This time, Bulls win in overtime

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Derrick Rose converted a decisive three-point play in overtime, and Ben Gordon made a four-point play with 20.5 seconds left in regulation in the Bulls' 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on ...

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John Starks

Crystal Lake, IL

#41 Dec 18, 2008
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>You are a complete idiot.
If so ... my dear friend, may I suggest that it takes one to know one.... go get a book on basketball and learn something about the sport before you spout off again.
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#42 Dec 18, 2008
Tiffany wrote:
ben gordan is not selfish,no one on the bulls is selfish
Huh?
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#43 Dec 18, 2008
Vinny Scott Baio wrote:
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It seems to me that ever since Deng started this whole contract fiasco last year, he has been injured all the time, whether it be a wrist, hamstring, back, cold, hangnail, whatever. The Bulls invested $71mill in this guy and he can't even stay healthy. Meanwhile, Gordon is having the best year of his career, and in the past 5 seasons has missed a total of 12 games compared to Deng's 45. But no, he's whats wrong with this team. It really irks me that BG gets no respect from fans anymore when everyone was kissing his behind after his history making rookie season. He's our leading scorer PEOPLE. Not only that, he has been the ultimate professional when it comes to his role on the team and his contract. Yes he has defensive issues, but this team is not a defensive team, and the lack of solid inside help is what's hurting this team the most.
Deng, on the other hand, is soft, can not create off the dribble, does not possess good quickness, and falls in love with his 18-foot shot too much. I really believe it was a mistake giving this guy a big contract. And the fact that he played overseas this summer and was the man on his crappy UK team which played extremely crappy Euro competition, now he feels he is the star of this team and seems to be trying to force his offense rather than playing off Rose, which is what Gordon is getting really good at.
This is not even worth responding to.
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#44 Dec 18, 2008
John Starks wrote:
<quoted text>If so ... my dear friend, may I suggest that it takes one to know one.... go get a book on basketball and learn something about the sport before you spout off again.
At least you are admitting you are an idiot...
You certainly named yourself after one.
RKA

United States

#45 Dec 19, 2008
The core players on this roster stop trying a long time ago. Last years 33-49 team just stop buying into the team effort idea. The same squad that went 49-33 the year before was made up of the same coaches and players as the following year (+/- a free agent or two and two rookies). This roster is in need of a giant KICK in the a** of a wake up call. Someone on this roster needs to take control. Players like Kobe and Garnet inspire there team mates to leave on the floor. Rose is the closet thing they have to that. But since rose is a rookie, all the veterns would do is ignore him.
RKA

United States

#46 Dec 19, 2008
Luol has seemed to have dug himself into a whole with such a large salary. Now that he's set to be paid $71 million, fans and everyone else is going to demand a lot more from him. And if he fails to deliver on that price tag held over his head, he's going to labeled as an over priced bust. His large contract is going to make it a little harder to deal him and also a lot harder for Paxson to sign any free agents. I hope isn't going to handicap paxson's chances of making offers in the future.
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#47 Dec 19, 2008
RKA wrote:
Luol has seemed to have dug himself into a whole with such a large salary. Now that he's set to be paid $71 million, fans and everyone else is going to demand a lot more from him. And if he fails to deliver on that price tag held over his head, he's going to labeled as an over priced bust. His large contract is going to make it a little harder to deal him and also a lot harder for Paxson to sign any free agents. I hope isn't going to handicap paxson's chances of making offers in the future.
People are going to demand more from Deng, but let's be honest he will forever be about a 16-18pt, 7 rebound kind of player. Look around the league and there are plenty of players making the same or more than Deng with the same kind of numbers(Andre Igoudala, and Josh Smith)!! Deng has reached his ceiling as far as potential! He is not a first option on any team in the NBA!!!

Gordon really catches it because he turned down the long term deal a season ago. At first I thought he was just a streak shooter, but he has proven me wrong. This guy is a scorer and the Bulls need him right now!! How many 6'2 guys in the NBA are averaging 21pts a game. Unless you can replace him with someone who can average 20 plus points a game, then getting rid of Gordon should not be a option!!
RKA

