Best bet for Bulls to score wins? Defense

Apparently, Drew Gooden has been doing as much critical observing as rehabilitating while sitting for eight games with a sprained right ankle. Full Story
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Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#1 Jan 5, 2009
KC just needed something to write about...
I highly doubt Gooden was paying much attention.
Chris Carr

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 5, 2009
Gooden is one classy guy
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#3 Jan 5, 2009
Gooden might be a great guy, but on the floor he sucks.
Billy Joe Bull

Saint John, IN

#4 Jan 5, 2009
Sounds like a nice load of CRAP!
Gooden doesn't play good Defense either.
This article is a waste of time and piss poor attempt to get fans hopes up for him and Kirk to come back.
Gordon and Rose are the only Real players this so-called Bulls team has, we chose Deng over Gordon which was STUPID, and now we may possibly loose him for absolutely nothing.
He really should go on to a real team with out a scary GM and a cheep and delusional owner.
Pete

Trappes, France

#6 Jan 6, 2009
The experiment whereby this team tried to get wins simply by outscoring opponents (and not playing defense) is officially over. It is not going to work and Del Negro had better understand that. Skiles had a team with less talent playing decent defense. If this team doesn't start playing D, they might as well trade 'em all (except Rose and Gordon) for a couple of cheese dogs and fries and start over.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 6, 2009
THe Bulls are toast, no one with a brain wants Klank Hinrich the circle dribbler of the Feeble Deng. Clueless
Pax could not give these two over paid slow back ups away.

No-Shot, No-Talent No-Ah's first name Fench for JOKE !!!!!!!!
Yannick Noah

Trappes, France

#8 Jan 6, 2009
Hey ! Donut be dissin my boy Joakim, huh ?

All he need is a little weed, mon. A little weed never hurt no one, mon. He have his weed then he play fine, ya know ? Get him some weed or he might shoot the sheriff, mon ! Ya know ?

Oh and I think Milton Bradley got game. Ya know ?

Mon.
Horace

Cleveland, OH

#9 Jan 6, 2009
If anyone knows about a lack of focus and poor defense, it's Drew Gooden. He speaks from experience, so listen up.
Billy Joe Bull

Saint John, IN

#10 Jan 6, 2009
LOL Mon.

LOL.
TMG

Redondo Beach, CA

#11 Jan 6, 2009
Um, hello? Drew Gooden is right -- the Bulls stink on defense and need to focus on that side of the floor. Because they certainly aren't talented enough to outscore teams on a regular basis. Kirk Hinrich is the best defensive player on the Bulls -- and it isn't even that close. Sefolosha is the only other player on the team who plays strong defense on even close to as consistent a basis. Yet some message board posters don't want Hinrich back...what the hell are you people smoking? You would rather see Derrick Rose and Ben Gordon continue to allow their opponents drive right by then and pick and roll them to death? Because as talented as Rose & BG are offensively, they are almost equally bad defensively. A 3 guard rotation of Rose/Gordon/Hinrich would be better than Rose/Gordon/Hughes -- and there would be no need to play Lindsay Hunter if Hinrich is healthy.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jan 6, 2009
How about a decent trade that favors the Bulls 4 ONCE?
Tiffany

United States

#13 Jan 6, 2009
the best bet for the bulls to score wins is larry,ya already know,hes our dude.he scores,shoot 3s,dunks,rebounds,blocks,defen ds.the bulls dont need nothing else
Numerouno87

Chicago, IL

#14 Jan 6, 2009
Check out this 4-team trade proposal. Just what the bulls need, still keeping our core intact, still allowing us to have major cap relief in 2010(don't have to give up Gooden or Hughes), and best of all, making us instant contenders in the East. Not only that, but the trade isn't one sided, and benefits all parties involved. Get this post to Paxon ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

Chicago Bulls

Incoming Players
Dwyane Wade
Salary:$14,410,581 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 28.7 REB: 5.2 AST: 7.1 PER: 29.36

Jared Jeffries
Salary:$6,049,400 Years Remaining: 3
PTS: 5.6 REB: 4.5 AST: 1.3 PER: 6.64

Brandan Wright
Salary:$2,497,320 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 8.0 REB: 3.6 AST: 0.4 PER: 19.15


Outgoing Players: Tyrus Thomas, Andres Nocioni, Kirk Hinrich, Thabo SefoloshaGolden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors
Incoming Players
Quentin Richardson
Salary:$8,685,500 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 11.7 REB: 5.3 AST: 1.7 PER: 11.12

