Rose to reclaim starting job

Rose to reclaim starting job

There are 50 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 27, 2009, titled Rose to reclaim starting job. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

With an afternoon game Saturday, the Bulls staged a walk-through Friday akin to a pregame shootaround.

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DeAngelo

Helotes, TX

#1 Mar 27, 2009
After the win over miami, I am starting to believe in the bulls again. Paxson has pull off the trade of the year. I am now a Salmon fan! I just hope we dont do anything dumb like...eemmm trade Tyrus to Phoenix when we see what he can do in their type of system. I never though I would say this, but I think the bulls will be a contender in a few years. This year and 2010 drafts are going to be horrible so unless Lebron and Wade join the same team, it would be hard to compete against these bulls in a few years. KEEP GORDON!
Jim Bob

Pensacola, FL

#2 Mar 27, 2009
I sure hope Tyrus can continue to improve. He sure looks like he is finally starting to get it.

Joakim is also playing very well. I really like when Miller and Noah are on the floor at the same time. Good things seem to happen.

John Salmons has been an excellent addition. He has an uncanny way of weaving through traffic and getting to the basket. We need to sign this guy up for a few more years. I would rather have the Bulls sign him and let Gordon go.

Vinny seems to be doing a decent job after getting off to a somewhat ahaky start. I like the chemistry of the team since the big trade. Pax did a good job. Go Bulls!
Marion Campbell

Mundelein, IL

#3 Mar 27, 2009
Hard to dump on the Bulls after their recent play but I will. With a rotation of no more than 6 or 7 players, it's an indictment of how weak the bench is, and how little depth there is. Deng has been more out than in over the last several years; plus, in addition to his softness, he has these lapses where he completely disappears in a game and you don't even know he's out on the court. He needs to be trade-bait in the off-season; they also need to bring in other bodies that can give the main guys more of a blow on the bench. Thomas is another gimp who can't bring it, and has lost his long-range shooting touch. Conclusion: this teams needs a lot of work in the offseason. Remember, Kenny the Jet Smith and Gnarls Barkley couldn't even find any highlights from the Pistons game to show during half-time; they both said the Bulls and Pistons stink. There's more work to be done to convince the TNT and ESPN sports media we have a bona fide NBA franchise in this town.
Chris D

Biên Hòa, Vietnam

#4 Mar 27, 2009
Are you talking Tim Thomas? Do you really think the Bulls are relying on Tim Thomas to provide anything? He's a very talented player who has NEVER lived up to his potential for more than a few games at a time (if that).

I'd love to see a back court rotation of Rose, Hinrich, and Salmons. I think if Hinrich dedicates himself to improving at playing off the ball more in the offseason, he could be a great "combo" guard. And Hinrich could play the point next to Salmons when Rose gets some rest. Those 3 together would give the Bulls a VERY strong back court.

Gordon is as good as gone (maybe we can work a sign & trade to get something in return). Deng's contract is for too much and too many years in the current economy, so a decent trade for him is unlikely.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#5 Mar 27, 2009
Marion Campbell wrote:
Hard to dump on the Bulls after their recent play but I will. With a rotation of no more than 6 or 7 players, it's an indictment of how weak the bench is, and how little depth there is. Deng has been more out than in over the last several years; plus, in addition to his softness, he has these lapses where he completely disappears in a game and you don't even know he's out on the court. He needs to be trade-bait in the off-season; they also need to bring in other bodies that can give the main guys more of a blow on the bench. Thomas is another gimp who can't bring it, and has lost his long-range shooting touch. Conclusion: this teams needs a lot of work in the offseason. Remember, Kenny the Jet Smith and Gnarls Barkley couldn't even find any highlights from the Pistons game to show during half-time; they both said the Bulls and Pistons stink. There's more work to be done to convince the TNT and ESPN sports media we have a bona fide NBA franchise in this town.
These players will be healthy soon.
And who cares if a couple of idiots on TNT or ESPN don't like the Bulls?
Mamao

Orlando, FL

#6 Mar 27, 2009
young team with a young coach, let them play and they will be ok! Patience!
ProfessorGAC

Channahon, IL

#8 Mar 28, 2009
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>These players will be healthy soon.
And who cares if a couple of idiots on TNT or ESPN don't like the Bulls?
Well, Nada we finally agree on something! If Smith and Barkley think Detroit and Chicago stink so bad that no highlights exist, they must be unable to breathe when watching the Kings, or Warriors, or Thunder, or Sixers, or Wizards, or...
There are a plenty of teams that are lesser to the Bulls and Pistons.
Brian

Downers Grove, IL

#9 Mar 28, 2009
Charles is still mad from when MJ torced him all them years and he never got a ring, Kenny Smith was never any good either.
BearsFan2

Bradenton, FL

#10 Mar 28, 2009
Trust Rose will keep up the teams winning ways down this stretch. If we stumble with him, get Hinrich back starting.

