Bulls can't stop streaking Rockets

Bulls can't stop streaking Rockets

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 24, 2008, titled Bulls can't stop streaking Rockets. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

For at least Sunday night, veteran experience or not, Larry Hughes and Drew Gooden were just like Joakim Noah, Tyrus Thomas or Thabo Sefolosha.

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Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 24, 2008
Didn't watch the game because that last game against Denver is the best this team will play the rest of the season. The Bulls still stink just like my life.
Brent in NC

Weaverville, NC

#2 Feb 25, 2008
they need to pick 8 players and stick with them. too many combinations of players last night.... dont forget thabo in this 8 though.
Mr Big

Schaumburg, IL

#3 Feb 25, 2008
From my filters, Tyrus and Jokem played well along with the new guys. The problem are the 3 outside shooters- Gordon, NoSee and Hinrich. If any or all aren't hitting their shots...usually means trouble.
Florida Jim

Clermont, FL

#4 Feb 25, 2008
"You'd always like to get a win," Hughes said. "But we'll be fine." What this means is he collects big money on a team that does not make the playoffs and he can have an early summer. The Bulls have far too many turnovers and seem lost at handling the ball, and shooting.
Boylan is blowing his big opportunity I am afraid.

Springfield, IL

#5 Feb 25, 2008
Defense? I'm still waiting for someone to put a body on McGrady.
Larry in Lincolnwood

Chicago, IL

#6 Feb 25, 2008
Everyone aboe me made great, noteworthy objective comments that I would have made.
Adding to that:

1. Gooden- get rid of the stupid beard. You look like you should be a sea captain, not someone trying to run the court.

2. Bye, bye Gordon- you stink. It doesn't matter if you score 30 on a given night. No defense, taking shots before anyone is under the basket to try to get a board. Same goes with Nocioni. Yet get great hustle, but also a dumb ballplayer.

3. Check the stats night after night and usually Thabo has the best +/- on points. In other words, of all the guards, heplays the best defense. True, he also plays small forward and that's only because Deng has become a shell of himself. Don't kow if it's injury or fear of looking bad on the court and lowering next year's contract.

4. You have a team where there are 3 styles of play out there on the court at any given moment and none of it meshes together.
The guards are either too stupid in fundamentals or too slow- don't know. But how many times have you seen this year with opponents sitting at the arc ready to make another 3 and put a dagger into any momentum.

5. You have Hughes, who if he stays healthy and doesn't whine actually penetrates to the basket to make better percentage shots. What the heck is Gordon doing on the court with him at the same time? Just sit Gordon, write off the investment and let him sign with another team next year. At least you'll get maybe a draft pick for it (in a sign and trade).

6. Has Thomas realized yet that he cannot make a shot father out than 10 feet? And the ones he makes are accidental bank shots. That's ok, but recognize your limitations.
No defense

United States

#7 Feb 25, 2008
Ben Wallace sleep-walked through his season and a half with the Bulls. No question. But is it a coincidence that the Bulls have yet to play a stitch of defense since Wallace left? Giving up an average of 115 points a game isn't going to get you into the playoffs.
Cal ChiFan

Tustin, CA

#8 Feb 25, 2008
Actually, last night's game was pretty good effort all things considered. They just went into the arena of the hottest team in the league right now with players that haven't even practiced yet. Which leads me to my point on the timing of this move. Does Paxson want me to believe that these players weren't available BEFORE the all star break? Hence, giving them time to get more familiar with the system before they went into this critical period which could make or break the rest of the season? Or was he reluctant to pull the trigger on the deal because he didn't want to part with Ben I've-got-my-money-so-why-play- anymore Wallace? And BTW JB, Larry Hughes can handle the ball better than anybody else on this team so you're starting five should be Hughes, Sefalosha, Gooden, Noah, and Thomas (who's athletic enough to play small forward). Let that GREAT core Paxson wants to protect come off the bench.

Herndon, VA

#9 Feb 25, 2008
What a bunch of hoooey! Learning the system? Cleveland started all of their new guys yesterday and they are fighting for the playoffs, we get 2 guys from a contender and they don't play much because they are learning on the fly? No wonder we can't win, same old same old if you ask me!

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Feb 25, 2008
cal chifan- i like your starting lineup. get rid of no see, little ben and hinrich the brick thrower.
Cal ChiFan

Tustin, CA

#11 Feb 25, 2008
scpttb512 wrote:
What a bunch of hoooey! Learning the system? Cleveland started all of their new guys yesterday and they are fighting for the playoffs, we get 2 guys from a contender and they don't play much because they are learning on the fly? No wonder we can't win, same old same old if you ask me!
scpttb512, the Cleveland playbook starts with Lebron, then continues with Lebron, and finally finishes with Lebron. That's their entire playbook. They could sign me and I could fit into that system right away. I WISH the Bulls had that luxury. The Bulls have to rely more on a team effort due to lack of superstars. Takes a bit for a team to gel. PLUS THE FACT, CLEVELAND PLAYED MEMPHIS WHO COULDN'T BEAT THE COLLEGE TEAM FROM MEMPHIS! AND THEY PLAYED THEM AT HOME NO LESS! WITH NO PAU GASOL!! The Bulls played possibly the hottest team in the NBA right now and on the road. C'mon... I'm hard on them too but you have to give them a little credit.

Columbus, NC

#12 Feb 25, 2008
I know it's only one game, and the oppostion for the Bulls was tougher than was Memphis for the Cavaliers, but based on one game it seems like the Cavs got the better of the trade. Wallace was very good scoring 10 poinst and 12 boards in 34 minutes while Joe Smith added14 points and 6 boards in only24 minutes. Wallace is playing forward not center and looked very comfortable in that position.

Windsor, CO

#13 Feb 28, 2008
I agree

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