CTL: Where will the Bulls finish?
Fri, 28 Dec 2012|
The CTL panel discusses the Bulls' recent struggles and what the expectations going forward are - 12/28
Since says he could possibly play against the Wizards tomorrow night how much of an impact on his return to the lineup have. Sully that gets a three and 23 Wizards who have their horrible yeah always come back to the right time. As the they have a couple easy games on the schedule I mean that Houston game was just atrocious and -- could you -- your weight -- days. Christmas Day gone through all the parties and then. Waiting for there's a Bulls game and just over an -- practical want you'll have David it was over it was terrible so well hopefully can do some although I do like a Belinelli I think he's done a good job I really didn't know much about before the season in. He's been a good addition. So we -- did you in my family Christmas and we were waiting all day for the but now they've been really close the game bogeys in our grab bag next to her. They look brutal that dad is on a highlight text of the day after. And they look horrible Latino horrible move uniforms I like the you know I don't -- our I was -- big enough and diarrhea I Wizards this is what you need. You face a team like this get back on track they're gonna there's there's this type of team. They're going to be on our team yeah. So that they in this case they let him out there and also the beginning of the year -- average teen. In a below average conference and they're just gonna hang around because that's what teams and he's skilled and they're going to struggle against athletic teams. Like Atlanta which guys you know some athletes that can get up and down the floor and Horford and Josh Schmidt and certainly got a team like Houston which is. Can really get up and down the floor and put a lot of points and -- The Bulls are gonna struggle with those kind of teams because they just don't have enough athletes they don't have enough guys that can create their own shots. -- that they are going to struggle against teams like that fortunately they're in a conference in which there's not a lot of teams like. -- you watch. A lot of NBA and unhealthy bubble really the economy yeah Kyle Korver was interviewed the other day when the Bulls play in Atlanta and he said. Tom Thibodeau pushes it right to the line of how much you can demand on your players in practice. Meetings films he said he takes it right to the line and then CJ Watson has been critical we said. And I miss Chicago I don't miss those three hour practices and all the other stuff a little wit do you think Thibodeau runs the risk that ball. Of pushing these guys too much. Well now I mean you need those guys better players I think in Chicago did especially CJ I mean whoever heard him before he came to the balls and then he made got a good contract out of an idea I assume. Q the first Korver a little bit more we can handle the ball under pressure and you know on him too one dimensional player with a complain I I think. Tom's done a magnificent job -- getting his stars the body in what that's what he can't play defense you got did you get an NBA players at that level. To focus on defense and not worry about being on the highlight -- That night is it is the tax. It depends on the personalities of the guys that you have if you have guys that are willing to go through them do that. Yeah that's great. It helps that they don't have other than Rose superstars and their team because you don't know -- had a nice here but he's not a superstar -- not a superstar these are guys that can buy into that. And you don't -- in the NBA you can take it. To that level and you can maybe get an actual winner so. But in the end it's gonna come down to who's got the better talent and that's where the balls are gonna come up short you know I think that the -- Miami in the playoffs. Because they just. Know the talent is going to went out and yelled a coach at this level can only take you so far and he's done a tremendous job there's no doubt about it but you can see. It did good job that he's done. Where they are limited Garrard limited offensively they're limited at an athletic standpoint in creating their own shots and and being able to score to get enough easy baskets. And that's nothing that you know there's nothing he can do. Out I know it's hindsight now but to me after watching O'Meara the other -- it was -- today -- today -- today -- traded -- -- Taj -- -- It kept the mayor shake it sure looks like it I mean he was unbelievable. These seven good season I was. I thought I was crazy to keep them at the money that. You know he was gonna get from Houston the poison pill contract but man he can go right Houston -- and I know pulled the trigger on. Because of credit out of O'Meara she can James hard or if you're gonna pay -- and Oklahoma City. Jeremy Lin they have got a high three guys that's gonna be part of their future for a long time and debt that's gonna be a team the -- -- because our -- got to get better. And he's gonna get better offensively when he gets stronger he's gonna be one of the better centers in the NBA I talk about letting Todd goal while letting. Our our trading him. What about you if you're really -- organization. And you see -- they joking you trade -- team and get that second. Scorer that that this team needs and and keep the -- -- you packaged okay what may be Todd or somebody else and get a legit. Number does have a -- -- up on a championship. Level I think building you needed to guard Kevin Love right that you needed to guard to play -- -- there. What about Marco Belinelli and how he has played so pretty nice job since they gave my opportunities though Hamilton coming back some of those will be limited. We put him he's done well -- tell -- he's got an opportunity and you know I was wondering you know whether. It would be better to keep him in the starting lineup and bring rip off the bench but. -- since they arts field so. -- offensively challenges probably better to bring -- you. Yet had offices. Off the bench and help big unit because he is one of the few guys. He's not gonna create can't go to the basket beat his defender but he is a guy who's who's who can kind of create his own jumps on find space there. And that's what they unit needs so it. You'll hopefully can keep their up coming off the bench because early when he was coming off the bench he wasn't ready that your expectation levels change for the Bulls. Now that -- -- and I think they're right where I figured there would be you know they're I think Noah -- playing above where I thought he would be. They -- certain guys and reform Pistons playing worse than I thought he would but collectively they're right kind of where you figured they'd be. Yeah I mean I thought they'd be a little over 500 and what was too big of fifty wins and I think that high forties. Someone had 42 yeah I still think they won't win the division -- -- walk. When I did not say yeah that's but today with -- comeback win the division you never know -- you talk about. Thibodeau pushing it in practice or whatnot and you wonder whether or not he may have to back off at least in terms of losses. Because he had too many many things up and were not even you know he's hoping to play tomorrow yeah and he's got you know nagging injuries and those things you know just don't go way. When you're constantly getting pushed him practicing and playing -- -- -- challenge him he's playing yeah ton of minutes and I'm forty every night.