Kerr checks in from the United Center on CTL
Brady got familiar with big games on the side of Chicago. Former Bulls star NBA analyst Steve -- Steve I know it's a regular season game but there's still has a lot of implications both try to get the top seed. He tried to track him down at for the heat and the Bulls it's a statement game isn't it. It is so I think it's a big game for the Bulls just because if they do win they almost wrap up home court in the east. But I think it's a bigger game for Miami because they've been struggling lately they do not look like themselves. And they need to get some positive momentum here going into the last couple weeks of the season. Thanks Steve -- -- both the Tribune how important is it for Derrick. To get back into the flow of the offense and carry this since the playoffs after the injury. Well I think it's critical. You know because Sunday's game against New York when he did come back and play dead meat turnovers I think he shot eight for 26. He needs I think at least 45 games to get his rhythm. And it's been a troubling season for him -- all these injuries he had been able to build that rhythm and that continuity. Did his year or so would be great for -- fans to be able to see him healthy here the last couple weeks. Hey Steve it's Jason got -- Yahoo! Sports Radio a lot of Bulls fans I know expect the age. Collision with the Miami Heat Eastern Conference finals again when you look at both these teams you assume there full strength for if that series were to happen. Has anything changed from last year from your perspective on either side maybe something to give Bulls fans little more hope -- and better. -- rip Hamilton is the major difference personnel wise and if he plays like he did the other night when he 120 points and he was so active and aggressive. That I think it does change the equation because. A year ago the difference in that series was at Chicago just didn't have enough score in Miami has the ability to turn up the heat defensively. No pun intended. But they did that in that series and after game one they had Derrick Rose under control. They force him into some really tough perimeter shots and they were able to stage even on the boards in about point the advantage went straight Miami's way so. If rib can be a consistent scorer. Then all the sudden the game -- a little bit back to -- Chicago. Based -- mark Gonzales I think the Bulls are sixteen and seven without without Rose and you talked about Hamilton but. How important that when Rose comes back denial incorporate Hamilton but other guys in the offense because you know they're gonna become had Derek when he comes back. That's important for them good to have everybody clicking you know one of the keys with Chicago's Dolphins -- they wanna get you moving maybe if they get the ball moving. Now the defense is moving. And the key is not necessarily making a shot but getting a good one and getting some penetration. Because then the Bulls bigs can take over and they're the best offensive rebounding team in the NBA. So if they get everybody clicking and they get Hamilton coming off screens they got Korver on the other side. Now you're creating a lot of confusion defensively. And that allows everything to click for the Bulls Altman's. Tasting last fall before we let you go appreciate you taking time for us. Coming into the season many people said. Got the heat they're gonna win 55 games they're going to be unbelievable nobody can bother them and yet here they sit. They're not the number one seed they've had their moments where they lose at home why do you think they have struggle at the times they. Have. Well usually it's because of rebounding in all of their losses they've gotten pounded on the glass it's a team that doesn't have a lot of front court depth. And I think when they're in the half court they're not -- offensively they're they're lethal. In transition but you get -- more half court game because wade and LeBron both like the ball either one of the great perimeter shooter. I think they struggled to find. Rhythms of their offense so that's obviously doing the Bulls team you don't control the glass take care of the boards. And keep Miami and a half court game and then you know Chicago has the advantage hasty one other player -- came out instead of playing the Olympics the player should be paid. What do you think. Well I think you have to understand the context. With which -- -- he said that he was answering a question. And he referred specifically -- all the Jersey sales. I have no problem without Dwyane Wade's number nine Jersey or whatever it is it says USA on it is being sold in somebody's making money. Shouldn't he get a pizza. If the money's going someone's pocket yet it's going to USA basketball now. Fair enough. I don't know where the money's going powered out to do some investigative work there you've got it maybe you got to make up and jerseys it's.
Ex-Bull and TNT analyst Steve Kerr previews tonight's Bulls-Heat game and gives his take on what team will come out of the Eastern Conference -4/12