Cavs pound Bulls to stay undefeated a...

Cavs pound Bulls to stay undefeated at home

There are 124 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 2, 2009, titled Cavs pound Bulls to stay undefeated at home. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

One big loss was enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, still perfect at home. Anderson Varejao scored a career-high 26 points, LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cavaliers stayed unbeaten on their floor ...

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chris

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Jan 2, 2009
ROSE IS TERRIBLE

I said this a month ago. Either Rose will bring the rest of the team up or the rest of the team will bring Rose down. Guess which one has happened? Players can never recover from situations like this, no matter how talented they are. Rose had a good month and that's it. He's playing worse with every game. And what's even more frightening is that teams have simply "figured him out". Clog up the lane, you take away Derrick Rose. Great players find other ways to score on you. What has Derrick done? Pretty much surrendered. He's basically been reduced to a ball-bringer-upper. How wonderful we spent a number 1 pick on that.
no nose

El Dorado Hills, CA

#2 Jan 2, 2009
did they fire John Paxson yet?
Jay

Denver, CO

#4 Jan 2, 2009
Wow....what a embarrasing team? This team have a talent to win games. Yet their not even showing that they have the desire to do it. How can you let Verajo to score 26 points? May be Noah and Thomas should get a tutor with Verajo? This team need a major make over. May be change the ownership, chanage the management, change the coaching staff, and move all the players except rose and gordon. I missed the jordan and pippen era.
RKA

Phoenixville, PA

#5 Jan 2, 2009
chris wrote:
ROSE IS TERRIBLE
I said this a month ago. Either Rose will bring the rest of the team up or the rest of the team will bring Rose down. Guess which one has happened? Players can never recover from situations like this, no matter how talented they are. Rose had a good month and that's it. He's playing worse with every game. And what's even more frightening is that teams have simply "figured him out". Clog up the lane, you take away Derrick Rose. Great players find other ways to score on you. What has Derrick done? Pretty much surrendered. He's basically been reduced to a ball-bringer-upper. How wonderful we spent a number 1 pick on that.
Darn Paxson, he wasted a first round pick on 17.4 ppg and 6.1 assist.
Just like the Hornets wasted the Chris Paul pick, his sorry behind only had 16.1 ppg and 7.8 assist that season.
I guess the Jazz should have waived Deron WIlliams after his horrid 10.8/4.5 rookie season.
The Bulls are doomed! Fikkin idiot! The Bulls played in Cleveland (who's undefeated at home) and think this defines a rookie PG career.
RKA

Phoenixville, PA

#6 Jan 2, 2009
no nose wrote:
did they fire John Paxson yet?
I hope i don't shock you by saying there is a slim chance of Paxson getting fired this offseason. If he doesn't fix the team during the summer of 09, then it's safe to safe when July 01, 2010 comes around, the Bulls would have a new GM. JR seems to be a very patient man, he let Krumbs Krause stay around until the end of the 03 season.
Tiffany

United States

#7 Jan 2, 2009
derrick is a good player but,he should've started larry instead,he can play defense and guard bigger players than him.hes a good 3 point shooter,and he knows how to draw fouls,and get to the free throw line as well.i know one thing,if lebron aka fatty patty try to box larry out,larry would've put him on the floor
Larry

Olympia Fields, IL

#8 Jan 2, 2009
I hate to say this but the Bulls have to clean house and just go young and build aroung Rose. Everyone has to go, and could someone tell me what the heck is John Paxson doing??
Boring

Woodridge, IL

#9 Jan 2, 2009
The Bulls have officially become the most irrelevant team in Chicago sports. And to think that Luol Deng was the deal-breaker with both Garnett and Kobe. What a joke.
Larry

Olympia Fields, IL

#10 Jan 2, 2009
Are you crazy?? You obviously don't know what the heck your talking about.I wouldn't even play Rose until all these bums are gone, all they want to do is shoot and you blame Rose!! just go away.
chris wrote:
ROSE IS TERRIBLE
I said this a month ago. Either Rose will bring the rest of the team up or the rest of the team will bring Rose down. Guess which one has happened? Players can never recover from situations like this, no matter how talented they are. Rose had a good month and that's it. He's playing worse with every game. And what's even more frightening is that teams have simply "figured him out". Clog up the lane, you take away Derrick Rose. Great players find other ways to score on you. What has Derrick done? Pretty much surrendered. He's basically been reduced to a ball-bringer-upper. How wonderful we spent a number 1 pick on that.
WrecksAlwaysSux

