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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby David » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Derwood wrote:
David wrote:7 footers who can handle the ball like that and pull off that off balance shot are not a dime a dozen


True, but there are several in the league, and calling that play a "14/10" is ridiculously hyperbolic


that shot is extremely hard to make
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Postby big ball chunky time » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:29 pm

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David wrote:7 footers who can handle the ball like that and pull off that off balance shot are not a dime a dozen


True, but there are several in the league, and calling that play a "14/10" is ridiculously hyperbolic


that shot is extremely hard to make


and it's ... freakin twitter. calm down derwood damn, when you see dog rates give some pup a 11/10 do you criticize that too
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:31 pm

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Derwood wrote:
True, but there are several in the league, and calling that play a "14/10" is ridiculously hyperbolic


that shot is extremely hard to make


and it's ... freakin twitter. calm down derwood damn, when you see dog rates give some pup a 11/10 do you criticize that too

I do because a lot of them aren't actually dogs.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Brian » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:38 pm

this discussion reminded me that this existed so I wanted to see it again



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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby David » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:41 pm

Brian wrote:this discussion reminded me that this existed so I wanted to see it again



21/10



i believe this was the exact moment that i flipped on noah
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby bukie » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:07 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Yeah sorry to be that guy that complains about an exciting win but we could have moved to within a half game of the best possible lottery odds

If the best possible lottery odds would be stating in 4th, a game ahead of the Cavs, then the Bulls did nothing to hurt themselves last night.

The Bulls have been in 4th for the last two months, they'll likely be 4th in a month, and there's no chance they fall out of the top 5. The only damage the Bulls do by playing well is making it less likely that a regime change will happen.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:05 pm

i love lavine. i'm glad they matched
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:13 pm

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UMFan83 wrote:Yeah sorry to be that guy that complains about an exciting win but we could have moved to within a half game of the best possible lottery odds

If the best possible lottery odds would be stating in 4th, a game ahead of the Cavs, then the Bulls did nothing to hurt themselves last night.

The Bulls have been in 4th for the last two months, they'll likely be 4th in a month, and there's no chance they fall out of the top 5. The only damage the Bulls do by playing well is making it less likely that a regime change will happen.


Best possible odds are top 3. But also the value of being higher is you can’t drop as far. Right now Bulls can pick from 1-7, if they don’t pass the Cavs they get 1.5% higher odds of #1, 4% better odds of finishing top 4, and can’t fall farther than 7th. Not a huge gain but I’d prefer to be in that position if possible.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Brian » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:20 pm

isn't pick 4 also done by lottery now?, so Bulls could actually go 1-8
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Regular Show » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:30 pm

I'll admit I was pulling for the Bulls to win last night. Something about Jimmy Butler pisses me off now. His personality has definitely changed. Maybe he's always been an horsefeathers and I just never noticed? On that last drive (for Philly), Jimmy actually hooks Zach's arm with his arm to draw the foul. Complete BS call.

I think the Bulls have a lot of potential, and that this rebuild has gone decently well. I'm just worried GarPax can't take the next step to legit playoff contender without some lottery luck. Remember that the Bulls a decade ago were a solid playoff team led by Deng, Noah, Hinrich and Ben Gordon before one single disastrous season left them with 1.7% odds at the #1 pick (DRose). That's what changed everything for the Bulls.

GarPax can't attract any big FAs and/or trade for a superstar that would be willing to sign an extension here. I'm worried they don't know how to "finish" the rebuild. So it's basically Zion and hope he develops into a star player. Otherwise, I think the Bulls become a playoff team next year. They're just not in the upper echelon of teams in the East. Will you be happy if they get the #6 seed and lose in the first round?

Sadly, GarPax and M. Reinsdorf will be very happy with that result.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:42 am

is lauri hurt or something
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Brian » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:50 am

13 games left - 1.5 out of the top 3, and 4.5 clear of dropping to 5.

New "only my teams" doomsday scenario - they end up in 3rd and Cleveland wins the lottery out of the 4 spot.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Brian » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:35 am

I know nothing about college basketball so I don't really have any strong opinions on this rumor, but it doesn't seem like a great idea.





Also Lavine is playing tonight, that is just grossly negligent on so many levels.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:09 am

Why the hell would he want to leave Kansas to come here? Why does GarPax like Big 12 coaches so much?
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Andy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:17 am

There is absolutely no way Self is coaching the Bulls next year
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:27 am

why is lauri imploding
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Flames24Rulz » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:38 pm

must L tonight
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby The_Achiever » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:51 pm

17 Seconds wrote:why is lauri imploding


He definitely looks like he could use a few "load management" games off. I get that they're trying to establish a culture (ha!) but the focus should be making sure the important players finish the season in one piece.

I'd also give Zach some time off too. Hope they can finish strong in the Zion race.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Brian » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:17 am

tfw when you're throwing away percentage points at Zion
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:49 am

Could have ended the night 1 game behind the Suns for second worst record in the league and 0.5 behind Cleveland for 3rd worst. Instead it’s 3 GB the suns and 1 behind Cleveland. I know the difference in odds is not much between 3rd and 4th and there is no difference between 2nd and 3rd but it still matters because it determines how far you can fall if you don’t get lucky. At the 2nd spot you can’t fall below 6th, at the 4th spot you can fall to 8th.

Not sure how much it matters in a draft where there isn’t much separation between the 5th pick and the 15th pick (supposedly) but it’s certainly always good to have the highest pick possible.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:28 am

It was so obvious we weren't going to lose that game
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Brian » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:46 pm



what is wrong with these people.
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Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

Postby Flames24Rulz » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:49 pm

hey, they gotta show off LaVine torching another bum team as a reason to get excited about the rebuild.
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