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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:05 am

Hoiberg is out: https://www.nba.com/bulls/news/bulls-of ... head-coach

Interesting that Boylen has been promoted, no interim tag there.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby sticky-fingers on Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:34 am

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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby air gordon on Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:40 am

ahhh. nothing like one last post ripping the bulls a new one before i hang it up-

after the latest blowout at home following the players trying to boycott a practice from the newly minted coach... can it get any worse for this team? worst offensive rating and net rating. they are the #1 laughing stock in the league. i can't believe i'm saying they are worse than the suns and kings.

now that the fall guy, hoiberg, is out of the way, who is up next?! there is already dysfunction with the new coach, who has management's full support. its really great they are getting ripped nationally now.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby shadowgrin on Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:48 am

Looks like there's an influential core of players in the roster that are just assholes.
Guess Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade were right to call out the team a couple seasons back.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am

Ideally GarPax would be up next. They've put these dysfunctional rosters together, created (or at least contributed to) a toxic atmosphere and culture, and I don't believe they can be trusted to oversee a proper and successful rebuilding effort with the moves they make and the damage they've done. Unfortunately, I don't see them going anywhere. Paxson has said that Forman isn't going anywhere, and since it seems Pax's job is safe, so is Forman's.

Instead, Boylen will probably get the axe when the team continues to flounder. Maybe a couple of players get shipped out when they become big enough headaches, though I shudder to think what kind of terrible deals will be done just to get rid of them.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby I Hate Mondays on Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:49 pm

- Describe Chicago's season in one meme
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:49 pm

Very apt.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby shadowgrin on Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:13 pm

I stand corrected, looks like the players are in the right for the attempted boycott.

After suffering a 56-point loss to the Celtics on Saturday, players threatened to not show up at the Sunday practice Boylen had scheduled. The Bulls have not taken a day off in Boylen's 10 days as head coach.

In practices, players have been asked to run suicides and drop down to do push-ups, unconventional drills at the NBA level. While Boylen's directive from management is to be tough, some players view Boylen's coaching style as excessive.


The players are right, it is excessive.
Forcing employees, whether they be millionaires or minimum wage workers, to work with no rest within a week is too much. Even slave child laborers in factories get a day off during the week.


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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:00 pm

The players definitely have a point there. What a mess.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:34 pm

Bulls forward Jabari Parker to be dropped from regular rotation

Forward Jabari Parker played just four first-half minutes in the Chicago Bulls' 97-91 loss to the Orlando Magic on Thursday night in Mexico City.

Coach Jim Boylen said after the game that the decision was matchup-based, but sources told ESPN earlier Thursday that Parker won't see regular minutes going forward.

With Chandler Hutchison sidelined, Parker came off the bench Thursday and was scoreless in four minutes. He did not play in the second half.

"Well, I think it's a matchup thing," Boylen said. "It's also hard to play three 4s. It's difficult to do that. You know, this team is not about one person, one matchup. It's about the team, and you play your minutes when you're in there, and when you're not -- you support the guys who are. We have a lot of games left, and we're going to need all of our people."

Boylen said he has spoken to Parker about the decision.

"Going forward, he's part of our team, and it's not about the individual, it's about the team, it's about playing your minutes the best you can," Boylen said. "We'll see what his minutes are going forward."

Parker, a Chicago native who signed a two-year, $40 million deal with the Bulls over the summer, was the team's sixth man to begin the season. After the team was hit by a rash of injuries, including to starter Lauri Markkanen, Parker moved into the starting lineup last month as a power forward, his preferred position and one he played for two seasons in Milwaukee.


$20 million well spent. Surely they won't pick up the second year of his deal if he's reduced to a bench warmer's role.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

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