benji wrote:This is why I thought the Bulls could afford to wait for Rose to come back and make another run at it.
still riding that horse, eh?
Paxson at the beginning of the season..
He's made real good progress to this point, but there is still so much ahead of him. We'd be foolish to target any type of date (to return)...There's going to have to be a significant amount of time that he spends on the practice floor before we would even entertain him getting into a game
.The one thing he's got to get to next that's really the big thing is being able to cut, the change of direction off that leg. He's been close and those are things that he has to get through, but there's no timeline. Those things will happen when his body says OK, it's time for this to happen
"I just can't see us, when that time comes, throwing him out there for 40 minutes a night," Paxson said. "That's my personal feeling . . . It's difficult to commit right now to anything because there are so many unknowns. The one thing we want to make sure we get right is properly getting him back to game action. Whatever steps we have to take in order to do that, we'll do."
Paxson basically assaulted Negro Del Vinny when he played Noah past his minute limit
A source late Tuesday night confirmed Yahoo! Sports' version that Paxson grabbed Del Negro's tie and poked him in the chest because he was upset Joakim Noah played more minutes than management wanted because of Noah's plantar fasciitis. Paxson, according to an independent source, also called Del Negro selfish and at least two Bulls assistant coaches had to restrain him. There was the cursing and yelling often overheard when men act like Neanderthals
Reinsdorf was the owner who dropped the gauntlet on Jordan's minutes when he was coming back from the foot injury. He is going to do the same with Rose. Sorry to disappoint.
Ha. So it sounds like most of this bulls roster is just a bunch of dead men walking…
I think the core is Rose and Noah. Gibson is a vital cog in the Thibbs defensive scheme but I can’t call him a player you build around. Next is Mirotic. The perception of him being the best overseas prospect makes him a valuable trading asset. Deng. Meh. I think management was upset about Deng electing to play in the Olympics. Can’t fault Deng for the decision but I believe Pax and crew were ticked he didn’t get the surgery and be done with the injury concerns. I think they will next year tell Deng if he is not willing to take a major paycut, he’s going to be outta here…
Noah is averaging 39mpg. Does Thibbs miss Asik that much (who magically has been able to cut down his foul rate, hit ft's, and average 10pg/12rpg)? This will not keep up.