Tag: james johnson

Does the Bulls front office hang on to assets too long?

The NBA can be a world of buy low and sell high. One of the tricky things about running a team is knowing when to cut bait with a player and when to hang on to one. Some guys can be effective into their mid to late 30s while other guys lose value in their late 20s. Some players just have a lucky season while other guys whom look like they're having a lucky season develop into stars. How has Chicago done with asset management...

Bulls trade James Johnson to Toronto for Miami's 1st

Per the Bulls official press release: The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has assigned the contract of forward James Johnson to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Miami’s 2011 regular first-round draft choice held by Toronto.  Johnson (6-9, 245) appeared in 13 games this season and averaged 3.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg,1.1 apg, 9.5... Read more »

James Johnson sent to the D-League

Per the Bulls email press release: The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned forward James Johnson to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League (D-League). “Assigning James to the D-League gives him an opportunity to play an extended amount of minutes and will be good for his overall growth,” said Chicago Bulls... Read more »

A Bulls overview for the Bears fan looking for a bandwagon

I was debating with a friend of me, is it more painful to lose in the superbowl or more painful to lose to the Packers in the NFC title game?   I’m not sure of the answer to that question, but I do know that it’s no fun to Be a Bears fan right now. Now... Read more »

Random trade idea: C.J. Watson + James Johnson for Leandro Barbosa

The Bulls have that obvious hole at shooting guard that all of Bulls nation is trying to fill.  One name that fits pretty well, but hasn’t been publicized is Leandro Barbosa. One of the primary problems in trading for a SG is that to match salaries the Bulls typically need to give up Ronnie Brewer... Read more »

Latest Bulls trade rumors

Per Rumorpress.net The Bulls and Bobcats have discussed an 8 player deal that would send Stephen Jackson to the Bulls and James Johnson and Taj Gibson as the key players heading to Charlotte. The Bulls want to keep Taj, but seem willing to pull the trigger if they can’t get OJ Mayo or JR Smith... Read more »

Kurt Thomas, Brian Scalabrine, or James Johnson?

Tom Thibodeau uttered a phrase that scares the hell out of me. “We were searching,” Thibodeau said. “I was confident in Kurt’s low post defense. We wanted to give Griffin a different look. He was having his way with us. We were so flat. We were looking for any kind of spark. I thought Kirk... Read more »

Bulls in discussions for J.R. Smith?

Per ESPN New York: A league source told ESPN.com that Denver also is in discussions with Chicago regarding a J.R. Smith trade J.R. Smith fits interestingly with the Bulls.  On the one hand, he provides the shooting, athleticism, and size to make an ideal shooting guard next to Derrick Rose.  On the other hand, those... Read more »

Derrick Rose plays the superstar, Boozers proves his worth in Bulls OT win

Okay, the game should have never gone to OT.   Derrick Rose couldn’t get a single foul call despite 17 shot attempts from inside the paint.    Carlos Boozer shot 7/10 from the line, but 3/6 at the end of the fourth quarter.   The Rockets went on a three point shooting binge at the... Read more »

Good feelings from road trip don't last long as Bulls annihilated by Magic

Well, it had to happen eventually.   A team doesn’t play a full season in this league without throwing up a complete clunker where they don’t even compete.   There were a lot of things that could have been going on in this game.   First and foremost, the Magic are awesome.   Team’s aren’t beating... Read more »