King Of Prussia, PA

#11 Jan 2, 2009
Noah is a bust.
Larry

Olympia Fields, IL

#12 Jan 2, 2009
Tiffany Dear!!..... I have some bad news for you, the Bulls are bad and so is Larry Hughes, at this point it doesn't even matter just blow up this team.
Tiffany wrote:
derrick is a good player but,he should've started larry instead,he can play defense and guard bigger players than him.hes a good 3 point shooter,and he knows how to draw fouls,and get to the free throw line as well.i know one thing,if lebron aka fatty patty try to box larry out,larry would've put him on the floor
Larry

Olympia Fields, IL

#13 Jan 2, 2009
You are 100% correct
Boring wrote:
The Bulls have officially become the most irrelevant team in Chicago sports. And to think that Luol Deng was the deal-breaker with both Garnett and Kobe. What a joke.
Northside Native

Cary, NC

#14 Jan 2, 2009
Call me crazy but I don't think it was a coincidence that Thabo was able to frustrate Lebron offensively. If only Big Larry and Ben can make better decisions passing or lack there of. I would consider trading Luol along with Tyrus for Chris Bosh.
Ron Munry

Peoria, AZ

#15 Jan 2, 2009
I will ask again, why did the Bulls draft Noah in the first place he stinks.
RKA

Phoenixville, PA

#16 Jan 2, 2009
Larry wrote:
could someone tell me what the heck is John Paxson doing??
Only if you can tell us what he can do? The Bulls don't have any pieces other teams want. If you were the GM of another team, would you trade for oft injured Deng, Bad shot Gordon and Hughes, or turn around fade away 15-18ft jumper gooden? Rose is the only player worth something and you don't want him traded do you?
Mel

Lansing, IL

#17 Jan 2, 2009
No words can describe this massacre. Does anyone on the Bulls listen to VDN?
As for Chris from Costa Mesa, Rose is also responsible for the blowouts but cut the rookie some slack! Lebron James intimidated the whole Bulls team.
Games like Cleveland and Orlando makes one yearn for the days of Kornell David.
Don't expect miracles. No veteran leadership. No front court scorer. This year is about:

1)Developing Derrick Rose
2)Finding out who fits with Derrick Rose
3)Not turning VDN's hairdo gray
4)Getting rid of big, crappy contracts
(any takers for Drew Gooden but mostly
Larry Hughes, Larry Hughes, Larry Huges)

In the meantime, more blowouts to come. The only question is what number is the Bulls lottery pick.
RKA

Phoenixville, PA

#18 Jan 2, 2009
Northside Native wrote:
Call me crazy but I don't think it was a coincidence that Thabo was able to frustrate Lebron offensively. If only Big Larry and Ben can make better decisions passing or lack there of. I would consider trading Luol along with Tyrus for Chris Bosh.
The Raptors are doing all they can to keep Chris, but i would want Bosh also.
RKA

Phoenixville, PA

#19 Jan 2, 2009
Mel wrote:
No words can describe this massacre. Does anyone on the Bulls listen to VDN?
As for Chris from Costa Mesa, Rose is also responsible for the blowouts but cut the rookie some slack! Lebron James intimidated the whole Bulls team.
Games like Cleveland and Orlando makes one yearn for the days of Kornell David.
Don't expect miracles. No veteran leadership. No front court scorer. This year is about:
1)Developing Derrick Rose
2)Finding out who fits with Derrick Rose
3)Not turning VDN's hairdo gray
4)Getting rid of big, crappy contracts
(any takers for Drew Gooden but mostly
Larry Hughes, Larry Hughes, Larry Huges)
In the meantime, more blowouts to come. The only question is what number is the Bulls lottery pick.
Trading Gooden is a no no. His contract is over this summer, replace him with a lottery pick.
chris

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jan 2, 2009
RKA, what's his average points and assists the last 15 games. If you actually read what I wrote, you'd see that the point I was making is that his production has continually gone DOWN. I don't care what he did the first half of these games. He's not nearly the player he was then.
chris

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jan 2, 2009
Oh, but you're right about one thing. All good players get a pass when they're playing a team that's good at home. [rolling eyes]

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