CTL: Are the Bulls improving?
Mon, 10 Dec 2012|
Chicago Tribune Live looks at the Bulls' recent success and what it means going forward - 12/10
Speaking of the Chicago Bulls they'll be looking to their fourth straight win tomorrow night after knocking off the Carmel with -- Saturday night. -- kept the Knicks did check the New York shot. Very very poorly for 43 for three from the Bulls -- the first place Knicks lose it mr. -- What I know the Knicks were shorthanded but you know the Bulls also coming off that the fourth game five nights and they're playing. They lost touch Gibson early Kirk Hinrich had a double situations slip every reason to mail it in and and so I think that. You can see you can say anything you want about what the Knicks didn't have I I felt like that was the -- the -- most impressive win of the year because. No ahead you know really -- that was great in Detroit -- night earlier they were tired and every excuse not to play well and they played well. I think the Bulls won again absolutely right no doubt about you know what this is what Tom Thibodeau teams do this like -- -- be over 500 even without -- for much of the season. Because in games like this they're gonna play hard -- a lot of teams in the NBA might catch in their chips. They played great defensive game. -- played well let's start to play a little bit better here because they do play hard every single game and a lot of teams in the NBA don't do that so I definitely didn't credit for winning this game absolutely. I agree is too busy playing defense and energy produced a -- right now I think it would be tough. To be a part of a team knowing that you know I mean I might be a struggle through a tough ball you have to the only on the -- hole. But there -- some believe MacArthur said this before the show to have a pro coach get that out of pro athletes consistently that's more impressive yeah. Yet they play the fourth quarter without Boozer. Well Hinrich without Taj Gibson know Hamilton. No Hamilton against the Knicks team Knicks were losing -- that's huge fan but. Felt -- them quite game. And even though that she really well gives you young then still the Knicks and they still -- -- did you start Marco Belinelli eagle and Hamilton's -- -- three you know with him in the lineup. We think go two weeks ago where talk while Marco Belinelli why is he -- off the beds you know. Now wouldn't talk about a starting Q are you know I think this with a great moment he sees fit his release was quick QBC was hot they rode him. 45 minutes so you don't want him playing 45 minutes. He's not the defense the player in net in that mold that you know can you gotta trust. I still think you guys -- -- -- -- hell yeah he's really he's he's better in the Korver Roy you bring him off the bench you can fit that when that's that you want. Yeah that's a hot hand situation -- it's also relevant to -- starts these days he's -- plays in the fourth quarter I think with the situation. Hamilton's not one in the fourth quarter of Belinelli is hot plate in the fourth quarter the kind of team we have here as long as -- are you just got to mix and match and trying to hold together so big Europe hopefully for a shot. While joking -- double double in five of his last six games including a thirty point 23 rebounds six assists tonight on Friday against the hapless Pistons. He's got to be an all star don't you guys they have. Keep it up I think he's he's had that direction but I think sometimes in his final outcome that we you know they start there's still probably what a month and a half or so before they have to decide. The all star team and you know he's got -- they can -- okay let me. Music compared to a different sport. -- -- -- Rookie year were you and you were job out of Joseph came the players voted -- increases suspension from the team remember that they did not like him he was immature that but veteran said. Give him out here he's got to grow up everyone hated and they wanted him out. Gave -- he's played not even a full season so we're all. Britain ready to go he's terrible get him out of -- do we sometimes pass judgment too quickly good or bad -- players -- Well high draft picks yes I have -- that's part of the job -- -- professional athlete not you're high draft pick -- expected to produce harsh on Jeffrey yesterday. That first interception was on him. The drop pass into -- -- he slept with so what -- wide receiver OK so he doesn't slip when he makes the catch and let's say that Steve Smith won't slip against Carolina they're gonna lose that game it's the law to help with tiger so I worked so we're talking about the situation -- high profile rookie she's not profile ready because the position. Second round -- -- back. Morality that is part of your job yet we strained hamstrings jump to conclusions we. It we go fast because it's sort of the nature of of the media business now we want instant analysis. And we want to -- you know project things and sometimes we do you overreact. But don't you know you know when you look back at his rookie year he was he admittedly more mature he wasn't the kind of professional that he is now Bill -- -- on that team went member and he was there Friday night win when he went off for what thirty and 23. And that was one of the things that was neat about that. Did because he was there to see and see how far he has come and this is -- -- of a true professional when you can take those early. Missteps. When you're really not that professional and you can learn from them and grow from them. So there's hope for did creamy there's there's definitely an actress is going to be as accomplished as Joakim Noah is. But every -- got to learn. Yes and it's definitely true and we do judge people sometimes but it's because it's competitive sports and so many people do well the first couple years. That would RG three or Andrew Luck what they're doing a franchise assault. That balance that we take is what happens.