Gordon, Bulls bring it home

Gordon, Bulls bring it home

There are 179 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 10, 2009, titled Gordon, Bulls bring it home. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Tyrus Thomas didn't just help spearhead an improbable comeback Tuesday night at the United Center .

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Chris Carr

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 10, 2009
They looked to be down and out of this one early in the 4th. I really didnt think they would pull this victory off after being down 15. Great finish Bulls!!!
Chris Carr

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 10, 2009
I couldnt tell but was Rose crying after he got hit by that screen?
Larry

AOL

#3 Feb 10, 2009
How silly are some of out sportswriters in this town?? You have a chance to get Stoudemire who is an allstar who could play with Rose and be a strong core and you read about an article by KC Johnson who I respect but now we can't trade Tyrus Thomas because he is playing well, do you think that phoenix is going to trade Stoudemire an allstar for Aaron Gray???, lets not get silly like some of our Chicago Sports writers and go out and get Stoudemire even if that means that we have to give up Tyrus Thomas.
El Tee

Little Elm, TX

#4 Feb 10, 2009
I thought the same thing. He did look like he was crying. Weeping or not, it was a great finish by the bulls. Tyrus and Noah came through big with double, doubles!! If Rose would drive and find Gordon more, they would have a few more wins.
Shorewood

Shorewood, IL

#5 Feb 10, 2009
Stoudemire? Who needs Stoudemire?
Nate

Stevensville, MI

#6 Feb 10, 2009
El Tee wrote:
I thought the same thing. He did look like he was crying. Weeping or not, it was a great finish by the bulls. Tyrus and Noah came through big with double, doubles!! If Rose would drive and find Gordon more, they would have a few more wins.
I agree. VDN continues to call Rose for the last play. He needs to do a better job recognizing open guys when he drives the lane. He was lucky he got the ball back after the block or else it would have resulted in a loss.

Glad to see them get this win and to see Gordon finally hit a game winning shot.
Robert

San Diego, CA

#7 Feb 10, 2009
As I have maintained since the offseason, the most important thing that the Bulls had to do was eliminate Hughes and Gooden from the playing rotation. Not that gooden is as bad of a problem as Hughes, but they were both stealing OPM(other peoples minutes).

Now that they have both been gone for a while both Thomas and Noah are playing their best ball of the season and coincidently so are the Bulls. Thomas and Noah are both averaging nearly a double double, exactly as I predicted, especially in the case of Noah.

Even before the Ben Wallace trade, I always said that the only thing that Noah needed was to play himself into shape and a coach who cut him some slack while he learned the pro game.

Thomas is still a scatter brain, but at least he seems to have discovered where the rim is.

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#8 Feb 10, 2009
Shorewood wrote:
Stoudemire? Who needs Stoudemire?
the bulls. mainly just to get rid of all the extra baggage they have.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#9 Feb 10, 2009
Robert wrote:
As I have maintained since the offseason, the most important thing that the Bulls had to do was eliminate Hughes and Gooden from the playing rotation. Not that gooden is as bad of a problem as Hughes, but they were both stealing OPM(other peoples minutes).
Now that they have both been gone for a while both Thomas and Noah are playing their best ball of the season and coincidently so are the Bulls. Thomas and Noah are both averaging nearly a double double, exactly as I predicted, especially in the case of Noah.
Even before the Ben Wallace trade, I always said that the only thing that Noah needed was to play himself into shape and a coach who cut him some slack while he learned the pro game.
Thomas is still a scatter brain, but at least he seems to have discovered where the rim is.
You must have copied me.
I had been saying the same thing about Hughes/Gooden.
I also say Gordon needs to go as well.
It was important that Noah, Thomas and Sefalosha grow this season. Sefalosha is so under confident now I can hardly believe it.
Vinny Scott Baio

Lake Zurich, IL

#10 Feb 10, 2009
It's great to see the Bulls didn't completely embarrass themselves, Red, MJ, Pip, and the whole organization on Johnny Redd Kerr Night. How sad would it have been to lose by 20-30pts to a A.I.-less Piston team in front of that crowd?

Any player or coach will say it's just another game, but this was an important game for the organization that happened to be against a hated division rival. They showed me something I hadn't seen most of the season, Intensity. They dug deep, put it all out on the floor and earned a big win under considerable pressure.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#11 Feb 10, 2009
Larry wrote:
How silly are some of out sportswriters in this town?? You have a chance to get Stoudemire who is an allstar who could play with Rose and be a strong core and you read about an article by KC Johnson who I respect but now we can't trade Tyrus Thomas because he is playing well, do you think that phoenix is going to trade Stoudemire an allstar for Aaron Gray???, lets not get silly like some of our Chicago Sports writers and go out and get Stoudemire even if that means that we have to give up Tyrus Thomas.
Have you weighed these facts:
Every Suns fan wants Stoudemire out of town...
The Bulls would have to cough up around $19 mil per year to keep him...
The closest the recent Suns came to winning it all came while Stoudemire was out with an injury...
Stoudemire is lazy on defense...
Stoudemire, even during good times, was often criticized for not getting enough rebounds...
Stoudemire has yet to pass the ball and is completely reliant on others for any of his success.

build around this guy?
Nada
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#12 Feb 10, 2009
they still need help
jhill

