Archive for February 2011

Catch n' Shoot: February 28, 2011 -- Sterling's Racial Ignorance Hits New Level, Buyouts, Kendrick's Joylessness

Catch n' Shoot: February 28, 2011 -- Sterling's Racial Ignorance Hits New Level, Buyouts, Kendrick's Joylessness
How Derrick Rose compares in this season’s matchups against the best PGs. Why is Jason Kidd included, but not Steve Nash? That was an interesting game. That Phoenix game made me realize this team was the truth. Matt McHale has the Bulls 29th in his Powerless Rankings. Clippers advertised a special offer at the L.A.... Read more »

'MVP Conversation' Study: Other Teams Win Less Without Their Stars Than Bulls Would Without Rose

'MVP Conversation' Study: Other Teams Win Less Without Their Stars Than Bulls Would Without Rose
The primary argument for proponents of Derrick Rose as the 2010-11 NBA MVP always resorts to underrating the way the Bulls are coached and generally managed. For lack of better words, it’s largely a trite “the Bulls would suck without Rose” argument. The argument isn’t without validity or value when applied across the league. But... Read more »

Newly Bought Out Rasual Butler 'Plans to Sign With Bulls'

Newly Bought Out Rasual Butler 'Plans to Sign With Bulls'
The Clippers bought out Rasual Butler on Sunday and after clearing waivers, he “plans to sign with the Chicago Bulls” on Monday, Ric Bucher of ESPN The Magazine reports. The Bulls are $2.9 million under the salary cap and “are confident they can sign him once he clears waivers,” K.C. Johnson added at the Chicago... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: February 27, 2011 -- Blake and Love's Record-Setting Double-Doubles, Lockout Looming, and Kendrick Sidelined

Catch n' Shoot: February 27, 2011 -- Blake and Love's Record-Setting Double-Doubles, Lockout Looming, and Kendrick Sidelined
Rip Hamilton would likely be a Bull right now if took Cleveland’s buyout in the Pistons-Cavs deal he sabotaged. Blake Griffin’s the eighth rookie in NBA history to amass 50 double-doubles. The Blakedevil has 22 games to hit Shaq’s 1992-93 record of 68. It’s doable. What’s uncontroversially doable is supplying amazing alley-oops like this without... Read more »

Dunk Porn: Beautifully Crafted Compilation of D-Rose's Gratuitous Violence (Video)

Dunk Porn: Beautifully Crafted Compilation of D-Rose's Gratuitous Violence (Video)
Huge props to YouTube user “sbcarve” for posting this really well-edited homage to Derrick Rose: I suppose from the watermarks that the video was originally made by “arearehin” on the same site, but it isn’t on his channel. It could have been footage used in another arearehin video, remixed and compiled in a different manner... Read more »

Bulls Maintain Perfect Divisional Record With Win in Milwaukee

Bulls Maintain Perfect Divisional Record With Win in Milwaukee
The Bulls improved to 12-0 in the Central Division with a slow 83-75 win over the Bucks. Thhhhhiiiiiiissssssss wwwaaaassss aaa vveeerrryyyy sllllooowww ggaaamme. The Bulls (40-17) and Bucks (22-36) put on a crap-tastic 82-possession show in Milwaukee on Saturday and the Bulls came out with an 83-75 win, improving to a perfect 12-0 in the... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: February 25, 2011 -- BBR Rankings, Looming Lockout, Buyouts, and Bone Thugs-n-Beasley

Catch n' Shoot: February 25, 2011 -- BBR Rankings, Looming Lockout, Buyouts, and Bone Thugs-n-Beasley
Tim Duncan to the big kids out there: the backboard is there; use it. Bulls remain 5th in the BBR Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings after Thursday. The Heat remain at the top, followed by the Spurs, Celtics, and Lakers Of course, I love the result of Thursday’s Bulls-Heat game, but as a basketball fan,... Read more »

Bulls Reportedly Offered Brewer for Mayo

Bulls Reportedly Offered Brewer for Mayo
What’s more stupid: the Bulls willing to overpay for a fourth scoring option or the Grizzlies turning down a cross-conference deal for juvenile “competitive reasons?” The Bulls reportedly offered Ronnie Brewer and two #1 picks and a #2 pick for O.J. Mayo before the trade deadline. Even dumber and more baffling, the Grizzlies turned it... Read more »

Epic Image: Hey, Chris Bosh, What'd You Do Last Night?

Epic Image: Hey, Chris Bosh, What'd You Do Last Night?
oh (h/t: Sarah Spain) Neil Payne of Basketball-Reference found Chris Bosh’s 1-for-18 performance to be “one of the most offensively detrimental games in [their] database.” Maybe Bosh was lacking in his, uh, usual support from his teammates: (h/t: @kingju) 
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Bulls Defense Shut Down the Heat

Bulls Defense Shut Down the Heat
The 92-89 score of the Bulls beating on the Heat actually makes the Bulls defense look worse than it was. In their first meeting, LeBron James and Joakim Noah were out with injuries. Thursday, the Bulls (39-17) were at full strength and the Big Three were dressed for the Heat (42-16). And the Heat got... Read more »