The Bulls are 8-5 through one of the top toughest stretches of the year in terms of schedule, and the fourth most difficult schedule of the season (per sagarin). 

First, let's all give thanks for the improvement of Derrick Rose.   When we drafted Rose, I felt that it would take him three years to come close to reaching his potential.   Here we are in year three, and Rose has gone from Rookie of the Year, to All-Star, to legitimate MVP candidate.   Rose has beaten my expectations every year in the league. 

This season, he's stepped up and become "the man" for the Bulls team.  He comes through with big play after big play, drives the paint, and all of a sudden his three point shot even looks legit.   Rose is quickly on the path to becoming unguardable, and when Carlos Boozer comes back, the Bulls offense could be scary good.

Thank you Noah for immediately living up to your contract.   I had a fear that extending Noah early at 12 million a season might be a mistake.   It was expensive enough that I thought the max contract after the new CBA might be around that number giving the Bulls limited upside.   

However, Noah has shown that he's so much more than an energy player.  He's increased his scoring, rebounding, and makes big play after big play when it counts.  However, more than anything, he provides a type of emotional leadership and lift that few players in the NBA can. 

Right now, Noah is playing at a level worth the 1st contract max of around 15 million per season, and he's turned the decision to keep him or trade him for Carmelo into a no-brainer.

Thank you Taj Gibson for stepping up with the loss of Carlos Boozer.   As the season wore on last year, people became more and more enamored with the play of Taj Gibson.   By the time summer hit, we started wondering if perhaps, as a fanbase, we overrated him.

Then preseason hit, and Gibson struggled mightily.   At this point, we figured we must have overrated him.

Then the regular season hit, and Gibson played so well that we found we vastly underrated him.   Taj Gibson is a 10 million dollar a year player right now on a 1 million dollar a year contract.   I don't know if the Bulls will afford him once his contract is up, but Taj Gibson has become one of the best steals in the draft.

Anyone still want Dejuan Blair?

When Carlos Boozer comes back, the Bulls will be in the running for best front court in the NBA.

Thank you Luol Deng for developing a three point shot. Say what
you want about Luol Deng this year, but the one thing you can't say is
that he didn't work on his three point shot.   Sure, Deng hasn't played
particularly well, especially recently, and his three point shooting has
dipped from the blistering hot pace he set earlier, but through 13
games, Deng is shooting 35.8% from behind the three point arc on a high
volume of attempts.  

He hasn't gone away from the shot when it hasn't fallen from him, and
he's no longer shooting stupid twos.   Deng's had a rough road trip
recently, and his overall percentages have dipped, but the style in
which he's played has improved, and I feel that he'll improve as the
season goes on, especially when Boozer comes back.

Thank you Keith Bogans for playing steady basketball.  Sure, Bogans may not be starter grade material, and I think it's time to go to Brewer as was the original plan, but Bogans has still played really well for a near vet minimum rotation player.   He's played solid defense, moved the ball and given the Bulls steady play for his minutes.

When he's able to slide back into his natural role, he'll be viewed as more of an asset than he is now where we ask more out of him than is reasonable.

Thank you Ronnie Brewer for providing that spark after a rough start.    Ronnie Brewer struggled through preseason and the early parts of the regular season, but he's gotten better and better as the season has gone on.  He's given the Bulls a big lift off the bench with his defense to create turnovers and easy baskets to get them back into games.

At this time, it's probably time to start Brewer and let Bogans play the role as steady bench guard. 

Thank you Kyle Korver for bringing shooting back to the Chicago Bulls.  When was the last time the Bulls had a shooter like Kyle Korver?    I'm not sure if they ever have.   Ben Gordon was a better shot creator, Steve Kerr was more accurate, but neither player ran around screens and hit turnaround threes the way Korver does.   Neither player worked opponents so hard when the ball wasn't in their hands as Kyle Korver does.   He hasn't always played great, but he has always put tremendous pressure on the defense.

Thank you James Johnson for your key role in two come from behind wins.
  James Johnson may not have been a stud this year, and he may even be a draft bust.  However, James Johnson has come in during two games where the Bulls were really down and out and given them a lift with his energy to bring the Bulls back to the game. 

We've hoped for more from Johnson, but he's kept the right attitude in his limited role, and he when his number has been called unexpectedly, he's come through for the Bulls twice and probably been the spark to drive two wins this season.   For a guy who might be the 9th or 10th man in your rotation, can you ask for more?

