Bulls have to beware pattern

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Apparently, Larry Hughes is as adept with a quip as he is with draining buzzer-beating game-winners. Asked if he saw any similarities between fourth-quarter collapses at Denver and San Antonio, the veteran ...

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Brian

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Nov 28, 2008
 
Maybe vinnie needs to learn to Put the right guys in at the point where the team isnt driving and just settleing for jumpshots! Start Nochieee!
terry t

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Nov 29, 2008
 
no-no cioni is the guy who single-handedly took us out of the san antonio game. arguing fouls like he's a superstar. what a joke! in 1 minute because of him, we were down by nine. thank god brian aint the coach. we would lose every game.
Rod from Tennessee

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Nov 29, 2008
 
If everyone knows the problems for the late game collapses, then why aren't these guys doing the things nessecary to keep them from happening? Talk is cheap imo. What i see is typical NBA. The better players are the ones who turn it on in the 4th quarter. The players talent levels are whats causing the collapses. When the opponent puts the late game clamps down on defense, the Bulls aren't executing because of their skill level, not because of any other reason, no matter how Hughes, Del Negro, or anyone else wants to sugarcoat it.

Once again. Thanks Paxson, you're GM of the year, are you not? Noah, Thomas, Sefelosha, P.J. Brown, Deng. When you can get that sort of talent, why settle for Chandler, Aldridge, J.R. Smith, Pau Gasol and the likes?
hydeparkLuke

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Nov 29, 2008
 
Is vinny del NO GOOD gone yet???? HE is the reasons that the "TEAM" cant hold a lead. Find someone to coach the team and KNOWS what it takes to win and win the big one!

Nochi IS a winner and if he's fouling its because NO ONE ELSE is backing him up LIKE A TEAM MATE IS SUPPOSE TO DO!
Nada Surf

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Nov 29, 2008
 
Rod from Tennessee wrote:
If everyone knows the problems for the late game collapses, then why aren't these guys doing the things nessecary to keep them from happening? Talk is cheap imo. What i see is typical NBA. The better players are the ones who turn it on in the 4th quarter. The players talent levels are whats causing the collapses. When the opponent puts the late game clamps down on defense, the Bulls aren't executing because of their skill level, not because of any other reason, no matter how Hughes, Del Negro, or anyone else wants to sugarcoat it.
Once again. Thanks Paxson, you're GM of the year, are you not? Noah, Thomas, Sefelosha, P.J. Brown, Deng. When you can get that sort of talent, why settle for Chandler, Aldridge, J.R. Smith, Pau Gasol and the likes?
I would take the Bulls' current crop over the crap you named.
Seattle Mike

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Nov 29, 2008
 
Yaawwnn. Another stimulating article by K.C. Come on... how about writing about something interesting for a change? Must be about time to put out some new trade rumors (that never happen). Quit throwing 'softballs' to the players/managers- we sure don't want to offend anyone- do we?
Now Wait a Minute

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Nov 29, 2008
 
so, this 3 on 3 game- considering all the participants are clumsy oafs, it must have been a riot to watch!
and, as someone else said- you can't expect to win a close game in the last few minutes with the garbage on the floor. Gordon needs to be sitting on the bench at that time so he can't screw things up with his one-on-five me first game.
Arklow

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Nov 29, 2008
 
Now Wait a Minute wrote:
so, this 3 on 3 game- considering all the participants are clumsy oafs, it must have been a riot to watch!
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Especially since our sterling reporter has Tyrus playing twice to round out the 6 participants. Should we believe he played on the same side in both instances or decided to even it out with one foot on each team? This kind of reporting leaves me looking someplace other than the Trib for the posibility of actual insight.
CalChiFan

