Up-and-down Chicago Bulls need to ris...

Up-and-down Chicago Bulls need to rise to occasion

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 25, 2009, titled Up-and-down Chicago Bulls need to rise to occasion. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Luol Deng , Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon played major roles on the 2004-05 Bulls who won 47 games after starting 0-9. They played on the 2006-07 Bulls who lost home-court advantage and dropped from a second to fifth seed with a clunker of a regular-season finale in New Jersey.

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Blago

Orlando, FL

#1 Apr 25, 2009
Help!
Shorewood

Shorewood, IL

#2 Apr 25, 2009
The Bulls run hot and cold because Gordon runs hot and cold.

Dump Gordon. Get someone [Salmons] at point guard who is more consistent and who can play some defense.
Bloomie

Oak Lawn, IL

#3 Apr 25, 2009
The Bulls run hot and cold because they are a jump shooting team. Without a low post threat the Bulls are at the mercy of their perimeter game. When they are hitting their shots they can be dangerous. When they run and push the tempo their offense flows and Rose is able to get everyone involved. When the opponent slows the game down the Bulls struggle to score. Their offensive sets are simplified to accommodate the rookie Rose. The Bulls should win the game tommorrow by rebounding and running. Look for a very aggressive DRose.
MGray

Monroe, GA

#4 Apr 25, 2009
U can't win in the NBA shooting all jumpshots. Seems everyone knows that simple fact but the Bulls.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#5 Apr 25, 2009
Shorewood wrote:
The Bulls run hot and cold because Gordon runs hot and cold.
Dump Gordon. Get someone [Salmons] at point guard who is more consistent and who can play some defense.
Your last two personnel recommendations have been to move Tyrus to the small forward spot and now move Salmons to the point. Can't wait for you next gem. After moving Salmons to the point where would you like to move Rose?
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#6 Apr 25, 2009
Bloomie wrote:
The Bulls run hot and cold because they are a jump shooting team. Without a low post threat the Bulls are at the mercy of their perimeter game. When they are hitting their shots they can be dangerous. When they run and push the tempo their offense flows and Rose is able to get everyone involved. When the opponent slows the game down the Bulls struggle to score. Their offensive sets are simplified to accommodate the rookie Rose. The Bulls should win the game tommorrow by rebounding and running. Look for a very aggressive DRose.
It would also be nice if two of the Bulls "big" three show up at the same time.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#7 Apr 25, 2009
MGray wrote:
U can't win in the NBA shooting all jumpshots. Seems everyone knows that simple fact but the Bulls.
Don't blame the Bulls. If they had a player like Brand or a young Brad Miller you know they would've built a team around them.
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#8 Apr 25, 2009
Gut check time.
Bloomie

Oak Lawn, IL

#9 Apr 26, 2009
To: John Salmons
From: Bloomie
Date: 04/26/09
RE: Playoffs

Dear John Salmons,

The playoffs have started and your presence is requested. The Celtics are a good team at helping and stopping dribble penetration. The drive were you spin in the lane with your back to the basket has been extensively scouted. Do you have another move?
Bloomie

Oak Lawn, IL

#10 Apr 26, 2009
ATLDre wrote:
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It would also be nice if two of the Bulls "big" three show up at the same time.
Who are the Bulls "big" 3?
Shorewood

Shorewood, IL

#11 Apr 26, 2009
ATLDre wrote:
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Your last two personnel recommendations have been to move Tyrus to the small forward spot and now move Salmons to the point. Can't wait for you next gem. After moving Salmons to the point where would you like to move Rose?
Wow! That is what I wrote, all right!

I meant - Move Salmons to shooting guard.

Dumb mistake on my part.
Brian

Sugar Grove, IL

#12 Apr 26, 2009
ATLDre wrote:
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Don't blame the Bulls. If they had a player like Brand or a young Brad Miller you know they would've built a team around them.
U didnt leave for Georgia Yet to Fling hash or grits ? Your quotes arent welcomed here, go root for who ever you pea brain can think of.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#13 Apr 26, 2009
Bloomie wrote:
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Who are the Bulls "big" 3?
There was a reason I wrote "big" as I did. The Bulls big three are their 3 primary offensive weapons. Salmons isn't being doubled so he should be the one making the Celts pay for that strategy.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#14 Apr 26, 2009
Brian wrote:
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U didnt leave for Georgia Yet to Fling hash or grits ? Your quotes arent welcomed here, go root for who ever you pea brain can think of.
Since you obviously know nothing of Atlanta, I would say your post indicates who is the pea brain. This city is full of transplanted fans...never mind..

