CTL: What is wrong with the Bulls?
Mon, 19 Nov 2012|
David Kaplan and Monday's CTL panel discuss the Bulls' struggles lately, especially on the defensive end - 11/19
Both circus trip turning out the way they're used to the struggling away from home. Saturday night tried to hang with the -- out Clippers Blake Griffin. Put him away while the 46 in the final six minutes of the game. But -- went up 10180. Second straight game the count them up game allowed 100 points than last night in Portland. Feel the century again this kind of kept it close go fourteen to run with the Blazers are. For good Portland -- 94. Third straight game with the -- 100 points -- is that a cause for concern with Tom -- defense cannot. He's thrown it in check Sully. Yeah I mean through what are we expect going to miss. I mean 500 -- not we had people sitting here. -- use any of you three but we had other right many hall. Are they should win fifty games the fifty. Was it David you -- you -- fourth in the peninsula since they could still when that division I don't think they'll. I mean is not a good division horrible the other defense does that -- their bench is just bad note three point shooting. Yeah. He hit his last year without there you knew they were like they're still five on five which is you know. You know better than that thinks like I expect they're so close it would kill -- 55 and a what do you think. Yeah. -- you know I mean hey here's what he has the big game. And you start to think maybe they're gonna get some points inside the I think it's -- more scoring the other. They will start to play defense I think I think there is something to be said for the system. Something be -- for coach that requires effort. But I just don't know how you're gonna get the points and he had that 48 point game and start to think well maybe he's gonna turn it up thanks to a great yesterday -- out there and stays on the floor 22 minutes you know it. To me then they just need a big presence inside somebody else to us you know you know when you brought in high right. You're not gonna you're not gonna get offense there so you've got -- where you get a -- and Miller whose whose numbers I think four points. Three rebounds. In 22 minutes. -- to -- that's just pathetic as there clearly is pathetic. -- gives you so much on the defensive and make some thought yeah I mean look at our lockdown defense yeah as part of march and asking you about this before some you know stealing his stuff but done. Like -- got a steal from exactly that you bring in Ronnie Brewer you know played great defender really tried tall guy yes. It starts the next yeah Omar -- I mean those you know those who -- it it now this year. With -- not be able to move well and rip Hamilton is bold. And Boozer so you thought sometimes three bad defenders on the floor. Some believe but I just think that can't score either. We've struggled to get off I think if so are giving up Belinelli was going to be better and they -- their -- so that he has not been great early and Vlad -- I mean what's -- even there he's never gonna play itself. It's. It's not a pretty set of circumstances right now and you know -- it would -- comes back. Defensively you're still question will team with Celek last. Defensive player of the year here we'll hopefully about it becomes fact guy we're will be fully healthy sick will be able to help you more on defense won't feel like yet to score. As much -- much at all you know you know this is also an interest that trip. You go away it's not quite as long as it used to be. Just still had to go to LA good team the Clippers got to go to Portland the next day night got to go to Houston where they never clearly -- teams didn't play a woman went to Houston. Well she can James Harden -- good players are. -- blame blame and I agree totally because he. Even feel when he was here the first time. Even there good teams played bad the first half of the season there are always dig themselves out out of a hole there you know wasn't just the circus trip. -- they would they would. They were they would be streaky you know they would they would run it up that you looked up. Can't believe there -- five games over 500 young you look up. Two weeks later they're two games under 500 and you know they just always seem to be play in that play their way out of a hole that was. The pattern for so long before Derek sort of changed things where they became a consistent winner and yeah that's how I guess we're getting what we should've seen how much.