Posts tagged "derrick rose"

Derrick Rose in Attack Mode?

Derrick Rose in Attack Mode?
Derrick Rose began the season excruciatingly bad. Statistically one of the worst players in the league, Rose’s poor performance could easily be summed up by his -5.32 RPM rating and Bulls worst -3.6 DRE/game. Never a reliable outside shooting threat, he inexplicably struggled to convert shots at the rim. Without being able to draw very... Read more »

Bulls Defensive Numbers Don't Necessarily Match the Eye Test

Bulls Defensive Numbers Don't Necessarily Match the Eye Test
When the Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau, they abandoned their devotion to being an elite defensive unit. They wanted to stay hip with the times, so they brought in an offensive minded, mild-mannered, anti-Thibs in Fred Hoiberg. Most people thought the Bulls’ defense would completely crumble under Hoiberg, but some remained hopeful that the Thibodeau-forged unit... Read more »

Game Break: Bulls vs. Warriors

Game Break: Bulls vs. Warriors
After watching the Bulls play the Warriors, I wanted to go through some of the themes I saw in the game in a “Game Break” segment. Guarding the Pick-and-Roll The Warriors are basically a cheat code. They have at least 4, but often 5 guys on the court at all times that you can’t leave,... Read more »
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Bulls Confidential Mailbag Q and A, Vol. 1

Bulls Confidential Mailbag Q and A, Vol. 1
Welcome to the Bulls Confidential Mailbag series. Thanks to those who submitted questions! We got a couple of good ones on twitter, and hopefully, if this goes well, we will continue to get more! Question 1: @BullsConf how realistic of a shot is there of getting Oladipo? #Bullsconfqs — James Giuffre (@giuff11) January 13, 2016... Read more »

Joakim Noah Doesn't Kill Spacing, Lineups Do

Joakim Noah Doesn't Kill Spacing, Lineups Do
Amid a week of basketball that consisted of 2 successive losses and a narrow overtime victory against the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, the Twitter topic of discussion among Chicago diehards predictably returned to the argument of trading out its breadth of bigs, with the latest victim of trade scuttlebutt surrounding the supposedly dissatisfied, Joakim Noah. As if... Read more »

Jimmy G. Buckets, the G. Stands for 'Got'

Jimmy G. Buckets, the G. Stands for 'Got'
Jimmy got buckets. A lot of them. Jimmy Butler had himself a game against Toronto on Sunday. You know the story: he got as many stitches in his upper lip as he did buckets in the first half – 1 – but came back on a mission, one that broke a record set by a... Read more »
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The Jimmy Butler Alley Oop is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Jimmy Butler Alley Oop is the Gift that Keeps on Giving
Hello Bulls Fans, and Happy New Year! My name is Will Gottlieb and I am going to be taking over as the owner and co-editor of the Bulls Confidential Blog. As Morten mentioned in a previous post, he is stepping down from his ownership position due to a health issue and is passing the torch... Read more »

Bulls notes going into preseason

Bulls notes going into preseason
This year’s preseason opener isn’t until Tuesday, but with training camp underway, several reports and bit of news have come out that could impact the Bulls this upcoming season. Before that however is the standard 8-game tester that’ll give us some insights to the team we’ll be watching in the foreseeable future. And as such,... Read more »

The weirdness of Derrick Rose

The weirdness of Derrick Rose
When you’ve missed 212 games over the last four seasons, three of which under the security of a max contract, it’s probably not the best idea to bring up free agency during media day. Derrick Rose, however, did it anyway: What Rose said is actually perfectly all right. You’d have to be blind to not... Read more »
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Mark & Morten: Future outlook of the Bulls

Mark & Morten: Future outlook of the Bulls
Yet another email chain was created between Mark and Morten who decided to look at the roster in an honest light, which saddened both a smidge. The name Kevin Durant also popped up in their conversation, albeit briefly.  Mark: A topic that you and I routinely find ourselves discussing is trades, transactions and roster construction.... Read more »