Chicago Bulls beaten down and bruised

Chicago Bulls beaten down and bruised

There are 49 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 4, 2009, titled Chicago Bulls beaten down and bruised. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

There was no mistaking the weariness in the Bulls' dressing room after Saturday night's 102-92 loss to Minnesota , their third defeat in a row.

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Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#42 Jan 5, 2009
larry is that dude whos gonna get the bulls to the playoffs,not derrick rose,and the bulls dont need a number 1 pick.every thing that glitters aint gold,but larry is,
Greg

Chicago, IL

#43 Jan 5, 2009
Tiffany wrote:
larry is that dude whos gonna get the bulls to the playoffs,not derrick rose,and the bulls dont need a number 1 pick.every thing that glitters aint gold,but larry is,
Tiffany, good to hear from you once again. I really don't think the Bulls are going to sign Larry Bird although he would probably start on this team.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#44 Jan 5, 2009
Tom wrote:
John Paxson's personnel decisions are starting to rival Matt Millen.
Don't be ridiculous. Paxson had consecutive 49-win seasons.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#45 Jan 5, 2009
Harmon Killibrew wrote:
<quoted text>Get your self-inflated ego and dribble off this forum, you worthless dweeb.
Ahh, the jealousy.
New name already?
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#46 Jan 5, 2009
Rod from Tennessee wrote:
It's always something with this team. It seems we heard the same type of talk last season. Face it, this is not a good bb team. I don't care who they have out due to injuries, it's not as if those guys are all star players. I do think Gooden could probably be helping some, but as far as Deng and Hinrich, i'd say there'd be no difference with or without those two. Paxson is a failure, and there's no way to sugarcoat the fact he's assembled a bad team, one which i see being bad for many years to come.
Both Deng and Hinrich will help this team, but not enough to offset the damage Gooden's return will hurt them since he shoots just about every single time he gets the ball.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#47 Jan 5, 2009
Disgusted wrote:
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It has nothing to do with emotion. I never met the guy. We could argue strategy, because I like the idea of pressuring the ball, when you cannot afford to let a team with a superior frontcourt set up and run their offense. But you missed my point. They did not play well under Skiles, considered a lot smarter, or Boylan, who had no control. I have been a coach. Sometimes you work on something practice and some players don't get it, either because of lack of intelligence or attitude. Besides, if you go back and read my post, I did not defend Del Negro. I said he was the wrong coach for this bunch. But I'm not sure Red Aurbach could win with this bunch.
Phil Jackson would hang himself with this bunch.
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#48 Jan 5, 2009
larrys gonna stay in chicago,if hes not there then,the bulls wont go to the playoffs
RKA

United States

#49 Jan 6, 2009
CentrILMark wrote:
<quoted text> RKA makes valid, but arguable points. Thibedau with a head coaching gig, a new G.M., and a good free agent addition or two with Derrick Rose might be very enticing. As far as Boozer, while he's not necessarily the guy, with three out of seven NBA seasons shortened by injury, his numbers and talent speak for themselves, and today most guys below 30 come back from arthroscopic knee surgery just fine(Stoudemire etc though his was microfracture). Also, coming from a hick market like Utah Boozer might come at a somewhat less inflated price then say NY, LA etc. But will see. Main thing is dumping Paxson, Del Negro, Gooden and Gordon's contracts so we can bring in some seriously talented free agents to play with Rose under a coach who can bring back defensive respectability. An assistant coach from a known offensive success like former Phoenix underling of D'Antoni's for example would help too.
Gordon's, Larry's and Gooden's contracts off the books aren't enough for two free agents. The Bulls would still have about $40 million on the books (10-11 from deng, 8 or 9 each from nocioni and Hinrich, options of thabo, rose, and tyrus). A move for Himrich for Camby (only doable if Dunleavy wants Kirk as his PG instead of Baron Davis, those two aren't working well together). Camby is off the books come 2010. That would give the Bulls enough money for two major free agents, granting they wish to sign here.

The continued growth of Rose and Deng would help entice those free agents. Wade would be the easiet one to sign, him being a Chicago native would be a major draw. Signing him first would hopefully get the likes of Bosh or another big to sign. Amare wouldn't be a good choice because he wants to be the only star (he didn't like sharing the limelight with Marion and Nash and now it's Shaq and Nash) Bosh and Wade would only leave there current teams if conditions in Toronto and Miami don't improve.
RKA

United States

#51 Jan 6, 2009
Greg wrote:
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Tiffany, good to hear from you once again. I really don't think the Bulls are going to sign Larry Bird although he would probably start on this team.
Please ignore Tiffany, maybe she'll go away.

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