SportsTalk Live: Can Bulls make a playoff run?
Fri, 1 Mar 2013|
The panel of SportsTalk Live debate if the Bulls could make a playoff run with or without Derrick Rose returning - 3/1
I just don't believe this team has any chance this year to make a run do you. Well now I I think it and this year you're gonna write it off but I think that. So got to look at the long term here with Derrick -- coming back anything's possible in the playoffs the last the Sixers last year the first round. Luck went their way so anything's possible but are they gonna go and beat the heat probably not if everybody stays healthy that's not the team but. I think what you wanna see is. You wanna see the improvement that we saw last night and I think -- was getting really frustrated he wasn't seen that kind of play through and last night. Joakim Noah comes out there he fires everybody up it was a phenomenal game and -- been talking about rebounding defense those sort of things we have to do without Derrick. In what we're seeing before -- this is a team that was waiting for -- to come back instead of just going out implying. Mean it's a reality that he's not gonna play no no idea I would bet you he plays within the next ten days so you're telling me with Derrick Rose on the court you'll believe -- ever run -- them no. OK I don't think they score enough points I really didn't. I believe that. This is not a good enough team to beat Indiana in a playoff series I -- is the question how they do against the Knicks in a playoff series and they will not be the heat. Okay they will not be the heat I will say that the heat would be heavily favored in that series. I would think the Bulls would Derrick Rose over the nets and Knicks and I think that Pacers series would be a great series I think it would be a dog fight. But as far as Atlanta. Form Boston yeah I don't disagree here -- teams that I think the Bulls could be it by -- it would Derrick Rose pay less sure a lot of people forget about this and I -- refresh your mind a little bit. Chris Bosh got hurt in the heat playoff series. Do you have of that group. Now all of a sudden what happens if the Bulls had a healthy Derrick Rose. Are they all of a sudden favorites in that series in my mind they are under the heat were really struggle to beat the Pacers that was kind of a turning point game there Adam's Adam's argument. Chris made a point when you get in the playoffs anything can happen I think -- healthy Derrick Rose picking clearly make a run. And I think a successful season for them talk about expectations. That they got the Eastern Conference final do you think they cut yes I think that I do now I think the question in any -- Tim was. Healthy Derrick Rose what is he gonna be like when he comes back and nobody knows that including Derek. What kind of player is gonna be in the house this team gonna react Chris do you think you put him out there have been -- was all 185%. I don't think anybody's gonna knowing you know this is wells anybody get out on the court and in practice and in the game it's completely different they're really not gonna know. Until he gets in the games and it's playing. Four minutes he'll probably yeah I think you're right I think we're gonna see him back. Probably in the next week based on what he was doing before the game last night he looked a lot better than he did a few days earlier. But it's gonna play ten minutes probably ten minutes he's gonna ease his way back it's going to be up a long progression before he gets back to working needs to be -- the. How can you not remember is that Michael Jordan made his return to the NBA I think against Indiana. And -- played the paid the Orlando Magic in the playoffs that was a team that had let me remind you -- to Toni Kukoc -- Scottie Pippen. Horace grant. And Michael Jordan had gone in around automatically -- Michael Jordan ever played with Toni -- before. Steve Kerr was already chemistry issues on any team Kerr was all of us two days ago when he said these guys going for you know -- That you don't come back and just six assimilate yourself into the team that quickly I think that's a completely different situation that Jordan got into because that team was actually. Are evolving with Scotty and Tony hey might never play with Tony and there was also if you watched a documentaries on those guys. There wasn't a real love love relationship at the beginning event. And Michael Jordan is a pretty difficult got to play with cause he Sobel vomit. I think Derrick Rose. Is a little more team oriented and I think he'll try to fit in at first Mike came back at the Pacers that first game to 31 shots to remember that. Mean he's not a guy is today -- -- a wood -- and I think there -- opposed personality he'll be willing to fit in a little bit better but -- Look at Adrian Peterson came back pretty -- Brennan Dawson is the starting small fort Michigan State probably the best athlete one of the top five in the big tent these guys are jumping running. I'm convinced if they're gonna put him on the floor. He is beyond -- 100% and I I think they're gonna ease him into it but there's no way they're gonna put Derrick Rose out there 82%. I go out and play and I agree I just don't think offensively they're good up you do not remember that what was it two years ago there was the MVP. They played the Miami Heat and they had no shot. None of winning that series. While there was some games that went down to the fourth quarter and then the fourth quarter viewpoint is correct they struggle to school one playoff game -- the Bulls don't have a lot of guys that can create their own -- off the dribble. That's gonna be a major problem for them but as far as the nets and Knicks. And Pacers I like the bulls' chemistry and what -- did last night. He's just he's the leader of that team.