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Nov 29, 2008
 
Seattle Mike wrote:
Yaawwnn. Another stimulating article by K.C. Come on... how about writing about something interesting for a change? Must be about time to put out some new trade rumors (that never happen). Quit throwing 'softballs' to the players/managers- we sure don't want to offend anyone- do we?
Because he wants to keep his job. If people wanted honest reporting versus the in-the-tank reporting that this guy does (or the football guy for that matter)then Mariotti would still be in Chicago. Apart from Mariotti's bellicose rhetoric at times and the supposed vitriolic conversations he had with colleagues (if he was radioactive on the job I couldn't care less as long as he didn't pull punches in his column), he basically told it like it was. Nobody liked that. So we get what we ask for... softball throwers.
Nada Surf

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Nov 29, 2008
 
Seattle Mike wrote:
Yaawwnn. Another stimulating article by K.C. Come on... how about writing about something interesting for a change? Must be about time to put out some new trade rumors (that never happen). Quit throwing 'softballs' to the players/managers- we sure don't want to offend anyone- do we?
K.C. Johnson is the Bulls' beat writer...
If nothing interesting is happening, then there is nothing interesting to write about...
He's not a columnist.
Nada Surf

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Nov 29, 2008
 
CalChiFan wrote:
<quoted text>Because he wants to keep his job. If people wanted honest reporting versus the in-the-tank reporting that this guy does (or the football guy for that matter)then Mariotti would still be in Chicago. Apart from Mariotti's bellicose rhetoric at times and the supposed vitriolic conversations he had with colleagues (if he was radioactive on the job I couldn't care less as long as he didn't pull punches in his column), he basically told it like it was. Nobody liked that. So we get what we ask for... softball throwers.
Mariotti is a columnist, you doofus.
KC is just the beat writer.
Do any of you have an idea how a sports page works?
Terry

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Nov 30, 2008
 
Seems clear what the bulls really need is a good point guard, one that can get 22 assists in a single game leading to their team scoring 138 points and winning! Rose is good but I don't know if he'll ever put up those kind of numbers. Of course the team that just did this, the knicks, only had 7 players to play in this game. Guess the bulls can't find 7 good players on their roster. Oh well, bulls have shown the way to not build a team, keep giving away your solid players to try and paper over your holes. Brand, Marshall, Aldridge, joe smith, and on and on. Sad to see a professional franchise putting its entire current and future competativeness on the shoulders of a 19 year old. This would be ok for Depaul or Loyola.
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Nov 30, 2008
 
Terry wrote:
Seems clear what the bulls really need is a good point guard, one that can get 22 assists in a single game leading to their team scoring 138 points and winning! Rose is good but I don't know if he'll ever put up those kind of numbers. Of course the team that just did this, the knicks, only had 7 players to play in this game. Guess the bulls can't find 7 good players on their roster. Oh well, bulls have shown the way to not build a team, keep giving away your solid players to try and paper over your holes. Brand, Marshall, Aldridge, joe smith, and on and on. Sad to see a professional franchise putting its entire current and future competativeness on the shoulders of a 19 year old. This would be ok for Depaul or Loyola.
That's because David Lee can score. We have Tyrus and Noah that can't do anything. We should have a passing counter, where we can see how many passes a guy makes per game. That way we can see how many makes does a player give compared to the missed shot from his teammates.
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Nov 30, 2008
 
Terry wrote:
Seems clear what the bulls really need is a good point guard, one that can get 22 assists in a single game leading to their team scoring 138 points and winning! Rose is good but I don't know if he'll ever put up those kind of numbers. Of course the team that just did this, the knicks, only had 7 players to play in this game. Guess the bulls can't find 7 good players on their roster. Oh well, bulls have shown the way to not build a team, keep giving away your solid players to try and paper over your holes. Brand, Marshall, Aldridge, joe smith, and on and on. Sad to see a professional franchise putting its entire current and future competativeness on the shoulders of a 19 year old. This would be ok for Depaul or Loyola.
So, you're down on Rose at the point and high on Marshall, Smith and Aldridge?
You, my friend, are clueless.

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