4 ways Bulls can make playoffs

Feb 16, 2009 Read more: Chicago Tribune 113
The high-stakes poker game that is the NBA 's trade deadline is in full swing, with suitors receiving conflicting signals from the Suns regarding Amare Stoudemire and nobody showing their true full hand. Read more
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Miguel

Schaumburg, IL

#1 Feb 17, 2009
got to feel sorry for the kid. he's playing with a second rate team and a second rate organization. starts with the owner who has an inept gm and a coach who never coached before. and teammates consisting of the joker, gunner gordon, dribble dribble heinwreck, a shot and miss nocioni...tsk, tsk.
John Anthony

United States

#2 Feb 17, 2009
So these are 4 ways the Bulls can grab the 8th spot and be swept...such goals ya know...
michael p coy

Fort Myers, FL

#3 Feb 17, 2009
Nice way of Rehashing Old Articles into a Not So New One.....Your Stealin KC!
ANTI WILT THE STILT

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Feb 17, 2009
kc......time to stash your typwritter, and find another job....your articles are those of a homer..
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#5 Feb 17, 2009
The Bulls seem 2 have ZERO expertise in every single area that counts. Owner, GM, coaching, scouting and player development. Unbelievable.

Same goes for the Bears. What is going on in Chicago sports?
Horace

Cleveland, OH

#6 Feb 17, 2009
http://www.suntimes.com/sports/basketball/bul...

- Amare to Toronto and Bosh to the Bulls...3 team trade in the works?
Jack

Carmel, IN

#7 Feb 17, 2009
3 ways the Bulls make the playoff 1: Trade,,,,,for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garrnet and Dwayne Wade. 2: Hostage....hold hostage to all of the 10 best teams until after the playoffs. 3: Payoffs.....prove to everyone the Black Sox scandle is not just resticted to baseball in Chicago. Either of these 3 ways plus firing Paxson and replace him with former Gov. Blago will guarantee a Bulls playoff.
Florida Jim

Christmas, FL

#8 Feb 17, 2009
Gee, what a goal to limp into the playoffs and be embarrassed.
I hope Skile makes the playoffs. Skiles and Paxton were a good team that were ragged by malcontents.
Shawon Dunston

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 17, 2009
Look - the Bulls are not going to get Bosh or Stoudamire because Jerry is not willing to pay any luxury tax right now. Signing Deng to that contract (when you have players like Thomas or Nocioni who could replace him) has eaten up too much of the cap to allow a trade for a bona fide star without incurring luxury tax.
sowhat

Northbrook, IL

#10 Feb 17, 2009
Sounds like at least 3 ways not to make the playoffs (you said not get Amare, keep Rose on the bench in the stretch, and home games).
Miguel wrote:
got to feel sorry for the kid. he's playing with a second rate team and a second rate organization.
That's the type of team that usually gets the #1 pick. Garnett didn't do so well with the Timberwolves. The only difference is that ___[the Bulls were lucky/the lottery was fixed] so the Bulls could move up.
Scott

Lemont, IL

#11 Feb 17, 2009
Horace wrote:
http://www.suntimes.com/sports /basketball/bulls/1434361,CST- SPT-bull17.article
- Amare to Toronto and Bosh to the Bulls...3 team trade in the works?
I would love for the Bulls to get Bosh and would take him over Amare. I would make that trade if the Bulls had to only give up Deng, Thomas and some expiring contracts.
tim

Chicago, IL

#12 Feb 17, 2009
Agreed. It's insane that Rose wasn't there. With a tie game, you want someone to drive and get fouled. You only need to make one free throw. And rose is the best driver. Vinny should be fired for that mistake alone. By now at least 5 better coaches have been fired. Can him and hire Flip Saunders and bulls will make the playoffs for sure.
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Feb 17, 2009
Add Amare to the list of All-Stars that have been dangled in front of Bulls fans to dream about(KG, Gasol, Kobe)no matter how realistic these deals were the bottom line is Paxson has shown inablility to make deals that would have improved this ball club. Don't be surprised if the Bulls stay put at the deadline, miss the playoffs by a game, and fall back into the lottery!!! Until the front office changes nothing else will!!!
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#14 Feb 17, 2009
Scott Skiles has obviously shown how much difference a coach can make. To think he's been w/o his star player (Michael Redd) most of the season, and Andrew Bogut a big amount of time, and still the Bulls can't seem to catch them, shows the value of Skiles.

It's just too bad that the Bulls caved in with Luol Deng and gave him that crazy contract, since there's no way possible any team would trade for him now that he's owed as much money as he is. I'd much rather see his name involved in these trade talks than Tyrus Thomas. At least with Thomas, there's actually still the potential there that can be seen; however, with Deng he appears to have peaked two years ago and is regressing now at an alarming rate.
Playoffs

Chicago, IL

#15 Feb 17, 2009
You want to talk about PLAYOFFS?!
PLAYOFFS!??

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#16 Feb 17, 2009
i say trade noah. thats one way to make the playoffs. not that hard of a concept.
boll

Shelbyville, IN

#17 Feb 17, 2009
sefolosha and thomas are the reason the bulls lost that game to the heat. they are also two of the many reasons why skiles left. say good-bye to these two.
Pax Moves

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 17, 2009
Once again Pax will sit on mediocre players instead of getting a player who can really contribute. There is nothing the Bulls can not afford to give up to get a low post presence like Stoudamire. I'd try to keep Rose out of the deal though.
bullsfan09

Studio City, CA

#19 Feb 17, 2009
I will wait for the article that is talking about a deal confirmed vs all this possibility stuff.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#20 Feb 17, 2009
What the point of a team in this much disarray making the playoffs?

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