"U didnt leave for Georgia Yet to Fling hash or grits ?" What does this even mean?
If you are going to attempt to insult someone, a least try and do it in a coherent manner.

Atlanta probably has more Chicagoans than
"Glendale Heights". Why not return to your native country where broken English makes you appear more intelligent than you really are.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#15 Apr 26, 2009
Shorewood wrote:
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Wow! That is what I wrote, all right!
I meant - Move Salmons to shooting guard.
Dumb mistake on my part.
You guys are betting too much on Salmons. There is a reason it took 5 seasons for anyone to even notice the guy. Philly gave him lots of opportunities to flourish. It isn't as if, he elevated the Kings at all. Kings fans didn't lose any sleep over trading him, nor did Philly fans.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#16 Apr 26, 2009
Schizophrenic....That is definitely a perfect word to describe this team. The problem is, whenever the Bulls are on the bad side of their schizo attack, they can actually play as bad as any team in BB could play. Pathetic is actually putting it kindly when they're playing that way. Excluding the game 3 shellacking, that final loss in regular season, which ended up pitting the Bulls against the Celtics instead of Orlando and would have been a much better matchup, showed just how bad the Bulls can play when they're on the downside of schizophrenia. Talent wise, this series isn't even close. The Celtics talent is far better, and unless the Bulls are willing to play at a 100% level every second of the game, they have no chance.
Darnell Hillman

Mundelein, IL

#17 Apr 26, 2009
If Rondo continues to outplay Rose and the Bulls continue to fleece the Bulls, tell Bloomie and Nada I want my case of Chivas delivered to the parking lot on the north side of the United Center on the weekend after the Bulls are eliminated. Those jokers ought be banished from this board. They know basketball like GM and Chrysler makes cars.
AKA, here is a "dream team" of players the Bulls have to get some intensity, skill and remake this horrible Chicago roster: K-Mart, Nene, Calderon, Iguodola, Chalmers, Mo-Pete, JR Smith, etc. They don't need Bosh, Wade or some other MVP; but they do need better pieces in all roles, from point guard to shooting guard, to small forward, to power forward and center. And get me some taller players with more weight who are willing to knock someone down. And, get me some guys who can finish at the rim; get me someone who can consistently hit 3-point shots; and also get me a GM who doesn't sign ridiculous contracts to mediocre, soft injury-prone, system players like Deng and then go let them play for other countries in the off-season and wear themselves out. With management like that, it's no wonder we've got $80 million sitting on the bench. And, Bloomie, when was the last time either you or Nada made any sense in any post?
Nada Surf

Aurora, IL

#18 Apr 26, 2009
MGray wrote:
U can't win in the NBA shooting all jumpshots. Seems everyone knows that simple fact but the Bulls.
I agree with Captain Sunshine here.
SOxSaver

Bloomingdale, IL

#19 Apr 26, 2009
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with Captain Sunshine here.
Shouldn't you be mashing some guys fists with your face right now?
Nada Surf

Aurora, IL

#20 Apr 26, 2009
Darnell Hillman wrote:
If Rondo continues to outplay Rose and the Bulls continue to fleece the Bulls, tell Bloomie and Nada I want my case of Chivas delivered to the parking lot on the north side of the United Center on the weekend after the Bulls are eliminated. Those jokers ought be banished from this board. They know basketball like GM and Chrysler makes cars.
AKA, here is a "dream team" of players the Bulls have to get some intensity, skill and remake this horrible Chicago roster: K-Mart, Nene, Calderon, Iguodola, Chalmers, Mo-Pete, JR Smith, etc. They don't need Bosh, Wade or some other MVP; but they do need better pieces in all roles, from point guard to shooting guard, to small forward, to power forward and center. And get me some taller players with more weight who are willing to knock someone down. And, get me some guys who can finish at the rim; get me someone who can consistently hit 3-point shots; and also get me a GM who doesn't sign ridiculous contracts to mediocre, soft injury-prone, system players like Deng and then go let them play for other countries in the off-season and wear themselves out. With management like that, it's no wonder we've got $80 million sitting on the bench. And, Bloomie, when was the last time either you or Nada made any sense in any post?
I've forgotten; which mental home is in Palatine again?

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