Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bulls’

The things I learned in April

Some random observations from the previous month’s action: * I’m curious to see how the Chicago Bulls plan on keeping Taj Gibson. As a restricted free agent next season, if he can’t agree to an extension with the Bulls during the year then he’ll be free to accept offers from other teams in July 2013 […]

Day 1 – We begin with drama

Reeling from the emotional high of watching the Thunder-Mavs game just moments ago, I sat down and loaded ESPN in my browser only to be confronted with the wincing face of Derrick Rose lying on the floor, his post-season finished before it had barely begun. Such were the highs and lows of a drama-filled Day […]

Q&A Roundtable: The home stretch

With only a few weeks left in the 2011-2012 season and some teams having as few as 10 games left to play, we’re well and truly on the home stretch. Perfect time then to check in with the NBAMate crew and pick their brains on all the big questions. Q&A stylez. 1. The Heat’s recent […]

The Things I Learned In February

Some random observations from the previous month’s action: * It’s pretty clear by now that Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire are not a good match and will likely never form the core of a championship team. I can’t think of any examples in the NBA where a team won a championship when their two best […]

Contenders and Pretenders – Early Season Edition

I know, it’s a little early. But with most teams having played 8 or more games, it’s enough of a sample size to get a feel for who will be the true contenders this season, and which teams are just making up the numbers. The Contenders 1. Miami Heat – They couldn’t have played their […]

What Kobe got for Christmas Part V: The MVP and some stuffing

Note: This post was written last night after the first days’ play. Since the beginning of time, every season without fail, I’ve been posting up my “Things I Learnt from Day 1″ – a brief run down on the biggest stories and themes coming out of the season’s opening games. But this year, thanks to […]

Bulls vs Heat – Making History

After so much drama in these playoffs – stunning upsets, unpredictable sweeps, young teams rising, old teams falling – it’s nice to know that some things are going according to plan. The #1 seed Bulls will play the #2 seed Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The best two teams in the East will battle […]

5 Burning Qs and Predictions for the 2011 NBA Playoffs

I don’t know if I’ve told you this before, but man, I love the playoffs.  I really love em.  And you all know how much I love my NBA. I can’t wait till the regular season rolls around, to see how prior champions respond, to see the new cream rise to the top. To follow […]

Sunday Six Pack: The Home Stretch Q&A

With less than a dozen games remaining in the regular season, we thought it might be a good time to put our heads together and wax lyrical on the home stretch. Crack open a tinny and enjoy. 1. The Spurs look to be hobbling across the finish line thanks to an injury to Timmy D. […]

Q&A with Jim

Readers who frequented this site during the last off-season will recall the engrossing saga that was Jim’s Decision. Now, over three months later, we thought we’d check in on Jim to see how the re-born Aussie  Bulls fan was traveling. Read on. 1. So Jim, we’re halfway through your first NBA season as a re-born […]