Posts tagged "Joakim Noah"

Game Preview: Bulls at Pacers

Game Preview: Bulls at Pacers
The NBA schedule is weird sometimes. The Bulls and Pacers just played each other one week ago exactly. The season is only a little more than a week old. That won’t stop the teams from meeting again on Saturday however. The Bulls’ 3-2 record is an inverse of the Pacers’ 2-3 mark. Exactly one week... Read more »

Bulls Game Notes: Rose, Noah And The Loss To The Knicks

Bulls Game Notes: Rose, Noah And The Loss To The Knicks
This game was never just going to be about basketball. It can’t be when two former stars of a franchise make their return, dressing in different uniforms other than the red and white we’ve been accustomed to, instead donning blue jerseys that have symbolized a heated rivalry for decades. Now that they’ve gone, we’re not... Read more »

Rebounding Key To New-Look Bulls Identity

Rebounding Key To New-Look Bulls Identity
The Chicago Bulls finished last year as the 9th seed in the Eastern Conference. Their 42-40 record was accomplished through a confusing brand of hero-ball blended with a middling defense, middling offense, and over-matched coaching. But Chicago was able to hang their hat on one of the few statistics they’ve consistently held their own: rebounding.... Read more »
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Bulls Lose Noah, Moore

Bulls Lose Noah, Moore
Even before free agency had begun, it had long been established that Joakim Noah would not be returning to Chicago. That was confirmed today, with the center finalizing terms with the New York Knicks. Noah will join the Knicks on a 4-year, $72 million deal, all of which will be fully guaranteed. As expected, the... Read more »

Noah News Another Black Mark for GarPax

Noah News Another Black Mark for GarPax
News of Joakim Noah being ready to leave Chicago, his team of nine seasons, broke this morning in a piece by Joe Cowley from the Sun Times. According to his report, an anonymous Bulls player indicated that Noah was letting teammates on that he was leaving the team, stating he, “has no trust in the front... Read more »

Bulls Obituary: This Season Was A Complete Failure

Bulls Obituary: This Season Was A Complete Failure
The 2015-2016 season effectively ended with last Saturday’s tough loss to the Detroit Pistons. If the mishmash of D-Leaguer Grizzlies euthanizing the Bulls wasn’t enough, last nights meltdown against the Heat certainly closed the playoff door on the Bulls, who, for the first time since 2008, will be sent packing before the playoffs even begin.... Read more »
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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 »

The Loss of Joakim Noah

The Loss of Joakim Noah
At the start of the year, the Bulls had a 5-man front court log-jam. Nikola Mirotic was supposed to double-up on major success in minimal minutes during his rookie year. Joakim Noah was supposed to overcome his previous year’s knee problems and get back to standard Noah Basketball. Pau Gasol was promised minutes in a... Read more »

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 »
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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 »