Archive for January 2011

Report: Rose Getting Closer to Regular Playing Weight, 'Ate a Waffle'

Report: Rose Getting Closer to Regular Playing Weight, 'Ate a Waffle'
You’re ballin’ when it’s big news that you ate a waffle. Derrick Rose did so — “a whole waffle,” he told reporters Monday — and it was big news, reported by Aggrey Sam of CSN Chicago on Twitter. Better news is that Rose is up to 211 lbs. after losing an estimated eight pounds last... Read more »

Noah Approved for 'Non-Contact Practice'

Noah Approved for 'Non-Contact Practice'
Joakim Noah will have his cast removed Monday and be cleared for the next of “two steps” before returning to in-game action, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune tweeted. .bbpBox32148958012776450 {background:url(http://a2.twimg.com/profile_background_images/35669026/dunk_small.jpg) #000000;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet... Read more »

Rose Wins Player of the Month... Again

Rose Wins Player of the Month... Again
Derrick Rose was named CDW/IBM Player of the Month for the month of January, Bulls.com announced on Monday: In 15 January games (not including Jan. 29), Rose started every game (the Bulls went 11-4) and averaged 25.9 ppg (team-high), 7.4 apg (team-high), 4.3 rpg in 37.8 mpg. He shot .442 percent from the field, .349... Read more »
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Put Boozer in the 2011 All-Star Game

Put Boozer in the 2011 All-Star Game
Despite only playing 29 games, Carlos Boozer would be a reasonable All-Star reserve. If Carlos Boozer is makes or is snubbed from the Eastern Conference roster for the 2011 All-Star Game, it wouldn’t be a basketball injustice, but he’s on my All-Star team. Of players eligible for the FG% leaderboard, Boozer is 3rd among Eastern... Read more »

Badass for a Day Durant Calls Out Bosh as a 'Fake Tough Guy' (Video)

Badass for a Day Durant Calls Out Bosh as a 'Fake Tough Guy' (Video)
Kevin Durant called Chris Bosh a “fake tough guy” in response to them getting double technicals for having extended words with each other on the court. After Chris Bosh fouled James Harden on a fast break early in the Heat’s (33-14) 108-103 win over the Thunder (30-17) in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant came over to... Read more »

Mike Brown to Coach Indy?

Mike Brown to Coach Indy?
After firing Jim O’Brien, the Pacers reportedly want the former Cavs coach leading their bench. what’s got two hands and is kissing his invisible job good-bye? this guuuuuuuuyyyyyyyyyy After getting waxed by the Bulls on Saturday, Pacers President Larry Bird held a Sunday press conference to announce Coach Jim O’Brien was fired. Mike Brown could... Read more »
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Pacers a Big Nothing Against the Bulls

Pacers a Big Nothing Against the Bulls
What was a fast no-D game in the first half ended with Bulls dominance on both ends in the second for a 110-89 demolition of the Pacers at the UC. The Pacers (17-27) came into the United Center for another beatdown on Saturday and they got it. The final score of 110-89 was a deficit... Read more »

Rose May Have Lost Over Eight Pounds This Week

Rose May Have Lost Over Eight Pounds This Week
Derrick Rose is reportedly around eight pounds under his playing weight as a result of being ill this week with two stomach ulcers and unable to eat solid food, K.C. Johnson reported Saturday at the Chicago Tribune: Rose said he hasn’t had a solid meal now in four days. He is surviving on shakes and... Read more »

Strong 28-Point Performance by JJ in D-League Debut; Regular Problems Remain

Strong 28-Point Performance by JJ in D-League Debut; Regular Problems Remain
James Johnson scored a game-high 28 in his National Basketball Development League debut with the Iowa Energy against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Friday. He was designated for assignment by the Bulls at his request on Thursday. In the Energy’s 138-119 win (wow, bad!), JJ shot 10-for-14 from the field and 8-for-8 at the... Read more »
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Finally, a Bulls Win Against the Magic

Finally, a Bulls Win Against the Magic
The Bulls had their way with every Magic player not named Dwight Howard for a 99-90 win at the UC. The Bulls (32-14) took pretty strong holds on Friday’s game at the United Center to beat the Magic (30-17) 99-90, despite a monster performance by the best center in the game, Dwight Howard (40 points,... Read more »