United States

#48 Dec 19, 2008
Damani wrote:
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People are going to demand more from Deng, but let's be honest he will forever be about a 16-18pt, 7 rebound kind of player. Look around the league and there are plenty of players making the same or more than Deng with the same kind of numbers(Andre Igoudala, and Josh Smith)!! Deng has reached his ceiling as far as potential! He is not a first option on any team in the NBA!!!
Gordon really catches it because he turned down the long term deal a season ago. At first I thought he was just a streak shooter, but he has proven me wrong. This guy is a scorer and the Bulls need him right now!! How many 6'2 guys in the NBA are averaging 21pts a game. Unless you can replace him with someone who can average 20 plus points a game, then getting rid of Gordon should not be a option!!
I agree. They could let Gordon & Gooden walk if they had a shot at getting someone else in the FA Market this year like Boozer (kind of like a two for one) and Rose can pick up the scoring slack. It would be a Bulls fan dream for them to aquire Boozer this year, dump hinrich's and/or deng's contract during the 2009 season for an expiring one (if anyone would take it) or a BLT sandwich, and then let Hughes walk after the 2010 season and use the bait of Rose and Boozer to attract another piece. With Boozer on the team, Noah would get free looks and or he can just be a Defender only. Thomas can be included in the BLT sandwich deal. Thabo or the 2009 drafted rookie could fill in for Deng & Hinrich. Man, if MLK could dream and so can Bull fans.
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#49 Dec 19, 2008
RKA wrote:
Luol has seemed to have dug himself into a whole with such a large salary. Now that he's set to be paid $71 million, fans and everyone else is going to demand a lot more from him. And if he fails to deliver on that price tag held over his head, he's going to labeled as an over priced bust. His large contract is going to make it a little harder to deal him and also a lot harder for Paxson to sign any free agents. I hope isn't going to handicap paxson's chances of making offers in the future.
Breaking news: Deng did not give himself that salary...
Besides, he's worth it.
Tiffany

United States

#50 Dec 19, 2008
if the bulls can stay healthy,they can go to the playoffs
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#51 Dec 19, 2008
Damani wrote:
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People are going to demand more from Deng, but let's be honest he will forever be about a 16-18pt, 7 rebound kind of player. Look around the league and there are plenty of players making the same or more than Deng with the same kind of numbers(Andre Igoudala, and Josh Smith)!! Deng has reached his ceiling as far as potential! He is not a first option on any team in the NBA!!!
Gordon really catches it because he turned down the long term deal a season ago. At first I thought he was just a streak shooter, but he has proven me wrong. This guy is a scorer and the Bulls need him right now!! How many 6'2 guys in the NBA are averaging 21pts a game. Unless you can replace him with someone who can average 20 plus points a game, then getting rid of Gordon should not be a option!!
You can't win from the perimeter. Gordon is a one-dimensional player. He needs to go elsewhere as quickly as possible.
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#52 Dec 19, 2008
Your dream is a nightmare.
Boozer would come here and retire, the way Wallace did.
RKA

United States

#53 Dec 19, 2008
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>Breaking news: Deng did not give himself that salary...
Besides, he's worth it.
Oh yeah i forgot, Paxson forged Deng's signature on that deal.
RKA

United States

#54 Dec 19, 2008
Nada Surf wrote:
Your dream is a nightmare.
Boozer would come here and retire, the way Wallace did.
Let's see, 27 years old in his prime at the start of the 09/10 season, 21 year old PG similar to the one he's playing with now in Utah.

33 year old man on the decline during the start of the 07/08 season, playing with a SF and SG upset with their non-signed deals with a coach who gave up on the team and team gave up on him.

Two different senarios.

You seemed to get a kick out of putting down other people's ideas. You act like your idea's are the directive of God and should be the mandate. And i know other forum members agree, that if you have nothing constructive to say, then STFU! Always sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. Is is the fact that you want attention? Did your parents not hug you enough as a child? Middle child syndrome or something? Does anyone here enjoy the presence of Nada Surf besides Nada Surf?
Nada Surf

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#55 Dec 19, 2008
RKA wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see, 27 years old in his prime at the start of the 09/10 season, 21 year old PG similar to the one he's playing with now in Utah.
33 year old man on the decline during the start of the 07/08 season, playing with a SF and SG upset with their non-signed deals with a coach who gave up on the team and team gave up on him.
Two different senarios.
You seemed to get a kick out of putting down other people's ideas. You act like your idea's are the directive of God and should be the mandate. And i know other forum members agree, that if you have nothing constructive to say, then STFU! Always sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. Is is the fact that you want attention? Did your parents not hug you enough as a child? Middle child syndrome or something? Does anyone here enjoy the presence of Nada Surf besides Nada Surf?
I think the entire Tribune would shut down without me, to be honest.

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