Bulls' Joakim Noah feeling more comfortable on court

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Joakim Noah glanced down at his line in the box score late Friday night in Sacramento, which showed his 17 points and three blocks.
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BKO

Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 31, 2009
Super Bowl blurb pretty much says it all about this team, doesn't it? I feel bad for the sportswriters stuck following this dead-on-its-feet team.
Tiffany

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2009
was joakim ever uncomfortable?i never noticed,i only thought larry was uncomfortable,but he did aight,he could'nt really guard shaq,he kept gettin pushed
milwaukees best

Georgetown, TX

#3 Jan 31, 2009
BKO wrote:
Super Bowl blurb pretty much says it all about this team, doesn't it? I feel bad for the sportswriters stuck following this dead-on-its-feet team.
start watching these games,,,,NO WAY WERE WE DEAD ON OUR FEET TONIGHT,

PAY ATTENTION!!!!
Tiffany

United States

#4 Jan 31, 2009
they won out of luck tonight
LOLR

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 31, 2009
Luck, LOL

Luck gets you 3 st8? blowouts no less

The Trolls are hungry tonight.
Lester

Borden, IN

#6 Feb 1, 2009
I wish that loser would feel more comfortable on some other team's court. He is worse than a wasted draft pick, he's a cancer on this Bulls team.
TJS

Oak Lawn, IL

#7 Feb 1, 2009
What we are seeing is a team starting to accept their roles. Paxson is correct to have patience with this group and Reinsdorf is correct in backing Paxson.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 1, 2009
No-Shot No-Talent No-Ah can't even spell court, he is a clown. No-Shot
is dumber than Paxson's hind licker Kapt Klank Hinrich.

Did you see Klank screw up over and over again in the last quarter. Yes, he made a lay up near the end. That did not make up for his continuing multitude of bad shots and choices. He is the Kapt of nothing.
BKO

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 1, 2009
milwaukees best wrote:
<quoted text>
start watching these games,,,,NO WAY WERE WE DEAD ON OUR FEET TONIGHT,
PAY ATTENTION!!!!
I'd rather not. We have a winning team playing in that stadium that is worth the attention. It ain't the Bulls.
Jose Bittermen

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 1, 2009
Wow. Who pessed in your guys Cheerios this morning? I will be the first to admit that this Bulls team has been tough to watch this year. Gordon and Hughes are selfish and shoot way too much. Noah was essentially useless. Deng has not lived up to his contract. Tyrus...where to begin? The lone bright spot has been Derrick Rose. You cannot say enough about this kid. I know that we've had a few wins against less than stellar West coast teams, but you have to admit that they are playing better. Luol is finally attacking the basket. Noah is actually contributing with solid rebounding and even a little defense. I'm not saying he's great, but he is at least starting to show some of the promise that made him a lottery pick. The hiring of Del Negro was a disaster in my opinion. This team needed an established coach that could come in and command respect. Losing out on D'Antoni was huge, but were and are other guys out there. That being said, there needs to be a change on this roster. I would really like to see the Bulls become one of those teams clearing cap space for the 2010 class. However, I don't want LeBron or Wade (ok, obviously I do, but I don't see it happening), I want them to go after Chris Bosh. I think Derrick needs a big man to play off of. I hoped that Tyrus could become to Derrick as Tyson Chandler is to Chris Paul, but as long as he keeps shooting 18-footers, it's not happening.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#11 Feb 1, 2009
Not that i feel this team deserves anything for the way they've played thus far this season, giving them the entire day off after a three day win streak on the road could be justified. Obviously Vinny wised up to not make going to his party mandatory. Either have them practice or not; however, forcing them to attend something on their free time was a foolish idea, and smartly revised by Del Negro.
ziggy

Chicago, IL

#12 Feb 1, 2009
Noah's getting it together, and with a court presence of Noah, Tyrus, Deng and Rose, we're actually getting something going here!
Rick

Crystal Lake, IL

#13 Feb 1, 2009
the joker is feeling more comfortable heh? dont bogart that joint my friend pass it over to ....
Jezeble

Haskell, NJ

#14 Feb 1, 2009
Wow! Lester and Alex, what's your deal with Noah? Your attacks seem mighty personal to me. What. did he sleep with your girlfriends? Noah's numbers are pretty impressive for the minutes he plays. He is barely half way through his second season and is doing better than a lot of guys who are playing higher minutes. For example, we were falling over ourselves to pay Ben Wallace $15 million a year and Noah has him beat in just about every column in the stats sheets:

Ben Wallace:
PPG 3.3
RPG 6.7
APG 0.7
SPG 0.9
BPG 1.6
FG% 0.472
FT% 0.440
3P% 0.000
MPG 24.4

Jo Noah:
PPG 5.1
RPG 6.3
APG 0.9
SPG 0.5
BPG 1.4
FG% 0.534
FT% 0.563
3P% 0.000
MPG 19.8

Maybe if the coaches would have gotten him the extra help -- conditioning and otherwise -- he would be further along. If you recall the Lakers stuck with Bynum -- even though Kobe wanted him gone -- and look where they are today. Big men take time and investment. We have given Tyrus and Noah neither on this team. BACK THE FUCK OFF!!!
Tiffany

United States

#15 Feb 1, 2009
ben wallace is way better than jaokim,ben got exeperience,and the only thing joakim is better at is free throws,cuz ben cant hit a free throw for sh!t,but overall,larry is better than both of them.aight
Jezeble

Haskell, NJ

#16 Feb 1, 2009
Tiffany, from one woman to another -- and I say that with some reservation since your behavior is more like that of a 10-year-old girl -- FIND YOURSELF A MAN! Larry is pretty much taken and I doubt you are his type. Groupies rarely get lucky! Now, if you want to talk basketball, objectively, then please feel free to get back to me.
Tiffany

United States

#17 Feb 1, 2009
your a girl too?i though i was the only one,but anyways,im not 10,im much older,and i dont want larry,i want him to play,thye've been strugglin ever since they benched him,did'nt you noticed?now just because they won 2 games dont mean nothing,i think they still need him,you feel me?
Jezeble

Haskell, NJ

#18 Feb 1, 2009
I feel you, but as someone who works in this industry, believe me when I tell you that Larry is neither the answer nor the Bulls savior. Larry wants more minutes and the way the team is structured right now, he is not going to get it. I don't think he was ever in the long-term plans, and he is comfortable with the idea of a trade. He wants to go to a team with a less crowded back court and with a much bigger role for him in the offense. If you truly are a fan and value his skills, you should wish him the best of luck and keep rooting for him wherever he lands.

Peace!
Tiffany

United States

#19 Feb 1, 2009
dont worry i will.larry can be a starter or a bench player,and still get double digit points,he can be valuable to any team,and i think that tha bulls are madd stupid for not seeing that.by industry do you mean you work in the basketball industry?and i noticed you live in the bronx,so do i,ignore the logan,il thing
Jezeble

Haskell, NJ

#20 Feb 1, 2009
Actually, I don't live in the Bronx, but I do live in New York City, and I do work in the Pro-sport/Basketball industry. Unfortunately, when you are a woman and you post on these forums you are dismissed as not being knowledgeable or a true sport fan. However, I do agree that Larry will most certainly be an asset to the right team, and I think a deal is in the works and quite imminent. The Bulls have never been a prudent franchise when it comes to acquiring, securing, developing maximizing and retaining talent, so I don't see how this particular situation would be an exception.

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