2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:11 pm

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Wilson A2000 wrote:If the Bulls do want to trade Rose, what could they expect to get for him?


Old teams that are trying to compete don't trade their best player.


Well, the rumors are there. Jimmy and Rose are not far apart when I look at what they bring defensively and offensively. Rose's contract, Bulls brass tired of his act, Rose's loss of explosion to the rim, lack of willingness to work with Jimmy, and injury history are plenty of reasons that a trade is a good possibility.,


No, it's really not; any talk of the Bulls moving on from Rose are with the idea they simply don't re-sign him after his contract is up. What team is going to give up real value for an oft-injured player who is ridiculously expensive and who they could simply just try and sign as a FA after next season? This ain't baseball. IF the Bulls trade him it's for peanuts in the hope they can free up money for next season, but they're looking to be competitive now regardless of what happens between them and Rose after his contract is up, and getting rid of Rose basically kills them for this season.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Wilson A2000 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:37 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Wilson A2000 wrote:
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Wilson A2000 wrote:If the Bulls do want to trade Rose, what could they expect to get for him?


Old teams that are trying to compete don't trade their best player.


Well, the rumors are there. Jimmy and Rose are not far apart when I look at what they bring defensively and offensively. Rose's contract, Bulls brass tired of his act, Rose's loss of explosion to the rim, lack of willingness to work with Jimmy, and injury history are plenty of reasons that a trade is a good possibility.,


No, it's really not; any talk of the Bulls moving on from Rose are with the idea they simply don't re-sign him after his contract is up. What team is going to give up real value for an oft-injured player who is ridiculously expensive and who they could simply just try and sign as a FA after next season? This ain't baseball. IF the Bulls trade him it's for peanuts in the hope they can free up money for next season, but they're looking to be competitive now regardless of what happens between them and Rose after his contract is up, and getting rid of Rose basically kills them for this season.


Put out some bait and see if a team like the Lakers or Jordan bites and wants to be stupid

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Ryne Ween » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:39 pm

It's amazing that Jimmy is discussed as maybe better than Rose and he deserves credit for his amazing improvement.

But he's a 26 or 27 year old with 1 good offensive season in his entire basketball career. At this point I have to say that it's more likely to me that this Bulls team can be a winner if rose plays like a elite player than butler recreating or building on last year.

Jimmy is off to a nice start but even this 6 games (when Jimmy has played to great efficiency stats) you can see rose can break down a defense and create easy scoring in a way Jimmy does not have the talent to replicate.

I don't believe rose doesn't want to play well with Jimmy. I think his game is suited to work best with pau or a shooter than an attacking wing who is not quite a great off ball player.

Watching rose this past game makes me hopeful. Whenever he had a mismatch he immediately created space for his midrange jumper. He also penetrated and fed other mismatches.

If they tried to get rid of him now because they want to move away from him later, than that's a shame because this team has the talent to compete and our best shot is an elite performance from rose and whatever pau can bring late in the season.

Doesn't it make more sense to try to keep rose for another contract based on the movement in the cap for the next 2 CBAs than move him or not resign?

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby SpongeWorthy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:40 pm

p tired of seeing noah and gasol out there together for long stretches

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Ryne Ween » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:30 pm

Lol at the shot the Twolves set up at the end of reg.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:32 pm

I've never heard of a game starting at 5 PM local time. turned in expecting to see the end of the first quarter and instead I saw the last play of regulation.
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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby SpongeWorthy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:37 pm

rose's ability to attack with elevation and contort to get himself a good look at the rim is pretty much gone

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Postby UMFan83 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:40 pm

Damn outscored 16-4 over the last 10 mins of play.

Ps what happened to Niko?
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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby SpongeWorthy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:43 pm

if you get shutout in overtime you should have to leave the court naked with your dick tucked between your legs

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Derwood » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:18 pm

I feel like they are playing a strike-shortened schedule right now. I know they're not, but it feels like they're playing every night

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby ChiCubsFan » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:10 am

Derwood wrote:I feel like they are playing a strike-shortened schedule right now. I know they're not, but it feels like they're playing every night



??? They haven't played a back to back since the first 2 games of the season.
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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Derwood » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:08 pm

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Derwood wrote:I feel like they are playing a strike-shortened schedule right now. I know they're not, but it feels like they're playing every night



??? They haven't played a back to back since the first 2 games of the season.