Thank you Omer Asik for shutting down the paint.   Asik has a long way to go, but he's already shown that he's a legit defensive presence in the NBA.  He has nice hands, and goes from the catch to the finish quickly. 

I don't know how much of a chance Asik will have to develop once Boozer comes back, but he's shown that he was a legit NBA talent in his few minutes already, and I'm excited to see his development over the next few seasons.

Thank you C.J. Watson for stepping up your defense.
  Watson was brought in as an offensive player, someone who could provide some shooting off the bench, run the offense, and pressure the defense.   He has only been able to do that in spurts while adjusting to a more structured Bulls offense.

However, while struggling with his shot, Watson has done all you can ask a player to do.  He's really committed to defense, and he's tried to move the ball around well.   Watson's making a strong effort to play the way the Bulls need him to play, and I'm confident his shot will start to fall. When it does, he'll become a value signing.

Thank you Brian Scalabrine for your help in getting this team on the same page.
  Scalabrine's not a premier NBA talent, but he's familiar with Tom Thibodeau's offensive and defensive schemes.   The rest of the Bulls have raved about how much he's helped them learn their spots on the floor by playing that coach on the floor role.

In preseason, we saw how the offense always settled down once Scalabrine entered, and the Bulls learned to play inside the structure of the offense.   As the regular season has worn on, Scalabrine doesn't have the athleticism to really stick against the regulars, but his contributions to getting the team ahead of the curve have helped pick up everyone else.

Thank you Kurt Thomas for accepting your role.
  Thomas has barely played, and when he's played, it hasn't gone well.   However, he still provides some emergency depth that might come in handy at some point later during the season, and he's not rocking the boat despite no playing time.

Someone has to be the last guy off the bench on every team, and you just hope that guy can be a good chemistry guy and provide something if you call on him.  I feel good about Kurt Thomas doing those things.

Thank you Carlos Boozer for playing the role of cheerleader for this team.  It's a small thing, but Carlos Boozer has remained very visible with this team.  He's gone to all the games, watched the team play, cheered them on, and he looks like he's excited to be apart of what's going on here.

When you're out with injury that's all you can do, and I think a lot of veteran players aren't always excited to play that role, but Boozer has been.   I feel like his commitment to the team, even while injured, will greatly ease his integration with the roster when he's healthy.

Thank you Tom Thibodeau for being awesome.  Thibodeau has been such a tremendous upgrade to Vinny Del Negro that it's difficult to describe in words.  Thibodeau accomplishes what Vinny Del Negro dreamed up, but couldn't execute.  

He has the Bulls playing tremendous defense, and I like his offensive sets.   He makes great adjustments in games, and I like the way he's handled rotations.   When a player steps up, he gives that player several chances to continue to play and prove himself, but doesn't stick with them forever.  

He does a nice job hedging between sticking with the hot hand and his best players.   His schemes are very good, and he draws up creative plays on inbound possessions.   On top of all of that, he's a great interview and gives real basketball detail instead of vague coachisms after games.

Thank you Gar Forman and John Paxson for putting this all together.  Sure, we wish we hit one of the big three in free agency, and despite how that's worked out, I'm not going to say I wouldn't love to take one of those guys now.

Still, the Bulls implemented a quality back up plan with their signings, and we haven't yet seen the full fruits of their labors.   This is one of the most enjoyable Bulls teams in memory, rivaling the 2004/5 team as the most fun post Jordan squad.


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  • yes indeed, the Bulls family has a lot to be thankful for this year

  • Doug and his clueless band of followers,

    Nice ASS-KISSING job. Way to SETTLE!!!

    Take the 8-5 record for what it is worth. Not much at this point.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    our 5 losses came against the class of the league on their home floor, and a fluke loss against the knicks. how can you be unhappy about their performance? they're a top 3 team in the east even though they've played basically the toughest schedule in the east. miami who?

  • In reply to bullsman24:

    btw did i forget to mention that we're missing a top 5 pf in the league

  • In reply to bullsman24:

    Time to be thankful for Mr Happy?

    i may not get to that one with all the other items to ponder.

    i delegate that one to whoever has the time

  • In reply to bulls6:


    Make time. I know what I'm talking about.

  • In reply to bullsman24:

    I'm thankful for DT and his excellent/relentless blogging.

  • In reply to pinkizdead:

    I second that. Thanks for Chicago Bulls Confidential and introducing me to the RealGM forum, Doug!

