I’m not going to sugarcoat it folks. The Bulls don’t look good. Most of their average or above-average defenders are injured, and now they are allowing teams to put up point totals usually reserved for Madison Square Garden. Here’s some NBA links to ease the sting of our slide out of the 8th seed:
- Before there was Derrick Rose, there was Ronnie Fields. The clips of Farragut games on the WGN news at 9 with Ronnie and Kevin Garnett were must-see TV. The first and only time I remember being astounded by high school basketball highlights. (SLAM)
- James Johnson has caught a lot of grief for not producing right away. But hey, sometimes it just takes time. Speaking of, sounds like Jordan Hill may be in the process of shaking off his own bust label down in Houston. (Red 94)
- Taj Gibson seemed to be genuinely hobbled by his plantar fasciitis last night against the Jazz. It’s time for Julius Peppers and his creatively worded contract to suit up for the Bulls. I’m sure we can convince him it’s a civic obligation that would be appreciated more than a few bottles of champagne. (I94 Sports)
- Notice the Bulls are not on this list of NBA Title Contenders. (Docksquad Sports) Remember folks those moves were made to position us for this offseason. I’d rather see the Bulls give more playing time to James Johnson and give Taj some rest. Vinny::Plantar Fascia as Dusty Baker:Shoulder or Elbow Ligaments.