United States

#13 Feb 10, 2009
i have grown tired of watching the bulls draft and acquire young talent, only to trade or release them to other teams just as they are beginning to blossom. The young player's career is on rise, while the player they get in return is on the decline (regardless of age). Trading Tyrus or Noah or Thabo for Stoudemire would be the dumbest move of all time. Stoudemire has the wear and tear of eight seasons of play and is in decline. Tyrus and company are in their early twenties and on the rise. Just a few short years ago, the Bulls were in the same position and they gutted the team that was playing hard and having a measure of success to acquire Ben Wallace, who was also a seasoned veteran and prior All-Star.
How did that one turn out? Vinny would love to convince John Paxson to trade for Stoudemire, thinking it will allow him to be successful more quickly. The only problem with that is Vinny's inability to be a good coach is what inhibits the team, and Stoudemire will soon weary of poor schemes and the inability to flouish in Vinny's non-existent system. Add in the fact that Stoudemire's salary would kill the Bulls for six seasons, and kill any chance of free agent acquisitions, makes this a no-brainer. Pass on Stoudemire...Keep the young Bulls.
Andrew

Asia/Pacific Region

#14 Feb 11, 2009
Trade Deng! isn't he meant to be the leader and go to guy seeing he is on the massive money!? Sorry but 7pts and like 3rbs doesn't do it for me. He had a few 20 pt games when he returned from injury but seems to be slipping again. He has had an ordinary year really. Put him and Gooden in a trade and we might see an allstar in return.

I'd trade those two for Amare and move Thomas to the 3 seeing he isn't a banger. More a slasher from the wing which is suppose to be what Deng is.

Then dump Hughes (if that is possible) and Gordon as he'll bolt at the end of the year and then things are looking up. We have so many players we can package as yes we still need alot of help.

Great win today. Liked the energy.
truth

Gainesville, FL

#15 Feb 11, 2009
It's not silly to keep Thomas. And the more I think about it it's silly to trade for Amare. Amare thinks DEFENSE IS A 4 LETTER WORD. AND A COUPLE OF TOKEN BLOCKS FOR SHOW IS NOT DEFENSE. He has been that way all of his career and often blatently shows he doesn't even try on D. Thomas has frustrated the ... out of me but it's finally come one. Some would say Thomas is only doing this in open court and becuase of Rose .....well Stoudamire(not that a shooter putting it kindly) has Nash setting the table and Shaq to clean up after, he doesn't have to play Center which he hates but if we trade for him which we are giving up thomas and MORE PLAYER (don't kid yourself) and draft pick HE IS GOING TO HALF TO PLAY CENTER.... so what's his excuse for not be a complete player. I don't want Rose and Stoudamire to be are only stars with scrubs signing for the minimum because Stoudamire ate up are cap space. He's not the leader KG is AND Deng hasn't decided he WANTS TO BE A PAUL PIERCE TYPE PLAYER
Mel

United States

#16 Feb 11, 2009
Not so fast with Stoudemire. The reason being a lot of teams seem to be looking to see what they can get for their superstar or best player. Because of the economy no owner wants to be stuck with a luxury tax nor do they want to be stuck with long term contracts. The hot thing now is young players and draft picks.
Lamar

New York, NY

#17 Feb 11, 2009
Good game, yes Rose was crying and Nba Tv was all over him....
Gordon had some very bad turnovers, but he came thru, they need to resign him. Where is Luol & Hinrich ? and people wonder why Gordon wants more money.

Tyrus Thomas ! oh boy. Before the game i wasnt too sure about that trade, bc we do need a low post scorer. but bottom line is, Defense wins games & championships lol. When Thomas plays his game around the basket & plays under control he can do 20pts & 10reb a night easy. By the third quater i was screaming to trade him, but that was a good 4th for Tyrus even though he m,ade some bone head plays (he has no BB IQ) Ex. after he made that athletic rebound in the 4th, did u see what he did, all he had to do was give the ball to Rose to run a new play, but no, he drives to the rim out of control, luckly he was bailed out with a foul. My point is when Tyrus listens and wants to play you can not compare him to Lamarcus or Stoudamire athletic and defense wise, he is better. I wanna cheer for this guy but he has to get his act together.

Now vinny has learned from the Dallas game, u c Gordon was on the floor late in the game this time. Its a shame though that Noce actually played better than Deng would have in the 4th. How can Paxson or Deng justify that contract. Pax, Vinny & Deng are running out of excuses.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 11, 2009
Tyrus is playing good and becoming consistent, Gordon is the only core player worth keeping!

Do you think that the clueless trainee Paxson will make a trade and let his rotten core of Hinrich, Nocioni & Deng go?????????
michael p coy

Oswego, IL

#19 Feb 11, 2009
Bottom Line Gorden has hit more Game Winning Shots since MJ and NO ONE ELSE IS EVEN CLOSE!
He will take a Pass on the Bulls next Year and will be a Great Addition to whomever he ends up with!
CalChiFan

Tustin, CA

#20 Feb 11, 2009
Not sure if anyone noticed but the schedule favors the Bulls now. Most of their difficult games were front-loaded. They could turn this season around. That said, they still need low post scoring. Not willing to give up Thomas as it seems the lights have come on for him. Don't know why you can't shop Deng and Hinrich for some low post scoring. How 'bout Beasley? He's not getting big minutes with the Heat and they could use a point guard.

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