  • In reply to jamatokwu:

    yes, thanks Doug for your insight & articulate discussion of Bulls basketball

  • In reply to bullsman24:

    im thankful for the NBA season and how the script has not been flipped or there hasnt been a siesmic change in the power of basketball with the Heat

    im also thankful for the flexibility of still being able to improve this team internally with boozer and outwardly with a trade whereever it may come and hopefully its not Dicky Young (thats for you MrHappy)

  • In reply to ChardBull85:


    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Now go check Nick Young's stats over his last 6 games.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    They're impressive Mr. Happy, but he has struggled with inconsistency, which would allow him the title of Dicky for sure. Maybe his game is here to stay now? We'll see.

  • In reply to bullsman24:

    8-5 is not bad considering the schedule. But you can't just look at the record, look at the way we've played with one of our best players out. Plus rose is playing great. People like Mr. Happy just want to look at the record and stats.

  • In reply to bullsman24:

    Bulls playing like an NBA top 5 team

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    What kind of record did you expect them to have? NBA Network put up a graphic on Tuesday showing that of the top 3 teams in both conferences, the Bulls had BY FAR the toughest schedule with teams being 20 games over .500. The Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, all of those teams were right at or below an even when it comes to opposing record. So I think you are being very hard on the Bulls. 8-5 for what its worth, is good for a top seed in the East, without Boozer.

  • In reply to Houston:

    Also with 8 new players & all 12 players playing for a new coach.

    Not 1 time have we been blown out

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Iam so thankful for my bulls! But I would really be thankful if gar/pax can upgrade the 2guard

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I'm thankful for a blogging community where we make sense of what we know, with the help of all of us experts, and we all seem do our best to remain civil, even to predictable irritants. Way to show a little emotional maturity, Team Bulls Confidential! This is gonna be a great season...

    Ya know, I don't think any of us realize just how good this team might be by playoff time... wow... gotta stay healthy! Let's be grateful to a good training and fitness coaching staff too!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    wait a second...I recall before the start of the circus trip that you were saying that we need to be positive, that 10-5 was the goal. And now you come with this trash? Are you Kevin Garnett?

  • In reply to supercesto:

    wow, Happy could be right with his 10-5 prediction if the Bulls run the last 2 of the trip

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    way to be a bad of dueche Chumpy

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    sorry... Mr. Chumpy

  • In reply to ChiRy:


    Use the spell check. It's Mr. Happy.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Doug and everyone. Also, quick mention, I'm thankful for D-Rose's improved D and comittment to the same along with Luol. Sure Noah and Taj are excellent there also, but Derrick and Lu have worked their butts off to strengthen the chain. If Watson proves to be a decent shooter with us and Ronnie can find a way to bring his career 12ppg on 48% or better this team with Booz will rock(if not doing so already). And Thibs has absolutely Brung It. Most excellent T-Day/eve win or 'The Rise Over Phoenix in the Desert.'

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I'm thankful for the moves we made that people maybe weren't down with but have worked out.

    I'm thankful Pax stood firm and traded Curry, even though he maybe didn't want to. Noah will end his career having scored more points for the Bulls than Curry has for the Knicks, and is a thousand times better at everything else. I'm also thankful Noah slipped because other teams are idiots who can't look past scoring and "potential", and that we didn't make the same mistake.

    I'm thankful we got Deng from the deal with the Suns. Say what you want about Deng, but he's better than having Jackson Vroman and Nate Robinson.

    I'm thankful we made the hard decisions and stripped down the team. Gordon, Kirk, Noc, even Tyrus, they provided some good times but they had to go and we let them go for what in the end amounts to nothing. Tough decisions that got a lot of flack but seems to be right even though we didn't land the big prizes.

    I'm thankful we cut our losses with VDN. We stuffed up but at least we didn't compound the mistake, we fired VDN and got the guy we should have hired in the first place.

    I'm thankful the Magic matched JJ Redick, who has been Redickulously bad thus far. Right now Bogans has been the better player, and Bogans has sucked.

    I'm thankful that with the 26th pick in the draft we took the guy nobody wanted and everyone complained about, yet that guy has turned out to be the third best player on a team currently third in the East.

    I'm thankful I'm not drafting for the team, because like Doug I wanted Beasley and thought Rose was only being picked because he's from Chicago and he has a 40 inch vertical.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    Is this your Thanksgiving post from 2006?

