Derrick Rose just dropped a bombshell to ESPN The Magzine on, what he refers to as, a rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in the NBA (International Business Times; h/t: Jared Wade). Rose was asked the following question by ESPN the Magazine, “If 1 equals ‘What are PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs)’? and 10 equals ‘Everybody’s... Read more »
After practice in Miami on Friday, Tom Thibodeau addressed the Bulls woes on offense after a Game 2 where they only scored 75, but only lost by ten to the Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He said his team needs to run the floor more after making defensive stops and create... Read more »
ESPN thought it would be cute to extend the sad, played-out storyline that the Heat had the best chance to land the top pick in the 2008 NBA Draft Lottery, that the Bulls won the lottery and selected Derrick Rose with it, that the Heat had the second pick, and that Chicagoans Rose and Dwyane... Read more »
In 31:53 of combined play in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat, Keith Bogans has taken seven 3-point attempts. He’s only hit two, but Dwyane Wade‘s over-aggressive attempts at blocks and steals, as noted well by Kevin Arnovitz (Heat Index). This play leaves Bogans with good looks and the... Read more »
The Bulls defense was at the top of the NBA this season under rookie head coach Tom Thibodeau, Lee Jenkins highlights in a feature on the defensive guru (Sports Illustrated). “The Bulls led the NBA in defensive efficiency [97.4], rebounding differential [5.62], opponents’ field goal percentage [43%], opponents’ three-point percentage [32.6%] and, according to hoopdata.com,... Read more »
If the data were collected, the Bulls would likely lead in screams per possession. Because of this, Anthony Bain has concocted this beauty, he calls “Spitting Bull” (HoopSpeak): Click here for the image in hi-res.
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 »
The exact national numbers will be released later Thursday, but TNT averaged the 7.4 rating on Wednesday evening in metered markets they had for Sunday’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bulls and Heat, Phil Rosenthal is reporting early (Chicago Tribune). In Chicago, Thursday’s Bulls loss averaged a 24.6 rating (approx. 860k... Read more »
The Bulls shot like schoolchildren, as the Heat took homecourt advantage, winning 85-75 in Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1. The Bulls and Heat turned Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals into a help defense clinic, but the Bulls couldn’t shoot themselves out of a paper bag, as the Heat better created... Read more »
The very talented Ryan Hurst tweeted this modification of Taj Gibson dunking on Dwyane Wade‘s everything: Hurst has a ton of great stuff. Here are some Derrick Rose designs. Check out his site and follow him on Twitter.