Taj Gibson had a career-high 23 points and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 99-79 Wednesday night.
Thirty percent of the Bulls salary-cap space is useless, again.
Nate Robinson and Jordan Hamilton each hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter, helping the Denver Nuggets pull away for a 97-87 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.
Luol Deng and Derrick Rose scored 17 points each to lead Chicago (1-3). Rose scored only three points in the second half.
Only 82 games and at least one best-of-seven playoff series to go before this season starts for real.
Tom Thibodeau apparently turned into Gregg Popovich when we weren’t looking.
Luol Deng is tremendously important to the Bulls, which is why they should avoid signing him to another long-term extension.
Any hope of locking up two-time All-Star Luol Deng before he hits free agency next summer went out the window when the forward’s agent said his client will “certainly visit free agency.”
Tension upstairs at the Berto Center brings back the good old days of Bulls basketball.
According to a report from ESPN, the Bulls have been in talks with the Wizards on a trade that would send Luol Deng to Washington for the No. 3 pick in the draft.
And with the 94-91 Game 5 loss in Miami, the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are nothing more than a memory.
It’s time to stop the pain and the suffering. It’s time to put the bull down.
The busted-up Bulls will continue on without Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich.
It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
For the depleted Bulls, this is nothing new.
Though he wasn’t able to help his teammates fight off the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Luol Deng was there in spirit. .
When the Bulls take on the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night, they’ll be extremely shorthanded.
Luol Deng will miss Game 7 of Chicago’s series against the Brooklyn Nets, but the Bulls still hope Kirk Hinrich can play.
Things keep getting worse for the depleted Bulls.
Nate Robinson, who was battling the flu and seen vomiting on the Bulls bench finished with 18 points while playing 42 minutes. After a draining game for him, Robinson sat quietly at his locker before addressing the media:
“You just have got to muster up enough energy,” Robinson said, “no excuses”.