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    Heh, I think only the Curry trade & Deng go back that far ... the point was I'm not looking at this season alone, the current team is built on years of work where sometimes we've had to take steps back to move forward.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    no I agree, just joking around

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    Great stuff Doug. You're truly an asset to the Bulls fan community. I totally agree with the things you wrote (although Thibs still frustrates me a little). This team is such a blast to watch. It's the reason I like sports.


    Keep on preaching that CJ Watson hasn't been a bust like most people tend to think. He really isn't that bad, and I think he'll improve.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    First and foremost I am thankful for my health, family, and I am thankful that the Bulls are finally starting to look like a contender after the past 12 years even though Bulls management are 1 big trade away from them being a legit contender. And I am also thankful for the true Bulls fans that express themselves in a way that only a real fan can do but that's ok too cause we all want the Bulls to contend for a championship in the near future.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    I am thankful that mr happy is a douche and we can laugh at all his dumb comments and stupid trade machine senarios. See all of u tomorrow when we look ow the w against happy's boyfriend.

  • In reply to Maxima23:


    Get a mirror. You are the douche-bag.

    Unlike you, I actually know the game of basketball.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    Thankful that ive found an online community to share my infatuation with bulls basketball with. Thanks for all the arguments, all the passion, all the playful banter.

    Thanks to doug, a guy that does a better job providing us with bulls blogging than guys who do this as a full time job.

    Thanks to bulls fans in general, there have been some rough times over the past decade, yet the united center never looked anything like Miami's spotty arena in a year that saw them pick up 3 "stars"....shame on you Miami, absolutely pathetic fanship.

    Thanks to the team, thibs, and garpax.. Sorry for doubting you, continue to prove us wrong as we move closer to getting back to where we belong...holding that trophy.

    And thank you nba lottery......

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    YES - dont forget those wonderful little ping-pong balls!!!

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    let's just all SETTLE with the fact that he's a huge tool. i usually stick to reading this blog and not really contributing to the banter, but i do know for sure that mr. happy does not know anything about basketball. in fact, i assume this dude is some sort of high school student looking for some kicks. what's with the capitalization and the cynical, pretentious comments? we're all bulls fans here. mr. happy is not a fan, but solely an over-arching, worthless shell of an analyst.

  • In reply to evbeck:


    A tool of basketball knowledge. Don't be jealous. Just learn something.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Happy you claim to have knowledge that surpasses those who make a living in basketball. You talk about general managers as if they don't see the game like you do. My question is, if you know so damn much about basketball, why is it you are spending your time professing your basketball genius on blogs? Shouldn't you be making calls to inquire about carmelo anthony from your office in the berto center? I don't think you are basketball retarded, and maybe you are a basketball coach, hell maybe you are even smart enough to be an nba gm, regardless you should realize that your condescening nature is likely holding you back..you'll never get respect the way you carry yourself. You talk down to doug as if he should care about your verbal disrespect, how many people are reading your blog? You seem like you could be a good guy if you learned to set your god complex to the side and just be a fan, instead of dropping in on peoples posts to belittle them. You could make some solid contributions if you just got over yourself.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    and by he, i mean mr. happy

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    and i, of course, am thankful for this blog and the relentless participation!

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    Great observation Shakes.
    John Paxson has to be given a lot of credit for what is going on with the resurgence of the Chicago Bulls.

    It was Paxson who was key to the Bulls picking Noah at number nine in the draft. A lot of so-called Bulls experts were willing to take a soft seven-footer by the name of Spenser Hawes with that ninth pick.
    Paxson studied Noah and his intangibles as an outstanding college player who led Florida to back-to-back NCAA titles and knew a winner when he saw one. Noah was always about winning, and that is why after he was the MVP of the first championship team at Florida he gathered his key players of that championship team together and said let's go for a repeat. How many players in this age of the game would do that, although it eventually cost him being the top pick in the draft for the year of that championship season.

    Paxson kept his focus and aim at Noah. When the kid eventually declared for the draft the Bulls were ready. The only two players ahead of him in terms of potential were Greg Oden who went number one and Kevin Durant who went number two. Thank God the idiots picking after the abovementioned top two proved who they were indeed. Noah's teammate at Florida, Al Horford, was a reasonable pick for Atlanta at number three, but he was not and never would be Noah. Atlanta's screeners could never understand that. Jeff Green from Georgetown and Mike Conley of Ohio State, Noah's teammate Corey Brewer, Yi from somewhere in China, whose date of birth is still a mystery, went ahead of Noah. The other player making up the eight picked ahead of Noah was a supposed phenom out of North Carolina who many said would make the world rock, his name escapes me now, but that was th scenario when David Stern took the stage to announce that the Bulls had selected Noah. And there were many in Chicago were more impressed with that seven-footer named Spencer Hawes who went to Sacramento with the 10th pick.

