Bulls likely thinking 'big' on draft day

Bulls likely thinking 'big' on draft day

There are 47 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 22, 2009, titled Bulls likely thinking 'big' on draft day. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Bulls were working Monday to finalize an important workout for a second look at big men B.J. Mullens, DeJuan Blair and James Johnson, with a possible first look at Earl Clark, who canceled on them Sunday because of a hamstring injury.

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Brian

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 22, 2009
I"m going to be pissed if they waste there pick on Mullens who is worthless and didn't do crap at Ohio St, the weak 10 is nothing special either. Blair is going to turn out to be another Marcus Fizer if the Bulls draft him. Please no Henderson another Duke player who won't do crap in the NBA. He didn't impress in the draft camp why waste a top 20 pick on him.
Grif

United States

#2 Jun 22, 2009
Bulls would love to land henderson but he'll be gone before the bulls pick, unless they can trade up. He is an athletic big two guard who would compliment rose in the back court more than the runt and tweener the bulls have there now. There aren't any can't miss big men where the bulls are drafting, they'll likely get stuck with some bench warmer project player from ohio state or some other big ten school that never has any good players in the NBA. Hopefully they can find a player that can at least get along without cheating or having someone else do his work for him.
Blues Boy

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 22, 2009
Grif wrote:
Hopefully they can find a player that can at least get along without cheating or having someone else do his work for him.
Oh Grif you are so witty. I'd be happy with another rookie of the year (just like Rose). Get off your golden throne Mr. Honesty. What, you didn't like Rose last year because of his high school SAT test? It's a business, just get the best talent. Preferably a center or forward who can shoot, pass and defend (in the NBA).
Holden McGroin

Chicago, IL

#4 Jun 22, 2009
HAHA BJ !!!!!!
Back 2 Basix

Greenwood, IN

#6 Jun 22, 2009
Grif wrote:
Bulls would love to land henderson but he'll be gone before the bulls pick, unless they can trade up. He is an athletic big two guard who would compliment rose in the back court more than the runt and tweener the bulls have there now. There aren't any can't miss big men where the bulls are drafting, they'll likely get stuck with some bench warmer project player from ohio state or some other big ten school that never has any good players in the NBA. Hopefully they can find a player that can at least get along without cheating or having someone else do his work for him.
...then WHO would you prefer they attempt and get.., hmmm?
Max

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Jun 22, 2009
It's interesting that people are against Rose now because he may or may not have cheated on his SAT's.
Max

Milwaukee, WI

#8 Jun 22, 2009
Back to basix, it doesn't matter who Chicago selects....the posters on here will think they suck.
Leonard Wilkens

Lake Zurich, IL

#9 Jun 22, 2009
Blues Boy wrote:
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Oh Grif you are so witty. I'd be happy with another rookie of the year (just like Rose). Get off your golden throne Mr. Honesty. What, you didn't like Rose last year because of his high school SAT test? It's a business, just get the best talent. Preferably a center or forward who can shoot, pass and defend (in the NBA).
Son, the problem with your retort is you missed Grif's point. Rose's cheating and academic challenges explain why he is so indecisive on the court and doesn't seem to be able to let his instincts and natural talent take over. Point guards must have mental capacity and skill in addition to physical talent; Rose hasn't proven himself to be as good as the Wake Forest prodigy in setting up other players, making bullet passes, or avoiding turnovers. Your simpleton criticism of Grif totally ignores the Rose commentary, like it or not.
Luc

Darien, IL

#10 Jun 23, 2009
I know one thing whoever the Bulls select won't have much of an impact (see Thabo Sefolosha), so I am not following this.
Disgusted

Manteno, IL

#12 Jun 23, 2009
Leonard Wilkens wrote:
<quoted text> Son, the problem with your retort is you missed Grif's point. Rose's cheating and academic challenges explain why he is so indecisive on the court and doesn't seem to be able to let his instincts and natural talent take over. Point guards must have mental capacity and skill in addition to physical talent; Rose hasn't proven himself to be as good as the Wake Forest prodigy in setting up other players, making bullet passes, or avoiding turnovers. Your simpleton criticism of Grif totally ignores the Rose commentary, like it or not.
Son, the problem with your retort is that you have no idea what you are talking about. I don't believe you actually ever saw Rose play, based on your comments, and it doesn't have a damn thing to do with his SAT scores. His feeding might be a lot better if he had someone better than Noah and others to feed to.
ecko

