Sefolosha's role on Bulls diminishing

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Two years ago, Thabo Sefolosha 's defensive reputation began to grow with a solid one-on-one showing here against Kobe Bryant .
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MN Catalano

Rochelle, IL

#1 Nov 19, 2008
I was, for two years. a staunch Thabo supporter. He FOOLED me. Guess he hasn't got the heart: he ( I think has the ability ) is just another wannabe without the 'balls' or other internal-strengths. Maybe he has some personal problems to deal with ? Whatever, making this amount of cash deserves a greater commitment than he's ( obviously ) ready to give: CUT HIM.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#2 Nov 19, 2008
It's time for the Bulls to add Scottie Pippen to their coaching staff. These players need a WINNER 2 teach them a few things.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#3 Nov 19, 2008
I don't understand what Del Negro is trying to do with the team.

Sefalosha gets no PT and Tyrus Thomas gets plenty.
Mel

Chicago, IL

#4 Nov 19, 2008
Right after cutting sf Demetrius Nichols Luol Deng pulls his groin. Not that DN would play anyway. Priceless.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#5 Nov 19, 2008
Sefelosha's sitting and Hinrich's not even in the mix right now. I'd say things look bleak for the guy, but you never know i suppose. Other than Rose, i don't see where he's any worse than any of the others, but obviously he's not on Del Negro's pecking order. I suppose the Bulls don't need defensive help, but what the heck do i know.

As much as i think Rose will single handily try and keep it from happening, i expect the Bulls to be back in the lottery picks for the next draft. I just hope Paxson's gone by then and the Bulls can somehow, someway find a couple players capable of helping Rose out enough, to make this team a threat once again.
American First

Ellicott City, MD

#6 Nov 19, 2008
Thabo, let's hope you are traded so you can get a new start. The Bulls organization hired a guy who never has coached at any level of competition. They put 3 head coaches around him. What is going to happen when no playing Kirk comes back. Then there will be 6 gaurds, seven counting Washington the rookie. Or, 8 counting the old guy from who Lindsay Hunter. this is a joke. Like going into a season knowing you have weak, reefer smoking Noah as a center and scarry, non altheletic, slow moving, no jumping Aaron Gray as your center. Good luck Bulls the rest of the way in the Paint.
American First

Ellicott City, MD

#7 Nov 19, 2008
MN Catalano wrote:
I was, for two years. a staunch Thabo supporter. He FOOLED me. Guess he hasn't got the heart: he ( I think has the ability ) is just another wannabe without the 'balls' or other internal-strengths. Maybe he has some personal problems to deal with ? Whatever, making this amount of cash deserves a greater commitment than he's ( obviously ) ready to give: CUT HIM.
So what is your take on Kirk Hinrinch the guy from Kansas who makes roughly 12/13 million a year. Is he getting paid commensurate to what he gives to the team?
American First

Ellicott City, MD

#8 Nov 19, 2008
Mgray wrote:
It's time for the Bulls to add Scottie Pippen to their coaching staff. These players need a WINNER 2 teach them a few things.
Wrong and Right. They need Scottie to pick their talent. The Bulls have failed here miserably. And, excuse me, but Vinny should not be the head coach of a franchise with the top five best NBA Market in the NBA. An experienced winning coach would have been better. But no.........and, you rabbit fans go with anything management does. Sorry fans. Raise to always trust in Authority.
Seattle Mike

United States

#9 Nov 19, 2008
Most will agree that Thabo does have excellent defensive skills. I was hoping to see him guarding LeBron or Kobe. He rode the pine while both torched the Bulls big time. Thabo would work better with Rose also, not always looking for his shot (like ball hog BG). Since the Bulls are thin underneath (per Phil Jackson), why not go with 3 guards, using Thabo against their shooter? Just wondering.
ike

Gary, IN

#10 Nov 19, 2008
i dont understand these rotations vinnie is doing, deng was being torched by kobe, thabo would have been a better option, they are not utilizing him correctly, on another note, rose needs help, pax has to do everything in his power to get him that help. his assists totals would be up if his teammates had a clue, this kid is going to be a star, and its scary because he gets better with every game. i just hope pax doesnt leave this team like it is, because he would be setting rose up to fail
ike

Gary, IN

#11 Nov 19, 2008
Seattle Mike wrote:
Most will agree that Thabo does have excellent defensive skills. I was hoping to see him guarding LeBron or Kobe. He rode the pine while both torched the Bulls big time. Thabo would work better with Rose also, not always looking for his shot (like ball hog BG). Since the Bulls are thin underneath (per Phil Jackson), why not go with 3 guards, using Thabo against their shooter? Just wondering.
i agree with you 100%
Vin

United States

#12 Nov 19, 2008
Avery Johnson is a name I am surprised no one picked up.
Vinny Scott Baio is 46

Lincolnshire, IL

#13 Nov 19, 2008
Vinny Scott Baio certainly is perplexing at times. Thabo is one of the better defenders on a team with horrible defense. I guess he feels Hughes is a better fit. Personally, I can not stand Hughes and his never-met-a-shot-I-didn't-like mentality.
But I'm also confused as to why Vinny pulled a 5-man sub with 2:30 left last night after the Bulls pulled within 10. Rose was hitting everything, and the D was starting to get stops. Vinny essentially threw in the white towel when the Bulls were rallying. I know they are playing back to back but the point is to win, not save your guys legs for the next night.
Former Catholic

Cocoa, FL

#14 Nov 19, 2008
Thabo sucks!
jerry

Chicago, IL

#15 Nov 19, 2008
Vinnie Del Negro is in way over his head. Reinsdorf's failure to land D'Antoni is criminal. The Knicks look like a good team despite years of awful personnel moves and Bulls look awful despite making relatively decent moves. Fire vinnie
Disgusted

Peotone, IL

#16 Nov 19, 2008
Mgray wrote:
It's time for the Bulls to add Scottie Pippen to their coaching staff. These players need a WINNER 2 teach them a few things.
Yeah, maybe he teach them how to quit and not go into games with a few seconds left.
Disgusted

Peotone, IL

#17 Nov 19, 2008
American First wrote:
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Wrong and Right. They need Scottie to pick their talent. The Bulls have failed here miserably. And, excuse me, but Vinny should not be the head coach of a franchise with the top five best NBA Market in the NBA. An experienced winning coach would have been better. But no.........and, you rabbit fans go with anything management does. Sorry fans. Raise to always trust in Authority.
You need to get out more. If you think the fans accept everything, what have you been reading in these forums/ But we don't do the hiring.
Anti Wilt The Stilt

AOL

#18 Nov 19, 2008
a stupid column....u should be writing that they should fire Johnny Boy Paxon for being the worst GM in pro basketball history....with all the top draft choices he has had...this team is pathetic and only getting worse, even with D Rose..watch he is getting beatsen up already and he will have a downturn...how in the world did you KC ever get this job...i quess its the peter principle....FIRE PAXON NOWWWWW
Lee

United States

#19 Nov 19, 2008
Sefolosha is the only true point guard and the teams second best defender( Noah 1st), yet his only minutes are at the two and three positions. Lindsey Hunter is a nice little on the ball defender but he isn't a true point. Being small in statue doesn't make you a point guard. Derrick Rose is an excellent athelete/scorer with exceptional potential; Ben Gordon is a scorer; Larry Hughes is a scorer who is capable of giving you minutes at the three and one in a pinch. Hinrich is a scorer that can give you a few minutes per game at the point.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#20 Nov 20, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
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Yeah, maybe he teach them how to quit and not go into games with a few seconds left.
Scottie is a Hall of Fame player last I checked.

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