Playoffs a great learning experience for young Bulls

There are 60 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 27, 2009, titled Playoffs a great learning experience for young Bulls. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The way Joakim Noah grabbed the microphone from postgame host Steve Kashul and plopped on the United Center scorer's table Sunday afternoon, it looked like the second-year big man never wanted to leave.

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Arif

Plainfield, IL

#1 Apr 27, 2009
Many Bulls fans, including myself have been dead wrong on Noah. He's been remarkable, providing great energy, rebounding, and establishing himself on defense. He has easily won over the hearts of all Bulls fans and well deserved. Outside of game 1, Tyrus continues to try and do much, especially offensively. Somehow, Vinny has to get across to Tyrus that he's not helping the team by trying to create his own shot. He's usually forcing bad shots and playing outside of the system when he puts the ball on the floor. He's done a terrific job on improving his jump shooting but he needs to live more in the paint. All in all, the Bulls season has been a success and hopefully they continue to build on that.
Josh

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 27, 2009
Noah needs to spend the off season with a personal trainer. If he can gain 15 to 20 pounds and retain his speed and agility, he can be quite a force around the basket. He is still very young, he certainly has the potential to get more strong.
Jim

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 27, 2009
I love the Bulls. They looked horrible Thursday night. However, they did the job yesterday. Noah is gaining in power low. The Bulls in better free-throw shooting. We can win this,but we will and must out work them. Allen must be stopped or slowed down at all cost. Go Bulls....
Brian

Villa Park, IL

#4 Apr 27, 2009
Hmmm, i think its time for a secret OFFENSE, they been workin on a secret offense, i bet it come into play !!
Kevin

Australia

#6 Apr 28, 2009
Jim wrote:
I love the Bulls. They looked horrible Thursday night. However, they did the job yesterday. Noah is gaining in power low. The Bulls in better free-throw shooting. We can win this,but we will and must out work them. Allen must be stopped or slowed down at all cost. Go Bulls....
At least they appear to be attempting to defend Allen when he is shooting. Rondo seems to be running around with no one on him most of the time.
Arklow

Ellicott City, MD

#7 Apr 28, 2009
Tiffany wrote:
Aww cute article. This will all be an afterthought when the Bulls are done in a few days blown out in each of the games.
Tiffany: You need to start seeing just one doctor and get your meds stabilized. They've already played 4 games and the Bulls were only blown out in one of those 4 games. So it simply isn't physically possible for the Bulls to be "done in a few days blown out in each of the games." Only yesterday you posted this comment:

"Bulls win game 5"

Get hold of yourself, girl!
James

United States

#8 Apr 28, 2009
Kevin wrote:
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At least they appear to be attempting to defend Allen when he is shooting. Rondo seems to be running around with no one on him most of the time.
Rose is bigger than Rondo and at least as quick, but he can't stay with him. I can't believe Rondo is averaging 10+ rebounds.
capitalist

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 28, 2009
I can smell your negativity all the way from the other side of the loop! Man it stinks! LOL

You may be right, but you have to admit that was a hell of a game!
Tiffany wrote:
Aww cute article. This will all be an afterthought when the Bulls are done in a few days blown out in each of the games.
Chi Sports Fan

Herndon, VA

#10 Apr 28, 2009
Bulls will win game five.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#11 Apr 28, 2009
Just think how good the Bulls could be with a professional GM and coach.
manny

Rockville, MD

#12 Apr 28, 2009
I'll say it again, a win is a win. whens it's all over no one will remember the spread. I really hope they advance to the next round even if it's just to gain more experience.
GO BULLS.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 28, 2009
I hope the Bulls win the playoffs against the Celts!

No-Shot Noah is playing hard. His lack of offensive skills and the fact that he is so weak and that he gets pushed around under the basket will become evident in Boston. Perkins and Big Baby will control the paint and dominate the boards again.

