Posts tagged "l.a. lakers"

Bulls take down a listless Laker team

Wow, I haven't seen much of the Lakers this season before last night, but damn do they look old and uninterested. It's easy to see why Dwight Howard isn't having any fun. The Lakers made it close at one point, but even when coming back they were never really playing that well, the Bulls just temporarily played worse...

The L.A. Lakers, despite sucking, still scare me

Maybe they shouldn't. Maybe I'm living in fantasy land instead of reality. Maybe my pre-season thoughts that they'd be 2nd or 3rd best team in the league just can't be shaken despite the fact they're unlikely to even make the playoffs. Whatever the reason, I still fear the Lakers...

Dwight Howard is expected to become a Laker

Bulls fans will wonder whether it could have been us. I'm sure there will be calls for the front office to be sacked for not topping an offer that ultimately gave the Magic Aaron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Moe Harkless, and 3 future 1st rounders. Could the Bulls have beat the offer? Should they have taken the risk...
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Correcting some of my misconceptions of Bulls flexibility; Lakers land Nash; Howard still in play

I have probably perpetuated some of these myths, but after doing some further information on the Bulls salary cap situation, their flexibility is more limited than I thought. A combination of rules and guarantee dates means the Bulls are a bit more limited in what they can attempt to pull off...

Does Pau Gasol make sense for Chicago?

Does Pau Gasol make sense for Chicago?
Sam Smith noted in his column a couple of days ago that Pau Gasol would love to play for the Bulls and that the Lakers star center doesn't get along with Kobe Bryant at all. The Lakers would likely consider moving Gasol due to contract and overlapped value with Bynum alone, but chemistry issues may force their hand even more...

Does Rose want to play with Gasol?

Does Rose want to play with Gasol?
The initial report came out of Spain. I didn't even comment on the initial post because the idea of a Spanish newspaper [which might be close to Gasol, but not Rose] commenting on Rose's demands seems like completely made up garbage. Rose won't lobby for Dwight Howard, but he's going to lobby for Pau Gasol...
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Which teams would be hurt most by a lost season?

With the owners taking a hard lined stance on economic issues, insisting that they flip the entire revenue model on its head, there stands a good chance the NBA will be without basketball this year. If that's the case, who are the big losers...

Who's got next? Hawks or Magic and other playoff action

The Atlanta Hawks lead their first round matchup 3-1 against the Orlando Magic, and after playing four close games.  Orlando finally played like Orlando, Atlanta played like Atlanta, and the result was a butt whipping of epic proportions. Frank Vogel has to look at this series and think it’s what the Bulls/Pacers series should have... Read more »

Denver beats the Lakers, improving Bulls magic number vs L.A.

So the Denver Nuggets beat the L.A. Lakers which improved the Bulls magic number to six against L.A.   I watched the game, and the Nuggets displayed a largely gritty performance against the Lakers.  The Boston Celtics managed to beat the Detroit Pistons while the Miami Heat knocked off the New Jersey Nets.  The Spurs... Read more »
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Analyzing the home stretch, Bulls are in three races

Analyzing the home stretch, Bulls are in three races
The Chicago Bulls are down to the home stretch, there are three significant races for playoff positioning left to play out over the final 10 games concerning the Bulls. 1: Bulls vs Celtics for the #1 seed in the East2: Bulls vs Heat for the #1 seed in the East3: Bulls vs Lakers for home... Read more »