    I found it ironic that Noah created magic against the Phoenix Suns a few nights ago. The Phoenix Suns coach at
    the time, Mike D'Antoni, had worked Noah out before the draft and was determined to get him for Suns. They furiously made efforts to trade up and position themselves to grab him, and similar efforts were done by Avery Johnson and the Dallas Mavericks but their last minute efforts failed. Those were the smart people, including John Paxson. But the Bulls were fortunate that they had the Bulls pick and they secured Noah who was overjoyed when the Bulls picked him.

  • In reply to Normie:

    ...*Knicks pick

  • In reply to Normie:

    That, my friend, is a beautiful story indeed. One that might go down in bulls championship history some day.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I loling @ you Mr. Happy like I say before the only clueless person at this moment right now is well you. Do you have your panties on backwards?

    Doug and other people are aware that we are not a championship contender yet as I mentioned before but there lot of good reason to be thankful as a Bulls fan. Which is a fact. If you are an actual Bulls fans,and the knowledge you will understand the reason to be thankful as a Bulls fans this season and possible later in the future.

    I say this before we are maybe two piece away to be consider a championship contender, and right now what see the future is looking bright. 8-5 record what do you expect 12-2? That will be cool but still plenty of basketball time, and if you don't like it well you can always jump on the Lakers bandwagon. So put your panties on right for a change, and stop bitching.

  • In reply to pduh:


    If being clueless means knowing the game of basketball, including what a championship team looks like and who the good players around the league are, then I guess I'm clueless than.

    People can keep dogging me, but I know what I'm talking about.

    I'm hear to kiss people's asses. Just to be truthful.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    No I do not think even you don't know what you are talking about.

    Put it this way you think majority of Bulls fans not just here on this blog but everywhere realize that the Bulls are not a championship contender? Some have higher expectation some keep it to minimum.

    You think we realize this team is not a championship contender? Majority people realize that but there is lot of things to be thankful so far this team as a Bulls fans if you think about it.

    Winning a championship is the main goal no doubt but ever since the post Jordan era this team wasn't going no where. What we saw this season the future looks bright and I say this before and I say it again we are maybe couple piece away to be a "championship contender."

    Read the actual article on this blog Doug make great explanation why we are thankful for the Bulls instead of knocking people down then maybe you actually understand.

  • how does that guy do his difficulty of schedule? based off of just opponent W/L record, the bulls have the 3rd hardest schedule in the league thus far

  • LMAO!

    He'd also be trying to trade his grandma for Nick Young

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    Maybe Mr Happy is just grumpy from eating too much. Nah, scratch that, he's a curmudgeon. (-_^)

    Happy thanksgiving Bulls fans!!! 8-5 ain't bad all that things considered. This team will continue to get better.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    Thats hilarious!!!! I haven't actually laughed out loud at someone's post before. This is a first!

  • In reply to ChiRy:


    Do me a favor.

    Go look up Nick Young's stats over his last 6 games.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    impressive from a scoring standpoint, somewhere around 17 a game with efficient shooting. Looks like he is attacking the basket more. However. Young's career thus far has been marked by inconsistency....we'll see if he can keep it up. I'd send our 2011 pick for him

  • I am too brother

  • very dissapointing, that's the first 20 games, by far the worst 20 games to miss

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    I just don't understand. If he is cleared for contact, & its just a matter of getting in rhythm & getting conditioned, then put him out in a game & work him in slowly. Play him 5 min against Orlando. Work him up to 15-2o minutes slowly for the next 2 weeks, but do it in a game, come on

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    I would normally agree, but the schedule gets extremely soft for almost 1 month strating December 11th. If Boozer is not ready to go, then work him in while we play "easier" teams. It doesn't mess with our cohesiveness against top caliber teams that we have already played tough against w/out him.

    Then they get 14 staright games after the Lakers that are currently below .500 Over this stretch I think the bulls win 10+ games while getting Boozer completely comfortable with the team (& them with him). Then we have Boston @ home on January 8th. By then the Bulls should look great and show us where they truly stack up in the East.

