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Bulls Beat #23 - Five win week

Bulls Beat #23 - Five win week

How many times does a team win five games in a week? Not frequently. However, that was the Bulls week even playing a game without Derrick Rose.

Bulls Beat #223 - Five win week

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  • Since it is a non game day, how about a little Deng debate.

    It seems to me the overrated for being underrated thing is coming into play again, although not in the All Star voting.

    My sense is that most people think that he appears(eyeball test) to be playing the best basketball of his career, and I would lean toward agreeing with that sentiment.

    However, he is shooting just over 40% from the field and his TS% is in the mid 40's, and his scoring average is a bit below his career best years(17-18ppg).

    TS% is probably Doug's favorite stat, and you usually go nuts when anyone is under 50%, considering even that mark not worthy of a starter.

    For what it is worth, I have always liked(appreciated) Deng the most when he is rebounding at his best, which right now he is. Those were some sneaky quite 31 boards(2 games) this week.

    It is another interesting eyeball vs stats conundrum, what do you guys think.

    Hey Doug, I hope that you can keep up the posting pace throughout the season, the minutes at the keyboard are already starting to pile up.

  • Just another"stupid" player(s) who thinks that the game and the health of the players is being affected by the increased workload of this seasons schedule.

    Magic SG Jason Richardson says that the NBA's compressed, post-lockout schedule isn't in the best interest of the players – or the game. "They are doing everything they can to get the games in. ... No, I don't think it's the best thing for the product. Play kind of goes down and there are injuries,' said Richardson, who is doubtful to face the New York Knicks today, nursing a left-knee bone bruise. "You pray that the injuries go down, but it's tough playing this many games in a row." Orlando Sentinel
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    Plus, some players faced longer layoffs if their season ended in mid-April with no postseason. "There's a lot missing in getting ready and a lot of players are paying the price," Van Gundy said. Said Dwight Howard, "Guys are dropping and there are a lot of injuries now. It's tough to take care of your body when we have so many games back- to-back. "I just thank God every day that I haven't had any serious injuries. I continue to pray that He will continue to keep His angels around me so I won't have any injuries. But it is tough, especially the way guys are going down. I just want to stay healthy.'' Orlando

    I'll have to direct both of them to visit 'PaducahVille" so that they can get some basketball intelligence.

  • Nick Friedell, who is ESPN’s Bulls beat reporter (and was a guest on Doug's Bull Beat recently), is regularly describing NBA players as exhausted. Nick sees players every day in the locker room and at the Berto Center and watches every Bulls game (both home and road) in person from excellent seats. So I give his personal observations credence. See Below:

    BOSTON -- Luol Deng looked how Luol Deng always looks after the Chicago Bulls' 88-79 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. He was slumped in his chair with his jersey untucked, exactly how you would think a man would appear after playing almost 43 minutes of basketball for the third time in four days. His feet sat at the bottom of a huge yellow tub of ice. His right ankle had an ice bag on it. So did his right knee. An empty bottle of Pedialyte sat on the edge of his locker. He was exhausted.

    CHICAGO -- If fans were wondering what an NBA game would look like in the post-lockout era, they should have watched Saturday night's slogfest between the Chicago Bulls and the Toronto Raptors. Understandably, both teams looked exhausted. The Bulls were playing their fifth game in six nights while the Raptors were capping off a seven-games-in-nine-nights stretch.

    Dwayne Wade and Charles Barkley concur. See the links below:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=mc-spears_dwyane_wade_heat_nba_011112

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/chicago/play?id=7451413

  • Nick Friedell who is ESPN’s Bulls beat reporter is regularly describing NBA players as exhausted. Nick sees players every day in the locker room and at the Berto Center and watches every Bulls game (both home and road) in person from excellent seats. So I give his personal observations credence. See Below:

    BOSTON -- Luol Deng looked how Luol Deng always looks after the Chicago Bulls' 88-79 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. He was slumped in his chair with his jersey untucked, exactly how you would think a man would appear after playing almost 43 minutes of basketball for the third time in four days. His feet sat at the bottom of a huge yellow tub of ice. His right ankle had an ice bag on it. So did his right knee. An empty bottle of Pedialyte sat on the edge of his locker. He was exhausted.

    CHICAGO -- If fans were wondering what an NBA game would look like in the post-lockout era, they should have watched Saturday night's slogfest between the Chicago Bulls and the Toronto Raptors. Understandably, both teams looked exhausted. The Bulls were playing their fifth game in six nights while the Raptors were capping off a seven-games-in-nine-nights stretch.

    Dwayne Wade and Charles Barkley concur. See the links below:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=mc-spears_dwyane_wade_heat_nba_011112

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/chicago/play?id=7451413

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