CTL discusses the state of the Bulls
I Kasey you have been any here in the studio it said. Did you not see the bobcat game did you not see the Hornets here the pelicans game when every wanna call that they find a way to lose games where you would think they shouldn't. Why do you think that is. Don't have a very good offense and game and it's the reason why there -- somebody deems -- the reason why they. Won a lot of games against good news because when you play for Tom Thibodeau you have to defend and rebounds. What do you know obviously you have matches won a lot of games when did you look at them statistically. Their offense you know the Achilles and a half court ranks as one of you know bottom third of the league and that's for example when you lose your best players so. You have nights we -- flat. Particularly offensively and that's what's happening in some of these so called magical Phillips hopes that the donors in these -- -- -- think every team like showtime era Lakers reserves. Awful. I think that's offensive club. Yeah I gave. If you felt. So blog I think I get to the game time decision. You know Tom Thibodeau and you probably read of the boo -- and then. Reasons learning with a little bit mussina tonight and if we don't can be somebody -- Well it's answered with -- well Israel's very to. That's -- ago. He is either play tonight or Wednesday depending on how he warms up he told us last week that he started this week to return. So he he's participation wrote this morning his intestine of warm up so. I I jokingly we did tonight to go Tom Thibodeau is a little isms good. He's a game time decision as times are really really means it doesn't mean he he does illegitimacy as a player I think doesn't play tonight. I I expect to see you Wednesday more. That case it's spread nice story that Carlos Boozer in the paper today. Are you at all surprised that he's been able to play with such consistency. This season -- you know he's he's been healthy. Put Bulls fans certainly haven't seen this from him over an extended. Period of time. Well. But he is evident dominant -- sporadic in January but if you look at his permanent production he's played pretty well since he's. Since he's been here I know fans have authority jones' diet and don't -- -- -- it and -- they focus on the defensive issues but offensively. His permanent production since he's been here is very very very similar and I'm not that far off from when he played and you talks. And that's coming from offense work you know -- Jerry Sloan random basis these -- role for him in there Williams all the time so. I've been what Carlos is bigger defenders here I think offensively he's played very well since he's come here and always disappearance big playoff games. I don't in my head in the -- but. I think Carlos if you take off this team I mean who's gonna score particularly -- -- out so. He he obviously is not a dominant month but yeah if you if you look at it. Since he's been here permitted he's he's he's scored rebounds murdered her consistently. -- -- -- -- -- -- Are you a bad at all lifted. All you know you talk about what Boozer has been doing this the early part of this season which is impressive and a lot of fans have been expected this from him since he got here they want. I'll ask you about Nate the skate Robinson the energy that this kid -- and how much. How far they can he go along with this especially when Derrick Rose come back what does it mean to the team to have Nate -- play the way that -- that has been playing. Well the thing about -- is that everybody watches those you can write me. You know it sometimes so -- right back in the game and then if you leave it two or three possessions too long he'll do something to figure it back out of -- -- mean he is a pretty unique. Amazing player given his size and his energy. He rebounds particularly well for his position that is especially tight. Of like you know we always are asked him -- you know do you sometimes. Figures so we've got to go -- -- can I write this there's. It's good for a -- check here and there and he also war you don't do something crazy in terms of turnovers though. He easily -- -- he's he's. You need to be around he's one of the wildest and most talkative players I think I've ever been around and all the years I've been doing this. But you know Dirk comes back is his role will be even more limited than it is well. Casey uniform election golly obligatory Derrick Rose update at a time said he could be cleared for contact this week. They what does that mean and could be the fan says okay. After he does that what's next is next playing -- next another step in the rehab. What do the last that news you know and experience -- full contact would be the organization has been on record -- very consistently say that he's got to go through an extended period of that before they even think about. Point of the game so I I don't see any scenario which she's back before we also Everett. Of as far as what that means this week. Pot I don't think it is what's in it because their doctors' services agree they've gotta do you tonight they've got a team once they got back to back Fridays Saturdays and our courtesy of five on five practice. Either -- Thursday what you will see is there. Participated in these you know what predictable contact while two or three -- three half court situations with teammates. Of Kennedys are younger but he noted though that once but. If you look at the schedule looks really really hard to find five on five scrimmage practice time was the course and NBA season goes. And that's one of the challenges and that's why I think it's gonna take awhile. Of obsolete if the -- are going back to march so I mean we're all guessing but if it's going to be a while before he's back. By the way has he spoken at all with Rajon Rondo or does he plan to. We will we did talk to -- and I can talk to whom I can casually ask mental musical. But he's off limits from the organization we small talk Wimbledon -- -- does not talk. Officially some media day October 1 so. You know Tom talked about that you -- this morning obviously donors aren't as low as you did this injury obviously don't want to see anybody experience and see. Pretty crazy don't happen to a easily point guards like reviewing the Williams. Ericsson and and salaries of.
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