  • In reply to bcz1980:

    My mistake, Indiana is 7-6 and New York did make it to 8-8 yesterady. So i guess the Bulls play mostly sub .500 teams during that stretch.

  • In reply to bcz1980:

    Am I crazy to be a little concerned playing Indiana? They could sneak up on us if we don't come with 48 minutes of energy.

  • In reply to bcz1980:

    I am thankful for Mr.Happy. His passionate posts keep me entertained, and reading his banter with doug is a highlight of the blog.

  • In reply to Seth:


    Happy Thanksgiving.

  • In reply to bcz1980:

    Agreed, obviously wed like to have boozer as early as possible.. but the schedule actually stacks up perfectly for us to slowly work him in. Also there will be some growing pains as the team adjusts to boozers presence, I know many will disagree but we might actually have a better shot against boston without boozer as opposed to with him if its his first game back. It will take a few games for thibs and the players to get comfortable with the change of guard at pf. When its all panned out it will be a beautiful thing.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    I'm saying work him in slowly, but do it as soon as he is cleared. I mean, the guy is supposed to be in shape now & knows the system. Play him 5min against Orlando.

    After we come back home, 4/6 games are against the likes of Orlando, The Lakers, Oklahoma City, & Boston...we need him

  • Doug, you sound like it took this recent effort to convince you that Noah wasn't what people like you have denigrated him to be, "an energy player." If that 7-game series against Boston in the playoffs didn't finally convince you about Noah's allround skills, then you're just pretending with your latest utterance.
    Thank God the Bulls got rid of Vinnie Del Negro. The way he mishandled Noah contributed to that stinking label.
    People are surprised at how good a free-throw shooter Noah is. He was always a good free-throw shooter, but the incompetent idiot (Del Negro) helped to support the misconception that Noah was a liability at the line. He kept bringing in that "actor" Brad Miler" as a sub for Noah in crucial situations and late in games with the explanation that the situations need Miller's expertise at the line. We are now wondering, what that was all about? Check Noah's free-throw percentage, it's in the seventies. And he hardly misses when it counts!
    Credit Noah for not letting people like Del Negro hurt his confidence.
    So please stop with the energy stuff!

  • In reply to Normie:

    yep, with high attempts, Noah shot over 90% in the Cleveland playoff series

  • A big thanks from me over the pond for the best Bulls Fans community on the web. This is the place I know I can get great honest feedback on how my Bulls are really doing.

    Thanks Doug for steering the ship

    Thanks to all the other regular contributors

    and of course Thanks to every member of Team Bulls for such a fantastic start to this season

    PS - Thanks ping-pong ball!!!!

  • I am thankful that our team is in a big city rather than a small town like Milwaukee or Cleveland where it is tough for the owner to spend money. Professional sports attracts better players to bigger cities because of all the other attractions.
    Also, thankful for the good logical discussions except for a few folks.

  • I am thankful for Dougs Blogs! And like you guys have said the ping pong balls!!!!!!!!


    Which one of Doug Thonus' CLUELESS BAND OF FOLLOWERS was dogging me about NICK YOUNG?

    How do these stats look?

    NICK YOUNG's last 6 games...

    vs. Atl...20 points on 8/14 shooting
    vs. Phi...19 points on 7/15 shooting
    vs. Det...18 points on 7/10 shooting
    vs. Mem...5 points on 1/8 shooting...I guess Sam Young shut him down.
    vs. Bos...20 points on 9/15 shooting
    vs. Tor...20 points on 8/15 shooting

    * James Johnson = 24 points for the entire season.

    Who is the better player? GET A CLUE!!!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    So what's your point? Trade jj for him? They never would have or will ever make that trade. What's your scenario that leads to his acquisition?

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    and its difficult to see him getting PT. How's his defense? Because if its nodd good, Thibs ain't playin him anyhow

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Both James Johnson and Nick Young have potential and talent but neither are better than one another at this moment. Good for him that he plays well the last six games(except for one.) in fact technically just fives games. Now let see if he continues that trend.

    Nick Young is also known as a chucker do you actually want a chucker on the team? There are times you need chuckers but times you shouldn't in fact having a chucker is most case bad but depend how you look at it.

    Also do not take word for this but there are indication and I read that Nick Young is actually dumb not just only basketball IQ but real life IQ.

    Would I take a chance at him? I look what my other option first before I consider look at him right away.

  • Mitchell,

    Go with turkey on Thanksgiving. Filet mignon is for for THE CLUELESS.

  • Doug,

    Just be truthful.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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