Andres Nocioni
Salary:$8,000,000 Years Remaining: 5
PTS: 10.4 REB: 4.1 AST: 1.3 PER: 11.18

New Yorks 1st round pick, Chicagos 2nd round pick

Outgoing Players: Brandan Wright, Corey Maggette, Ronny TuriafMiami Heat

Miami Heat
Incoming Players
Tyrus Thomas
Salary:$3,749,880 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 7.9 REB: 5.5 AST: 0.8 PER: 14.39

Eddy Curry
Salary:$9,723,983 Years Remaining: 2

Kirk Hinrich
Salary:$10,000,000 Years Remaining: 4
PTS: 8.3 REB: 1.8 AST: 4.0 PER: 13.83

Corey Maggette
Salary:$8,275,862 Years Remaining: 5
PTS: 19.3 REB: 5.6 AST: 1.8 PER: 16.19

Ronny Turiaf
Salary:$4,500,000 Years Remaining: 3
PTS: 3.9 REB: 3.1 AST: 1.4 PER: 11.39

Golden States 2nd round pick

Outgoing Players: Dwyane Wade, Shawn MarionNew York Knicks

New York Knicks
Incoming Players
Shawn Marion
Salary:$17,810,000 Years Remaining: 1
PTS: 11.6 REB: 9.1 AST: 1.9 PER: 14.77

Thabo Sefolosha
Salary:$1,931,160 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 4.8 REB: 2.5 AST: 1.6 PER: 11.70


Outgoing Players: Quentin Richardson, Jared Jeffries, Eddy Curry
Nate

Chicago, IL

#15 Jan 6, 2009
It's funny to listen to these guys post game comments on how we didn't have focus.....need to play better D. Both Gooden and Gordon have been quoted that the team needs to play better D. But game after game no one does. When are they going to start doing what they say needs to be done.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jan 6, 2009
Why would Miami trade Wade?
Numerouno87

Chicago, IL

#17 Jan 6, 2009
because in 2010 he's comming home anyway, so it we be best to get valuable pieces rather than he just sign with another team and you get nothing
Numerouno87

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 6, 2009
Can you see where i'm going with this?? Knicks get serious cap relief by moving Curry, Jefferies, and having Marions expiring contract. Miami gets more compensation in trading Wade, who may walk anyway, than they did when when they traded Shaq. Golden State gets rid of Maggette, gets a better shooter in Richardson, gritty play in Nocioni and a pick. Now for the beloved Bulls. We get our 2010 prize a year earlier than the bunch in D. Wade. By not trading Hughes or Gooden, we too would have cap space in the tune of some $25-$30 million to divide amongst our core players. Oh yeah, we now got some low post/defensive presence in Brandan Wright for that in/out game we need to develop in order to truly demolish teams. We'll take on the contract of Jeffries who probably won't play but won't hurt our cap space either because we'd already have our pieces set.
Rose, Wade, Deng, Wright, Gooden with a bench consisting of Hughes, Hunter, Gordon, Gray, Noah isn't as deep as the current roster, but the quality of players is that much better, and we can get into that 8-9 man rotation that we'll be using come playoff time. Get this message to Pax ASAP. Go Bulls!!!!!!!!!!
Horace

Cleveland, OH

#20 Jan 6, 2009
Why would Miami want any of those guys for Wade? Nobody wants to pay Maggette $9 mil for 5 years. That's almost as bad as a Ben Wallace or Larry Hughes contract. Plus, it's not a foregone conclusion that Wade is leaving anyways.
RKA

United States

#21 Jan 6, 2009
Billy Joe Bull wrote:
Sounds like a nice load of CRAP!
Gooden doesn't play good Defense either.
This article is a waste of time and **** poor attempt to get fans hopes up for him and Kirk to come back.
Gordon and Rose are the only Real players this so-called Bulls team has, we chose Deng over Gordon which was STUPID, and now we may possibly loose him for absolutely nothing.
He really should go on to a real team with out a scary GM and a cheep and delusional owner.
Some good news (no matter how unimportant is it) is needed every so often.
RKA

United States

#22 Jan 6, 2009
Pete wrote:
The experiment whereby this team tried to get wins simply by outscoring opponents (and not playing defense) is officially over. It is not going to work and Del Negro had better understand that. Skiles had a team with less talent playing decent defense. If this team doesn't start playing D, they might as well trade 'em all (except Rose and Gordon) for a couple of cheese dogs and fries and start over.
The outgunning the other team only works if you have big guns. But it sucks if the other teams guns are bigger.

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