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Catch n' Shoot: March 22, 2011 -- Sad 'Melo, Howard's MVP Case, Gay Done, Duncan Down, Larry Brown Wants to Coach (Because Quitting's Easier With a Job)

Catch n' Shoot: March 22, 2011 -- Sad 'Melo, Howard's MVP Case, Gay Done, Duncan Down, Larry Brown Wants to Coach (Because Quitting's Easier With a Job)
Maybe a “SadMelo” Tumblr page wouldn’t be so premature: (h/t: “Snottie Drippen”) I found it difficult to root against the Celtics on Monday. Is that weird? Yeah, I’m a terrible Bulls fan. Maybe, I hate the Knicks more than I love the Bulls, but a bit less than I love the Celtics. Oh well, I... Read more »

Dunk Porn: D-Wade's Instant Classic Sickness and Dance Fail (Video)

Dunk Porn: D-Wade's Instant Classic Sickness and Dance Fail (Video)
Dwyane Wade was that crazy guy on Wednesday night in the Heat’s (46-22) 96-85 loss to the Thunder (44-23) in Miami. In the second quarter, Wade went baseline, spun around Serge Ibaka, and threw down a two-handed hammer at an arm’s length over some great help by Kendrick Perkins. Then, fail: Ater a thrilling spin... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor
A great case can be made that Tom Thibodeau was the best franchise acquisition of the last offseason. The Bulls moved ahead of the Celtics in BBR’s mathematical power rankings. They’re now sitting in 4th, behind the Spurs, Lakers, and Heat. That said, why was Carlos Boozer still in the game to sprain his ankle... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden

Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden
Over the summer, Derrick Rose shot “at least 1,000 treys a day from a variety of angles.” Yes. The value and character of Omer Asik, a great profile by Steve Aschburner at NBA.com. Kurt Helin has Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kobe Bryant on his five-man MVP ballot. I don’t disagree with this... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

NBA Trade Deadline Struck: Bulls Rightly Stood Pat; Thunder Got Scary

NBA Trade Deadline Struck: Bulls Rightly Stood Pat; Thunder Got Scary
The Bulls stood pat as the trade deadline hit at 2:00 p.m. CST on Thursday. The three most notable deals that fell through were acquiring Courtney Lee from the Rockets, O.J. Mayo from the Grizzlies, or Anthony Parker from the Cavs. Houston wouldn’t budge on demanding a big, Mike McGraw of The Daily Herald tweeted.... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 18, 2011

Catch n' Shoot: February 18, 2011
It’s All-Star Weekend n’ the boys are playin’ fuh some coin, son! But before the fun is what will likely be an ugly pow-wow between the league and the union. Excluding Reggie Miller from this HOF class is “patently ridiculous,” as Tim Donahue wrote. Hopefully, Dennis Rodman gets his well-deserved trip this year, but no... Read more »
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D-Rose Named Player of the Week

D-Rose Named Player of the Week
Derrick Rose was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 10-16, the NBA stated Tuesday. His 2010 Team USA teammate Russell Westbrook won the honor in the West. The Bulls went 3-1 in those four games. Rose averaged 27.3 PPG, 6.8 APG, and 5.3 RPG, but most impressive, he... Read more »