I know, I just said it "feels" that way.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Old Style » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:57 am

"I'm sorry, folks outside of SEC country, but a few facts are incontrovertible. They smoke better barbecue than you. Their women are prettier than your women. They play football better than your schools play football." - Andy Staples, SI

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Banedon » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:00 am

Him being a country music fan is bigger news to me.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby David » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:03 am

that's common knowledge, not news
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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Banedon » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:10 am

Uh oh. My lack of knowledge of the personal lives of NBA players is showing itself.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:10 am

He grew up in Texas with a white family during very formative years of his youth. Of course he likes country music.
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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:18 am

This is from 2012

He hails from Tomball, Texas, a small town of about 11,000 people that's 34 miles north of Houston. Given that proximity, one might think Butler would have big-city tendencies.

But it turns out Butler calls dinner "supper" and has an affinity for country music and cowboy boots. In fact, his boot collection is similar to most basketball players' sneaker stashes.

"I feel like it's my own thing," Butler said. "It's not my way of being different; I just want my own style. Not too many people do it. I'm from Tomball, a small town—it's country. But that's where I'm from and I like wearing cowboy boots. My teammates get a kick out of it, but it's just like wearing Adidas, like wearing Jordans or wearing Nikes."

His teammates certainly enjoy teasing him about it.

"You know, I guess that's that Texas swag," said Joakim Noah, a New York native. "I mean, I've never met a black man that wore cowboy boots like that before."

Taj Gibson, another native New Yorker, was even less diplomatic.

"It's terrible, just terrible," Gibson said. "But that's his swag so I'm gonna roll with him. But it's not me at all."

Butler didn't wear cowboy boots as a kid; it wasn't until he got to college that his inner cowboy was set free.

"When I was at Marquette, everyone kept calling me 'country' and saying I had cows in my backyard and stuff like that," said Butler, who's averaging 4.5 points in 14 minutes per game this season. "So I was like, OK, you wanna call me a cowboy? I'll show y'all a cowboy.

"So I started wearing Wranglers, cowboy boots, hats, the belt buckles, all of that good stuff. And now that I'm here in Chicago, my teammates know that I love country music. They know that I own a guitar. So I figured why not play into the stereotype?"

While many of Butler's teammates aren't familiar with the concept of the black cowboy, Carlos Boozer is not one of them. After years playing for the Utah Jazz, he became acquainted with another NBA player who was about the cowboy life.

"I'm used to seeing Karl Malone with the country gear on in Utah," Boozer said. "So I told Jimmy that The Mailman does it too, but he goes all out. He has the belt buckle, the ten-gallon hat, all that. Jimmy doesn't rock it like that."

Nate Robinson, Butler's closest friend on the team, is open to wearing cowboy gear, but with conditions.

"I told him I'll wear the cowboy stuff one day, but he's got to wear Jordans and stuff that I like. And I told him, if I wear the cowboy gear, I'm going hard. I need the boots, the big belt buckle, the button-up shirt tucked in, the hat, the straw. See, he doesn't do that; he does it half-ass. He's a half-ass cowboy. I'm going all the way with it."

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Old Style » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:23 am

Jimmy has some other likes too.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:00 am

Dude in the middle is Hootie and 2Pac's secret lovechild.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Ryne Ween » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:36 pm

We stinks.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:44 pm

Da [expletive]. It's a 75-73 game at the end of the 3rd quarter.

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Postby Tim » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:11 pm

Ryne Ween wrote:We stinks.

Totally.
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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:30 pm

Weened.

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Re: 2015-2016 Chicago Bulls season

Postby UMFan83 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:47 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Da [expletive]. It's a 75-73 game at the end of the 3rd quarter.


To his credit, they have already played 10 whole games
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