Posts in category "Non-Bulls Team Analysis"

Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF

Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF
Dwyane Wade’s numbers are considerably worse with Ronnie Brewer on the floor through Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, John Schuhmann found (NBA.com): In the series, Wade is shooting just 5-for-15 (33 percent) from the field, including 0-for-7 from midrange with Brewer on the floor. He’s shooting 16-for-35 (46 percent) with Brewer on the... Read more »

Heat Converting Well Inside, Bricking Jumpers Against Bulls Through Games 1 & 2

Heat Converting Well Inside, Bricking Jumpers Against Bulls Through Games 1 & 2
The Bulls’ defense was fairly dominant inside — preventing dribble penetration, forcing bricks, and grabbing rebounds — in the first two rounds, but the Heat finished almost at will in their Game 2 win of the Eastern Conference Finals, while being brick-tasic on jumpshots (ESPN Stats/Info): The Bulls have not been able to keep the... Read more »

Schuhmann: Keeping LeBron & Wade From the Rim is Key, But Not So Easy

Schuhmann: Keeping LeBron & Wade From the Rim is Key, But Not So Easy
Schematically, the Bulls’ defense isn’t impenetrable. Every scheme has a counter-scheme and the Bulls’ is no different, other than the counter requires more intricacy. The Pacers and Hawks each pulled off a win by heavily shifting the weight of their offenses and attacking off the ball on the weak side. The problem is that this... Read more »
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Will the Heat Attempt Answering Rebounding Woes With More Jamaal Magloire?

Will the Heat Attempt Answering Rebounding Woes With More Jamaal Magloire?
Jamaal Magloire played ten minutes in Game 1 for the Heat, after playing only 158 minutes in 18 regular season games. I laughed my tail off, seeing that his 6-foot-11 frame was what Erik Spoelstra felt was his best effort to get bigger, but he might be right. Yes, Jamaal Magloire may be the Heat’s best... Read more »

Thibs Previewing Bulls-Heat With Dan Patrick (Video)

Thibs Previewing Bulls-Heat With Dan Patrick (Video)
Friday, Tom Thibodeau was on “The Dan Patrick Show” discussing the Bulls’ Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Heat. He said: Carlos Boozer is “healthier”; he expects Derrick Rose will get varying looks from Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Mario Chalmers from the Heat defense; the challenge presented by LeBron as a “complete player”; LeBron... Read more »

Bulls-Celtics Tie for #1 Displays a More Competitive Eastern Conference

Bulls-Celtics Tie for #1 Displays a More Competitive Eastern Conference
The Celtics have been at the top of the Eastern Conference for most of the season, but a recent rough patch with the Bulls’ winning streak has them holding onto the top seed by just a head-to-head tiebreaker — which could also shift in the Bulls’ favor. Once a thought not worth entertaining, the Bulls... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness

Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness
If the Bulls win a title, I’ll go with Doug Thonus to get that “1.7%” tattoo. “No stat in basketball is perfect, regardless of the complexity of its formulation,” Rob Mahoney wrote, later adding: “The measures themselves are imperfect, but they’re perfect in promoting further research. None of the advanced stats we have today are... Read more »

Countering 'Impact' Memes of 'Melo to the Knicks and D-Will to the Nets

Countering 'Impact' Memes of 'Melo to the Knicks and D-Will to the Nets
Carmelo Anthony is now a Knick and Deron Williams is now a Net, but the Western Conference is still slightly stronger. At most, the conferences are even. With Carmelo Anthony traded from the Nuggets to the Knicks late Monday evening and Deron Williams traded Wednesday morning from the Jazz to the Nets, the prisoner-of-the-moment memes... Read more »

Report: Carmelo Anthony is a Knick (UPDATED)

Report: Carmelo Anthony is a Knick (UPDATED)
The Nuggets and Knicks have agreed to terms on a deal to finally send Carmelo Anthony to New York. And he signed an extension. The ‘MeloDrama is over. Carmelo Anthony is a New York Knick, Benjamin Hochman and Chris Dempsey reported Monday evening at The Denver Post: The Nuggets traded Melo to the New York... Read more »
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Rose: Bulls 'Want Revenge' Against Bobcats

Rose: Bulls 'Want Revenge' Against Bobcats
The Bulls have lost both ugly games against the Bobcats this season. Derrick Rose says they “want revenge.” Considering the Bulls’ (36-16) youth, it’s interesting to see what kind of games they bring in this week’s two games against teams they haven’t yet beaten this season. Against Bobcats (24-31) and Spurs (46-9) teams who for... Read more »