Word on the Street: Wade doesn't take 'Heat' from Stern

Word on the Street: Wade doesn't take 'Heat' from Stern

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011
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Wade doesn't take Heat from Stern

Commissioner David Stern got a stern talking to from Dwyane Wade at Friday's negotiation. Stern was pointing at the players during one of his speeches and Wade rebutled with, "Youre not pointing your finger at me. Im not your child. This showdown had players ready to leave. Stern asked to speak privately with union executive director Billy Hunter, who then calmed the players down and got them to stay. Wade feels the lockout could cost the NBA a whole season.(ProBasketball Talk)

NBA: We'll give you revenue sharing

Revenue sharing has been a big problem since the lockout started. The NBPA has always thought the best way to recover losses from the owners in the recession is to share revenue. Commissioner David Stern revealed he league is willing to triple the current revenue sharing pool for the first two years and than quadruple it in the start of the third year. There will be another meeting Saturday in New York.(ProBasketball Talk)

White Sox for Francona?

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper heavily suggested Terry Francona for the manager position. Francona's availability may have changed, however White Sox don't appear interested. General manager Ken Williams will continue to go after the names on his list. The names are unknown. Although, Indians bench coach Sandy Almoar Jr. and Rays bench coach Dave Martinez could be on there.(Hardball Talk)

Barber will play

Even though, Bears running back Marion Barber strained his left calf muscle against the Titans on Aug. 27, he has fully participated in practices all week. Coach Lovie Smith said they could use him in between tackles. Barber is expected to play Sunday against the Panthers.(Chicago Tribune)

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks give up season-high seven goals

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks give up season-high seven goals

Here are some of Saturday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Five Things to Watch: Bulls visit Bucks in final regular season meeting on CSN

Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick leads Panthers rout of Blackhawks

Javier Baez won’t change his style around Cubs after World Baseball Classic: ‘We’re not showing anybody up’

White Sox: Carlos Rodon feels reassured after clean MRI

Marian Hossa named Blackhawks' nominee for 2017 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Brett Anderson’s personality mixing well with Cubs: ‘I don’t hate anybody yet’

Former Bulls center Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

Rule 5 pick Dylan Covey takes advantage of showcase as White Sox down Indians

Joe Maddon breaks down the Matt Szczur vs. Tommy La Stella decision for Cubs

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Illinois OLB Dawuane Smoot

Five Things to Watch: Bulls visit Bucks in final regular season meeting on CSN

Five Things to Watch: Bulls visit Bucks in final regular season meeting on CSN

Watch as the Bulls take on the Toronto Raptors tonight on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live. Then stick around after the final buzzer to watch Bulls Postgame Live for highlights and analysis.

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Five Things to Watch:

1. Can the Bulls get one on the Bucks? The Bulls are 0-3 against the Bucks so far this season and it hasn't been pretty. The Bucks have won the previous three meetings all by double digits and by an average of 19 points. The youth and athleticism of the Bucks has been a tough matchup for the Bulls so far.

2. Containing Giannis. There may be no stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the Bulls can at least try to contain him. Antetokounmpo is averaging 23 points and nearly nine rebounds per game. In three games against the Bulls this year he has averaged 29 points, 10 rebounds and 7.3 assists per contest. If the Bulls are to stay in the game, they will need to keep him to numbers lower than that.

3. Playoff implications. The Bulls playoff hopes are still alive with nine games remaining, but things are looking a bit bleak. The Bulls are a game and a half out of the eighth playoff spot, but only 3.5 games behind two teams tied for the No. 5 seed, the Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks have won three in a row to improve their position.

4. Mirotic on a roll. Streaky play is nothing new to Nikola Mirotic, but he's on a good run currently. After scoring a season-high 28 points on Wednesday against the Pistons, Mirotic followed that up with 15 points against the 76ers. Since missing three straight games earlier this month, Mirotic has scored in double figures in five of the last seven games and is averaging 15.6 points during that stretch.

5. Beginning of a tough stretch. The Bulls' playoff hopes could be made or broken in the next three games. After taking on the Bucks, which occupy a playoff spot, the Bulls host two more Eastern Conference playoff teams in Cleveland and Atlanta. The Bulls need to string some wins together and this is not an easy stretch to do so against.

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