Plenty of time for Rose to play in the coming play-offs (and years to come.) But first, lets make sure we get there.
Zeus

United States

#11 Mar 28, 2009
Funny how a few wins can turn the wrath.... Let’s see how the Bulls can compete in the playoffs against quality teams. That will be the true litmus test of which direction this Team is headed. I do agree that the Bulls need to extend Salmons. He seems to jell well with Rose & brings it every night.
deputydawg

Nashville, TN

#12 Mar 28, 2009
Charles Barkley is still hating from the Bulls-Suns series and he is paid to act a ass on tv.
Merv

Hammond, IN

#13 Mar 28, 2009
Gotta love Salmons. Calm, focused, effective and no drama. He's a keeper.
DB Cooper

Bloomingdale, IL

#14 Mar 28, 2009
I agree with Campbell; like him, I believe every story has a counterpoint. And this one does. Until the Bullies get a bench, put away teams when they get a lead, and play more consistently with a distinct style, they will continue to get little if any respect. Hey, Gnarls Barkley is the real deal. He's one bright dude. After all, he's running for Governor or President as a Democrat. He's got to know his stuff, ha. The League is full of mediocre teams and full of playoff teams; everybody makes the playoffs, big deal. The lack of media respect is telling; if it weren't for the size of the Chicago market, they wouldn't even get on national broadcasts. They may not be relying on Tim Thomas, but if so, who on the bench are they relying on? Answer: no one, because there isn't anyone of NBA caliber metal to bring off the bench. They need to move Deng for about 2 young bodies, or a good draft pick, and they need to spend some money. Obviously, to sign Gordon, entice Salmons, etc. but beyond that, they need to acquire additional pieces. They need a few thugs or bangers; they could use some more size; and maybe a player with a little "personality", let's say a J.R. Smith kind of guy, who can come off the bench and score in bunches or at least change the momentum, knock some people around. There is so much work to do with this team, and they aren't going to have Brad Miller forever. If he slows down much more, maybe we can get a wheelchair for him.
Mel

United States

#15 Mar 28, 2009
Marion Campbell wrote:
Hard to dump on the Bulls after their recent play but I will. With a rotation of no more than 6 or 7 players, it's an indictment of how weak the bench is, and how little depth there is. Deng has been more out than in over the last several years; plus, in addition to his softness, he has these lapses where he completely disappears in a game and you don't even know he's out on the court. He needs to be trade-bait in the off-season; they also need to bring in other bodies that can give the main guys more of a blow on the bench. Thomas is another gimp who can't bring it, and has lost his long-range shooting touch. Conclusion: this teams needs a lot of work in the offseason. Remember, Kenny the Jet Smith and Gnarls Barkley couldn't even find any highlights from the Pistons game to show during half-time; they both said the Bulls and Pistons stink. There's more work to be done to convince the TNT and ESPN sports media we have a bona fide NBA franchise in this town.
Simple. Paxon, just draft players from the Louisville Cardinals this year.
Jezeble

Lincoln Park, NJ

#16 Mar 28, 2009
DB Cooper, Charles Barkley running for president is not half as hilarious as Sarah Palin -- and I detest Barkley.
Mgray

Chicago, IL

#17 Mar 28, 2009
Can the Bulls reclaim a REAL NBA coach and GM?
bullsfanatic

United States

#18 Mar 28, 2009
Barkley and Smith are two big time losers. Barkley "Round Mound of the COMPOUND" (Jail) these two drunks are a joke. Barkley never liked Chicago anyway, he was dying to play with MJ to get a ring. These two drunks are worthless idiots.
Ernie Johnsun

Bloomingdale, IL

#19 Mar 28, 2009
Jezeble wrote:
DB Cooper, Charles Barkley running for president is not half as hilarious as Sarah Palin -- and I detest Barkley.
Hey, one communist-leaning, socialist mongering, racist in the White House is enough for a lifetime. Gnarls still can't get over not having the same popularity and skills as MJ and other peers in his era. Poor guy keeps trying so hard to over-compensate for his irrelevancy by uttering nonsensical, inflammatory remarks. He trashed the cities of Milwaukee and Cleveland last week; this week he called the Pistons and Bulls garbage.
Stratmaster

Collierville, TN

#20 Mar 28, 2009
Halfway through Q1. Bulls 12 Pacers 12. Gordon has 2 points, and one nice rebound and assist. Some guy named Rush who is avg. 6 ppg for the Pacers has already torched him for 10 of Indy's 12 points. And gordon is in the starting lineup...why again?
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#21 Mar 28, 2009
Stratmaster wrote:
Halfway through Q1. Bulls 12 Pacers 12. Gordon has 2 points, and one nice rebound and assist. Some guy named Rush who is avg. 6 ppg for the Pacers has already torched him for 10 of Indy's 12 points. And gordon is in the starting lineup...why again?
What about the points he scored with Gordon out of the game? Nver mind they are Ben's fault also.

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