MIA Noah finds way back to fray

MIA Noah finds way back to fray

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 5, 2008, titled MIA Noah finds way back to fray. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

For someone who stood out with a bow tie and seersucker suit when the Bulls made him a 2007 draft lottery pick, Joakim Noah has been mostly invisible this season.

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Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#1 Nov 6, 2008
Noah has no business in an NBA uniform and neither does the guy that drafted him.
Niko

Pleasanton, CA

#2 Nov 6, 2008
Bavetta is out of line by saying that Noc should curb his emotion. That guy will always play with his flair and style.

My rule in life: Anyone who loses a race to Charles Barkley should never, ever tell a professional athlete what to do.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#3 Nov 6, 2008
I'm sure alot of Bull broadcasts will be pulled from the national tv schedule before the season's over. The newness of Derrick Rose will subside, and the networks will tire of ugly, boring basketball.

I think Del Negro is a bit misguided in his assessment of his team being so young. Del Negro also mentions that the players need to understand their roles, and unless he's hiding something from the viewers, i'm not sure they'd understand exactly what their roles are. I know from the little i've managed to see, i don't understand what their roles are, nor does it look to me as if the players understand their roles either.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#4 Nov 6, 2008
They don't have any roles......other than LOSING.
Tom

United States

#5 Nov 6, 2008
I suggest Noah take a hint from Obama and get a decent haircut.
AuroraJeff

United States

#6 Nov 6, 2008
I've watched a few of the games so far this season, and I am a bit puzzled trying to determine what the Bulls are trying to accomplish offensively.

They aren't a fast break team, since only Rose seems to care about running back to the offensive end.

They aren't a kick-and-shoot team, since everyone seems to take the extra pass to avoid taking the shot until there is 1 second on the clock.

They definitely aren't running a pick-and-roll or triangle offense.

I get the suspicion that the players either have already tuned Del Negro out, or he doesn't know what he's doing (or both). There is absolutely no flow, feel or comfort being demonstrated by the players. I'd chalk this up to growing pains, but it still apparent even when you get the older players on the court together.

The Bulls should try and move a couple of the players before too long; as it is readily apparent that this current group is not meshing at all together. Perhaps dealing Hinrich + Nocioni (I'd prefer to keep him; but Deng is playing himself into being untradeable) for a bigger body; provided there were any takers (throw in a #1 pick, too...team is young enough as is).
Dennis

Riverdale, GA

#7 Nov 6, 2008
the bulls are my team always and forever.but here's the truth. deng is overpaid and should be traded. hinrich needs to be traded. sefolosha needs to be included. gooden needs to be traded. thomas needs to be traded. they're too selfish. too one on one. deng and hinrich plays keep away from derrick rose. gooden plays without any discipline. they take dumb shots. and if rose is the point guard why doesn't the ball stay in his hands? it seems as though everyone wants to bring the ball up. trade for rudy gay and amare stoudamire. vdn seems lost and uncertain what he want from his team.and paxson is making mistakes after mistakes. hire jerry west as GM and greg anthony as coach.
Chris D

Chicago, IL

#9 Nov 7, 2008
Starters should be Rose, Sefolosha, Deng (he'll come out of it), Thomas (see if he can thrive playing with Rose), & Noah (when he is "in shape") with Hinrich, Nocioni, and Gray coming off the bench -- and start running up and down the floor. Trade Gordon, Gooden, and Hughes (if anybody will take his contract). Gordon would fit Golden State's style and they are shopping Al Harrington so go for it. This team is a couple trades or years away from really being good so get things moving in the right direction. Unless Paxson has a plan for trades or free agents before next season there is no reason to wait much longer on making some moves.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#10 Nov 7, 2008
Come on, get real.

Rose, Gordon, Hughes, Gooden and Deng are the best the Bulls have to offer the fans. They can put the ball in the basket and have speed..........

The rest should be flushed starting with No-Shot Noah and the attack killing circle dribbling Capt Klank Hinrich !!

Too bad that Sefolasha & Thomas have regressed, the the NBA is not kindergarten....

Dump the chump Paxson before he digs a deeper hole..........

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