Tuesday, February 9, 2010
From the Trib:
INDIANAPOLIS -- In his first comments since serving a one-game suspension for berating Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro over a lack of playing time, forward Tyrus Thomas told the Tribune he has "no regrets" over the incident.
Those two words might have represented the longest of Thomas' answers. Here's the transcript of the interview, conducted before Tuesday's game against the Pacers:
Tribune: Do you have any regrets over the incident?
Thomas: "No regrets."
Tribune: How do you move forward from it?
Thomas: "Ain't nothing to harp on. It's over with."
Tribune: Are you frustrated?
Thomas: "Nah. I'm just going to play. There's nothing to be frustrated about."
Tribune: Vinny has said he has a clean slate with you. Do you believe him?
Thomas: "If that's what he said, then that's what it is. It's over with. There's nothing to talk about. It's all good."
Tyrus Thomas is so immature and as I said before, the Bulls need to move him before his trade value hits an all-time low.
Meanwhile, Tyrus will be back in the Bulls rotation tonight according to KC Johnson as the Bulls take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at 6:00 PM on WCIU at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Pacers are a struggling team this season and Danny Granger is only shooting around 42% after an All-Star season last year with the Pacers. I think the Bulls take this one but who knows with this team. In the Bulls last 25 games, they are 9-2 against winning teams but only 6-8 against losing teams. This is a classic example of playing up to your competition and playing down to your competition.
Monday, February 8, 2010
From a poster at RealGM:
Latest info I got is that Brendan Haywood has been informed that he could be going to Chicago for Tyrus Thomas and James Johnson.This comes from a player my guy represents here in Europe and is close to Brendan.
Not sure how reliable this poster is but it would be a pretty solid trade if the Bulls could get it done. Haywood is an expiring contract that is almost average a double double in almost 33 MPG. If the Bulls do get this deal done, it would probably set off another trade involving Brad Miller maybe for T-Mac.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The Bulls beat the Heat tonight 95-91 at the United Center without Tyrus Thomas who was suspended before the game. Luol Deng has a nice game chipping in 25 points and 7 rebounds on 8-19 shooting. Derrick Rose didn't pick up many assists today but did score 24 points on 9-19 shooting. Derrick's jumper has been rather flat since the San Antonio game which leads me to believe that he is beginning to tire down kind of like he did before the All Star Break last year. Despite a flat jumper, Rose is still filling out the box score. Chris Richard who the Bulls signed to a 10 day contract to replace the injured Joakim Noah earlier in the week did a nice job tonight grabbing 7 rebounds and blocking 2 shots in 20 minutes of action. Kirk Hinrich did a nice job on Dwyane Wade holding him to 20 points on 33% shooting. Michael Beasley, who the Bulls were considering drafting with the #1 pick back in 2008 over Derrick Rose, had an abysmal game going 2-11 from the field and committing 4 turnovers. It's safe to say that the Bulls made the right choice choosing Rose over Beasley in that draft.
More news is coming out about the Tyrus suspension. According to reports, Tyrus screamed at Vinny Del Negro and used profanities towards him during a meeting about playing time. Note to Tyrus, if you want playing time get your head out of your ass and stop being a dumbass on the court. Tyrus is clearly not a team player and we need to ship his ass out ASAP.
The Bulls next game is Tuesday in Indiana against an average Pacers team that is very beatable. Danny Granger is not the same player that he was last year as he has battled with injuries and has shot around 41% from the field.
Here's Brad Miller leading a fastbreak and Rose finishing the fastbreak with a dunk tonight:
I'll start off this thread by mentioning that Tyrus Thomas has been suspended by the Bulls for tonight for "conduct detrimental to the team" according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Tyrus Thomas is an average NBA player with the NBA IQ the size of a peanut. This guy will be playing in Europe next season for sure. This guy is a childish diva that can't finish in front of the rim this season, he can't hit a jumpshot to save his life, and he has no basketball IQ!
Back to the game, with the news that Tyrus has been suspended, we lack serious depth in the frontcourt so I'm fully predicting a 4th straight loss.
And a final FUCK YOU to Tyrus.
Friday, February 5, 2010
The Bulls lost yet again thanks to another poor 4th quarter. The Bulls were outscored 27-11 in the 4th. Josh Smith recorded his second career triple double with 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists on 7-14 shooting. Jamal Crawford outscored the Bulls bench by himself 17-8.
This Bulls team clearly has to make a trade. They went 0-10 from three tonight and good a poor shooting effort out of Kirk Hinrich. There is no way GarPax should stay pat this trade deadline. Vinny is also probably on his way out as expected during the offseason. Once again an opposing coach made adjustments and Vinny made no adjustments and the Bulls lost because of it.
The Bulls are back home tomorrow night against the Miami Heat. The Heat have historically played us tough these past few seasons so it's going to be another tough game.
I'll leave you with this. Derrick Rose has 2 great plays tonight against the Hawks:
The Bulls take on Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Jamal Crawford, Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks tonight at Phillips Arena.
Projected starting lineups:
PG Derrick Rose
SG Kirk Hinrich
SF Luol Deng
PF Taj Gibson
C Brad Miller
6th man: John Salmons
PG Mike Bibby
SG Joe Johnson
SF Marvin Williams
PF Josh Smith
C Al Horford
6th man: Jamal Crawford
Player to watch:
Derrick has had his best games of his NBA career against the Atlanta Hawks. Rose averages 23.4 PPG on 53% FG, 6.0 APG,and 4.6 RPG in 5 career games against the Hawks. The last time the Bulls played the Hawks, Derrick put this move on Al Horford: