Bulls getting tougher

Bulls getting tougher

There are 17 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 14, 2008, titled Bulls getting tougher. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Until last season, mental fortitude was one of the Bulls' calling cards. They famously overcame an 0-9 start to win 47 games and make the playoffs in 2004-05. They engineered several fourth-quarter comebacks in ...

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MARCUS OBIOUS

Tomahawk, WI

#1 Nov 14, 2008
You are right,the Bulls are showing mental toughness.It may be early in the season,but watch out for these young fella`s
Jim Bob

Pensacola, FL

#2 Nov 14, 2008
I'd like to thank the Tribune for the ability to read about and comment upon Bulls basketball. You can see that a lot of the fans that post comments regularly are out of state and really follow the team through this website. Yeah, I get to see some of the games on TV, but this site is one of my primary sources of getting Bulls info. Well done Chicago Tribune.

I still believe that the Bulls are going to be a dangerous team by the end of the year. If Noah can get out of his funk and if Thomas can morph into a defensive player that plays around the rim like Wallace or Rodman, we could have something. Ben Gordon and D Rose are a potent combo. Now that Luol is getting used to Vinny's system and Noce is getting back to being Noce, Gooden will be there-- let's rock. We got the young legs! Let's run other teams into the hardwood. I really do see a light at the end of the tunnel. Go Vinny! Go Bulls!
Ernesto

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 15, 2008
sorry K.C, but we did not win 49 games last season
terry t

United States

#4 Nov 15, 2008
taking paxsons love child out of the mix, hinrich, instantly turned the bulls into a contender. i've been championing this forever. these guys can't play with hinrich. why am i the only guy that can see this. basketball in the nba is not to patterned to hinrichs' game. he plays generic, vanilla. not his fault. it's paxsons fault for not wanting to hurt hinrich's feelings. it's a mistake. deal with it. ok. lets win with what we got now. trade hinrich and some draft choices for tim duncan or randolph in ny.
Terrance

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Nov 15, 2008
tt- you may be on to something, but too early to see the results. i'm no fan of heinwrecks game either and with him being out let's see what happens. maybe dang, nocioni, the joker and tyrus and gordy will go on IR too. then the bulls may be unstoppabull with the kid passing, dribbling, and scoring.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#6 Nov 15, 2008
Terrance, if Gordy goes on the IR do you think the offense would score more? BG is shooting 49% from the floor and 44% from three. Exactly how would the offense be better without him? The Bulls have their best backcourt starting now (even VDN finally sees that)and if Deng can more consistently stay awake during games, we will be okay.
terry

Searsport, ME

#7 Nov 15, 2008
A Rose by any other name is still a Rose
dils

Lansing, IL

#8 Nov 15, 2008
terry t wrote:
taking paxsons love child out of the mix, hinrich, instantly turned the bulls into a contender. i've been championing this forever. these guys can't play with hinrich. why am i the only guy that can see this. basketball in the nba is not to patterned to hinrichs' game. he plays generic, vanilla. not his fault. it's paxsons fault for not wanting to hurt hinrich's feelings. it's a mistake. deal with it. ok. lets win with what we got now. trade hinrich and some draft choices for tim duncan or randolph in ny.
Trust me Terry, you're not the only one that thought that the Hinrich love in this town has hurt the Bulls more than it helped. Count me as a Bulls fan who's been screaming for the Bulls to start Ben from the day he came in the league. It still amazes me how because he's short and can't play defense, he's been typed cast as a sixth man or a Vinny Johnson but for some reason Kirk is a starter hell or high water. There are a whole bunch of stars in this league who are tall and can score but can't play any defense. Umm... Micheal Redd, Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Joe Johnson... I can go on. Bottom line, don't worry about Gordon's height just let him do what he does best. SCORE!!
hydeparkLuke

United States

#9 Nov 15, 2008
Toughness is NOT what the bulls need. The Bulls need a "smart" coach to help the "team" play smarter!

There is A LOT of talent on the Bulls team and until we get an "experienced" and "smart" coach...you'll see a lot of games go on the loss side because of "dumb" plays! NOT because of lack of toughness.
Engelbert

Blackett, Australia

#10 Nov 15, 2008
We won 49 wins in 2006-2007, not 2007-2008
jon

Boulder, CO

#11 Nov 15, 2008
you know, it is kind of nice not hearing kirk's name called last during the starting line-ups. i always hated that.
jay

Edison, NJ

#12 Nov 15, 2008
Enjoy Ben Jordon while you can because we can't wait for him to join the Knicks next year
jay

Edison, NJ

#13 Nov 15, 2008
Let Ben Jordon loose like Iverson and he will be dropping 30 plus a game. Who in the world would give up 50 million guarantee for 6.5 million, that alone should explain how confident Ben Jordon is about his game. Enjoy him while you can Bulls fans.
Scott

Kokomo, IN

#14 Nov 15, 2008
jay wrote:
Enjoy Ben Jordon while you can because we can't wait for him to join the Knicks next year
Just what the Knicks need, another guard who only wants to score and can't or won't play defense. I forgot to add that he is a turnover machine as well.

Don't get me wrong, the Bulls need his scoring, but he is a one trick pony and is a liability when he isn't scoring 20 plus points per game.

Since: Aug 08

Springfield, IL

#15 Nov 15, 2008
It all comes down to Thomas and Noah. If Noah gets out of his terrible funk(and in shape), and starts playing solid like he did for the second half of last season and Thomas plays solid 'D' and gets opportunity baskets on fastbreaks with Rose and on D breakdowns on the weak side, then the Bulls could be a decent team. Do I think this will happen? No. Do I think Ben Gordon will keeep successfully driving to the basket like he did against Dallas? No. I hope I'm wrong. Bulls fans could use some excitement and a supporting cast to help Rookie Sensation Derrick Rose.
Stratmaster

Memphis, TN

#16 Nov 16, 2008
Anyone calling for the departure of hinrich doesn;t understand the difference between a PG and SG. While hinrich is probably better suited as a SG (until he lost his freaking shot somewhere over the last year) he can at least resemble a PG. Unless Rose if going to play 48 minutes a game the only way we can trade Kirk is if it is for another PG. No one else on this team can play the position.
Sadafan

Wickliffe, OH

#17 Nov 20, 2008
Bulls need to move Hinrick's 11 million dollar salary elsewhere and get a big man who can play defense and occasionally score in the post. What idiot GM would pay that much for a backup PG? Oh, I forgot. He's Paxson's golden boy.

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