Glen Ellyn, IL

#13 Jun 23, 2009
like SAT scores have anything to do with playing basketball. he's a player not a coach you dumb POS.
TONY B

United States

#14 Jun 23, 2009
Leonard Wilkens wrote:
<quoted text> Son, the problem with your retort is you missed Grif's point. Rose's cheating and academic challenges explain why he is so indecisive on the court and doesn't seem to be able to let his instincts and natural talent take over. Point guards must have mental capacity and skill in addition to physical talent; Rose hasn't proven himself to be as good as the Wake Forest prodigy in setting up other players, making bullet passes, or avoiding turnovers. Your simpleton criticism of Grif totally ignores the Rose commentary, like it or not.
Rose is a damn good player, and don't act as if an NBA player must be a genius to succeed. His talent is so great that he's going to win, like it or not. You and Grif can have fun eating your words while D. Rose makes multiple all star games and creates wins for this franchise over the next 10 years.
Blues Boy

Chicago, IL

#15 Jun 23, 2009
Leonard Wilkens wrote:
<quoted text> Son, the problem with your retort is you missed Grif's point. Rose's cheating and academic challenges explain why he is so indecisive on the court and doesn't seem to be able to let his instincts and natural talent take over. Point guards must have mental capacity and skill in addition to physical talent; Rose hasn't proven himself to be as good as the Wake Forest prodigy in setting up other players, making bullet passes, or avoiding turnovers. Your simpleton criticism of Grif totally ignores the Rose commentary, like it or not.
I'll still take him. He's the best the Bulls drafted since Grant and Pippin. Hopefully they will get someone who can defend, rebound and catch the ball. It will make Rose so much better. I think Rose has proven to be pretty darn good. Whether he can sustain and take it to that next level remains to be seen. He does need to reduce his turnovers but that also comes with maturity. He is also playing with role players who need to step it up.
Greg

Chicago, IL

#16 Jun 23, 2009
Blues Boy wrote:
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I'll still take him. He's the best the Bulls drafted since Grant and Pippin. Hopefully they will get someone who can defend, rebound and catch the ball. It will make Rose so much better. I think Rose has proven to be pretty darn good. Whether he can sustain and take it to that next level remains to be seen. He does need to reduce his turnovers but that also comes with maturity. He is also playing with role players who need to step it up.
The Bulls didn't draft Pippen. They traded for him on draft day. I know, that's an annoying technicality.

I say trade both picks and another body (not Hinrich) and get an athletic 2 guard with a couple years of experience in the league.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#17 Jun 23, 2009
Sounds like a team that has no idea WTH they are doing.
Typical Bulls.
Tom

Bronx, NY

#18 Jun 23, 2009
Leonard Wilkens wrote:
<quoted text> Son, the problem with your retort is you missed Grif's point. Rose's cheating and academic challenges explain why he is so indecisive on the court and doesn't seem to be able to let his instincts and natural talent take over.
Ridiculous comment. If Rose's SAT score means anything, it's to illustrate again the hypocrisy of collegiate sports. Why again do incredible young athletes need to go through the NCAA feeder? So they can read Proust, study differential equations, and become good citizens of the world? Tough to do when you practice for 4 or more hours a day, traveling around the country all semester when other kids are studying (or, to be fair, drinking).

Or is it so the schools can make a boat-load of cash?
BullySixChicago

United States

#19 Jun 23, 2009
you people who are downing Rose who would you have takem Beasley a guy who has been to as many schools as points he scored and fines he got this year from the heat for being late and other infractions? You people who think a test has something to do with your basketball ability have never played basketball. You can harp on Rose all you want like one poster said many all-star games and titles with the right people and you same clowns will be saying test test test hmmmmmmm did you know one of the richest men in he world is a college drop out what does that say about college and tests?
strongbad

Justice, IL

#20 Jun 23, 2009
I too cheated on my SAT's and that was before the recognition of my raw, undeniable talent as a waiter. And look at me know, making a few bucks an hour, under declaring tips, and getting drunk on almost a nightly basis. I'd say I am living the dream, just as Rose is. Rose, don't let the dream killers get in your way. Those who can, DO. Those who can't, hate! Word...
boll

Shelbyville, IN

#21 Jun 23, 2009
trade the picks for veterns, then go free agency. forget this draft.
Alpo

United States

#22 Jun 23, 2009
I love Henderson if we can move up. But I'd love a deal for Amare or Bosh even more, which in turn will lead to DWade coming home in '10. All ChiTown Bulls Backcourt in 2010!

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