In order to win a championship the Bulls must get a big body rebounding scorer.

Gordon's scoring put the Bulls in the play off. When he is gone next year does any one expect Klank the clock eater Hinrich or the the fragile weakling Deng to pick up the slack.
Hinrich and Deng are nothing more than back ups like Noah.

Go Bulls, next year without Gordon and with the untradeable Hinrich and Deng we will have little to celebrate.

Paxson is a dunce but he is smarter that the GMs that gave us Salmons, Miller and Tim Thomas.
Tom

Champaign, IL

#14 Apr 28, 2009
The Noah chant was funny. The UC started to chant his name, but then he missed his free throw right after...LOL
Bloomie

Bloomington, IL

#15 Apr 28, 2009
Some of the previous blogs have become personal attacks, so I offer this disclaimer: "I am going to voice MY OPINION" which is neither right or wrong, and if you don't like it kiss my grits!

The Bulls have an opportunity to get into the second round of the playoffs. They are playing a helter-skelter up tempo game without running any complicated "sets". The fact that Boston has been unable to adjust to this style speaks to the troubles that Boston is facing. Too old, too slow and a bit overrated. If the Bulls get past the Celts; they actually match-up favorably with the Orlando/Philly winner. There are no guarantees for next year, and the Bulls need to take advantage of the seeding that they have in this year's playoffs.
Bloomie

Bloomington, IL

#16 Apr 28, 2009
James wrote:
<quoted text>Rose is bigger than Rondo and at least as quick, but he can't stay with him. I can't believe Rondo is averaging 10+ rebounds.
Rondo is actually gambling on a lot of his offensive rebounds, and the Bulls need to make him pay for it by releasing one of the guards down the floor. I remember when....Charles Oakley would actually body slam Dennis Rodman as Rodman tried to crash the offensive boards. There should be a physical toll placed on guards in the paint. Ahh, the good old days of basketball.
Bloomie

Bloomington, IL

#17 Apr 28, 2009
Mgray wrote:
Just think how good the Bulls could be with a professional GM and coach.
Jerry Reinsdorf's mentality, his teams have to find "diamonds in the rough". And established coaches and GMs are too hard to control. They actually might want to spend money.
GAnna

Waukegan, IL

#18 Apr 28, 2009
I think the bulls will lose tonight, but they will have a shot in game 6. If they win that, anything can happen in game 7. Boston still has to be the favorite tho.
Ben

Montréal, Canada

#19 Apr 28, 2009
Go Bulls tonight, this is the best playoffs series I have seen since the Jordan era. Lookout for Hinrich tonight to have a big game.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#20 Apr 28, 2009
Ben wrote:
Go Bulls tonight, this is the best playoffs series I have seen since the Jordan era. Lookout for Hinrich tonight to have a big game.
Hinrich 2 have a big game? Thanks 4 the laugh. He will have 4 fouls in 10 minutes of play.
Boston BullsFan

Tyngsboro, MA

#21 Apr 28, 2009
Where are all those who thought Bulls should tank the remainder of their games, get a high draft pick and forget about the playoffs?

Remember that? Remember how the Bulls wouldn't even be IN the game much less compete?

For a guy lousy GM he seems to have put together a good enough team to give the defending champs a run. Make everyone at ESPN and just about everywhere else call this the series to watch. But sure, fire the guy who put the team together.

The rookie coach, drew up a play for BG to score in 1st OT. Seems to be keeping Pierce in check (he only had one good game so far) and not doing too bad.

Well, the Bulls met and exceeded my expectations already by winning game 1 in Boston (after not beating a good team on the road, doing it in the playoffs was great). Then regrouping after a drubbing and coming back and winning Game 4. Despite looking numerous times like they let the game slip away they fought hard and won!!

This team has got character and it will be interesting to see the kind of offers Pax gets over the summer and what he can do to improve the team.

All of the Bulls playing in this series have raised their value considerably.

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