CTL: How good will the Bulls be when Rose returns?
Mon, 4 Feb 2013|
The CTL panel discusses the Bulls' recent play and debate how good they can be when Derrick Rose makes his return - 2/4
This Bulls team we've talked about what it's shocking season they've had to without there there is good as they are. Carlos Boozer came out said when you have no idea when he comes back and he's in shape. We are going to be very tough to be for a championship interest in here there you know and especially when you see -- Indiana pounding in Miami the other day like that may mean Miami is not as does have some -- in your not a sharp. Exactly so. You know anything can happen -- yeah I mean still bosh is still a disappointment to me I mean every time I turn around and watch Steve play. I just don't see what he really he doesn't give me he stepped it up in the playoffs don't get me wrong. But you know right now he just doesn't look like the same kind of guy that you gave all that money to. -- he's gonna really turned them around and in the big force for them so yeah I think there's definitely the chance to do it comes back. If they keep playing at a high level and he you know slowly. Give him back into the mix I think you're going to be fine I mean I think it's good right now these injuries are good for guys like Taj Gibson and -- Nate Robinson stuff like that. You get them more minutes out there did get Jimmy Butler you get all these guys more minutes is only going to be good in the long line. Yeah I can't believe I'm saying this but I really think the Bulls -- these -- I mean you look at the Eastern Conference landscape and the Pacers are tough matches here battling the Pacers can win these. But they could give the heat some -- -- you look at any other team in the east and only see one team that can be -- he's. I think can go to the finals from and I knew that would be the Bulls and Rose comes back and plays really well because. You look at the experience they got -- Rose being how they got tougher as a team in everybody's healthy he got up this fact that in two. -- shot that you're in the slot because they don't score enough points but he had a big enough lead and then when I got down to their competition there's other teams that can beat the bull you already got the mini Eastern Conference final not necessarily. Not necessarily not I don't I'm happy that they clearly the next in this setting guys serious I don't know I don't know I don't the next later yeah I -- examine X you know I would thought that the nets. Where are up and coming team but that team -- -- you don't even know that I don't believe they won that game they look like garbage to me to -- -- I kind of out of that that's another great round. And the Bulls play defense with this the playoffs earn entirely different game no you're right no when you get to the playoffs I don't love the Bulls could score enough. One team that scares me the most obviously is that he met factor but I think the if they played and that's if they play the next thing their. Not convinced they get by the Knicks they might I do not see any scenario I think to get by Miami I don't see it. They -- Dwyane Wade please all the plays down the competition Chris Bosh -- -- -- up burned they don't get a perhaps not to mention colossal moral for the Bulls satirical they're going to be is there there will be back to Derrick -- -- an even playing it you were sort of got it outscored LeBron all I'm saying yeah. Anybody I was -- scoreless for a possible Derrick Rose could play really would come back and played really well -- and it is -- I have a. I would expect that at some point I will be a -- and any other guys are going to be better -- -- -- more playing time and they're going to be able to you know you don't you don't need somebody to come in and score thirty points you can have a collective effort from a bunch of guys score points that's going to be enough -- he's a better bench than last year and I think now I mean it didn't look like at the start of the sort of let it back we're back to do the one team I'm telling you in my opinion. I think the Pacers are going to be a team that's going to be there OK because he did a great here's betting to full strength you know -- definitely put Paul George's he's become -- a great player he really is he's all star for a reason. They need more from from -- him Hibbert and I think if he gives -- the contribution that they paid him four. Yeah they're going to be right there in the mix too because they did give the heat a hard time last year so. I do think the pace is our team and the Bulls and heat need to look out for moving forward. -- just only the Bulls could score well enough much as I hope I'm wrong. I hope the Bulls -- the world title and but if you asked me to look at it objectively I just don't think in the half court game we are wrong so that's that's -- that's -- -- -- Joseph Flacco could not occur if this is an outdoor game I don't know thinking a score enough. Well this is the chance for Carlos Boozer. All these years we've heard that Carlos Boozer isn't going to be a difference maker -- we here in the playoffs -- lost the playoffs when he doesn't step up that level this is the one chance if he can step up and -- go back and he has played really well. Like by the way there's Derek that's just a few moments ago. How good shots and that's good he's still going through full contact at practice. We'll see what happened and I mean I I gotta think. Three weeks from now he's playing. Which is great because he's playing by march 1 let's just say march is an arbitrary date that he did take some weekends and getting into shape exam game shape I'm sorry that I think that. They should rest not for the all star game if he's got the split absolutely no good when you gonna do well. No attention -- -- that Julie's first you know I covered you and the bears' Julius Peppers played with kind of flashy artists throughout the whole scene in his story you broke he deeply what thoughts and so he just never know what that is from case to case to see -- goes 100 where the point oh as far as scoring goes. I like what Nate Robinson will bring off the bench. As far as scoring down the stretch imagine that you know if he can come in and score 1215 points off the bench. They go there's some more scoring for you so what's wrong with that. Nothing -- that I just don't think and a half court game in the playoffs which is what it is -- that your going to see. The Bulls be able to score enough to win needs no shot.