BULLS Haps 16/17

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  1. IWMB
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    My brother's buddy was all excited yesterday to see on his phone that the Bulls beat Cleveland.

    :mcnabb:

    Tried to explain to him that while paying attention to the preseason in any sport is fine, to see if the team is playing well and most importantly not getting hurt, but who gives a fuck about the score?
  2. Pig
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    Pig I Am The One Who Locks Cupcake Mod

    Apparently, the Bulls and Bucks are finalizing a swap: Tony Snell for Michael Carter-Williams. So, another guard that can't shoot well...

    Rondo - Carter-Williams - Grant
    Wade - Valentine
    Butler - McDermott - Zipser?
    Gibson - Mirotic - Portis
    Lopez - Felicio
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
  3. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Banjo and Kazui's great adventure

    So...team sux?
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    Not to mention it was all the Cavs' D-Leaguers. No actual Cleveland starters even showed up to the game and they played all Bulls starters (minus Butler). So it's actually a little pathetic they didn't beat them by 50.
  5. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Bulls also have Jerian Grant. I know, it's shocking the Bulls got a real asset for Rose.
  6. Pig
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    Pig I Am The One Who Locks Cupcake Mod

    I forgot about Grant, although to be honest I almost forgot they got Rondo too for a moment. :laff:

    I suppose they have Dinwiddie and Canaan still too. So that rounds up the roster.
  7. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    Someone wants Tony Snell?
  8. y2chae
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    Ah, the innovative 2016-17 Bulls who will field 0 three point shooters in the starting lineup. It's almost unbelievable. It's like a NFL team willingly saying they don't believe in the passing game.
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  9. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    The Chicago Bears IMO
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  10. Team Speed
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    But Niko and Doug!
  11. FedEx
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    Joe Sports thinks this Bulls team is going to be good because they've heard of Wade, Butler, Rondo and maybe even Carter-Williams but this team is an absolute train wreck and I expect the whole thing to blow up by December.

    As Chae said above, they are legitimately going to opposite of what the rest of the league is doing and what has been proven to be more effective. They are stacking up their team with ball dominant, non-3, non-floor spacing guards. They will legitimately have a starting lineup without a legit three-point shooter. That would be unheard of in 1995 and is absolutely mind blowing in 2016.

    An NFL team that only runs the ball or a baseball team with singles hitters that drive the ball into the rough dirt in front of home plate.

    I'd like to give GarPax credit for their low-key tank job but nope, they probably think this is a 50+ win team that could give Cleveland fits if everything falls right.
  12. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Chicago beating Cleveland at sports this season? It'll never happen.
  13. FedEx
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    Or, the Bulls will win a meaningless regular season game which will make all the basketball stupid go fucking nuts before LeBron shoves his nuts in the Bulls' faces for 4 playoff games.
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  15. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    What is a realistic win total for the Bulls? I would think they'd be lucky to win 35 but you gotta be real bad to only win 35. 40 and miss the playoffs?
  16. IWMB
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    That's my 2 buddies who thought it'd be a good idea to buy an 11(?) game plan. Actually thought there'd be resale value beyond GS, Cleveland, and maybe the Knicks :ridiculous:

    Last I heard Vegas was at 38.5, so you're right in the ballpark.
  17. FedEx
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    538 has Bulls projected at 45-37, good for 4th in the East (http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2017-nba-predictions/).

    I'm a little dubious on that number though. I'd think they hover around 40 games and sneak into the playoffs with a 7th or 8th seed.
  18. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    It's absolutely fascinating to me that Gar brought in his guy, that is supposed to be this innovative offensive guy, but this is the roster they gave to him. I can only imagine Fred left his house in shambles once he sold it to Gar.
  19. maurice
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    I don't plan to watch many Bulls games this season, but I DVRed one just to see how they can possibly run a half court offense (or even a good transition offense) in 2016 with this lineup. If they put a guy in the corner, then the defense can essentially just ignore him and defend 4 guys with 5. If they put guys in both corners, then they're defending only 3 guys with 5. Good luck running ball screens or whatever under those circumstances.
  20. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

    You're assuming they even get to the playoffs.
  21. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    What the fuck does that have to do with the Bulls?
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  22. zmz
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  23. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

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  25. IWMB
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  26. Cheeses
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    :books:
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  27. zmz
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    Career 3-point percentages for Bulls starters: Rondo 28.9%; Wade 34.2%; Butler 32.6%; Gibson 0.45% (1 for 22); Lopez 0% (0-for-4).

    :twitch:
  28. SABRSox
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    Nobody shoots 3's in today's NBA.
  29. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Do not be afraid to crush the cucks with your mind Cupcake Mod

    :uh:
  30. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    All full-court shots at the end of the first half.
  31. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Banjo and Kazui's great adventure

  32. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

  33. samram
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    samram Bon Vivant

    Well, no other team has had as many as two real scoring threats at the same time, so maybe.
  34. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    So...nobody noticed who wrote the article?
  35. IWMB
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    :fruit:
  36. rustysurf83
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    rustysurf83 Cato Institute Shill

    What the fuck is this amateur hour clock bullshit?
  37. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    naturally Rondo, Wade and Butler are 6/7 from 3 in the first half
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  38. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Bulls sign RJ Hunter.
  39. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Been half watching at the bar. Nows the part where I start paying attention.
  40. Team Speed
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    1 down, 73 to go to get the record back

    :901:
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  43. rustysurf83
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    rustysurf83 Cato Institute Shill

    Wade fined $25k. I know the guy has money to burn, but that seems a bit excessive.
  44. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    Taj conmitted an offensive foul, and didn't bitch. This might actually be a likeable team.
  45. Unregistered
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    They're definitely better than the Nets and the Bucks of the world, so that's positive.
  46. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    Fuck it, I'm on the bandwagon

    :gun2:
  47. Jackie Treehorn
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    Jackie Treehorn Mr. Bullshit Suburb

    Rondo suspended 1 game for conduct detrimental to the team. And so it begins...
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  49. Ziggy
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  50. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

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