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Thibs to talk in less than 30 minutes. Maybe the Rose speaks after that.
Another conspiracy theory: Conspiracy theories are pretty dumb.
Conspiracy theory? Adidas doesn't want one poster boy making another poster boy look foolish tonight. "Tell 'em it still hurts.''
With Rose, Gasol and Hinrich out Friday, Bulls likely start two all defense players, former Most Improved winner and two top 6th Man players
FWIW, have to say Bulls have been very transparent with NBA's new injury policy.
Hey if Thibs needs help at the point guard I was a non athletic under sized CYO baller at St.Louise in Bellevue , Washington back in the day
Memo to Aaron Brooks: Stay out of foul trouble, kid.
Projected starting five will be: Brooks, Butler, Dunleavy, Noah and Gibson. Moore could get love as back-up PG. SOMEONE CALL NATE!!!
Hoy, paso adelante en mi recuperación y ya he podido trabajar en la pista. Cada día más cerca de volver a jugar! http://t.co/SaapyAIl4j
Kirk Hinrich (chest contusion)-out Derrick Rose (left hamstring strain)-out Pau Gasol (left calf strain)-out
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Rose's season-ending MCL injury...and yes, it happened in Portland where the team plays tonight.
Jimmy Butler has claimed in the past that he can run the point. He might get his chance.
Thibs has Portland right where he wants 'em.
No Rose, Gasol or Hinrich tonight.
There's hope Rose returns for Monday in Utah. If not, Bulls will consider signing a PG. No official timetable on Hinrich but he's hurting.
Bulls PR sends out release saying Rose, Gasol and Hinrich are all out tonight.
Hinrich, Gasol and Rose all out vs. Portland.
Rose is a +46 which is fourth-best on the team (51st in the league). So when he plays, the team is functioning well ... when he plays.
The Bulls player with the lowest? McDermott at -62, which is 389th in the Association.
The Bulls player with the best plus/minus so far this season is Mike Dunleavy at +105 - 8th-best in the NBA.
So why are Dougie McBuckets and Mirotic only getting 5 minutes of run when everyone is healthy? "You got to know your opponent.'' Thibs.
That's it in a nutshell... do with it what you'd like.
.. in order to find the smallest ones.
The "insane'' reputation that follows Thibs from other NBA coaches is because of how well he sees tendencies and how much film he watches ..
Gibson said yesterday that they always know that the game plan will be spot on. It's up to the players to execute it.
According to Dunleavy, Thibs finds things on film that go unnoticed by many. And he finds everything.
DRose admitted that it took him three or four seasons to get a grasp of it, because it's getting a grasp of the entire league.
... but the work put behind each game plan is. That's why he is very Belichick-like.
... as well as where the help comes from. And not just Player A, but the other players you could switch to. His schemes are not inventive ..
...that zone. So not only do Bulls players have to understand the 5-10 tendencies of each player, but the necessary reaction to each one....
The left block area is a hot spot for Player A when he dribbles left, there has to be a reaction from a Bulls defender to take him out of...
It starts with Thibs and relentless film study of each player and their tendencies. For each tendency for Player A, there is a reaction...
Been asked a lot about Thibs' defense and why so many young players and new players to it struggle.... Here's why it's different....
Another rainy day in Portland http://t.co/sJIAgGHR7i
The Lakers will bring their D-League forward, Roscoe Smith of the D-Fenders, into a free agent workout today, league sources tell RealGM.
I will never complain about the schedule, travel or circumstances one cannot control I am truly blessed and thankful to be in this position
Tough test for the Bulls tonight against a well rested red hot Portland team Join us 9pm CT Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000.
Bulls' PG situation in question. Rose, Hinrich both battling injuries. Beyond Aaron Brooks, is E'Twaun Moore a 1 or 2? Butler at backup PG?
Odd night for Bulls. They've lost 6 straight in Portland. Rose went down for season a year ago tomorrow there.
Don't forget: LeBron loves the Thibs and he coached Kyrie this summer. Hmmmm.
Meanwhile, Gar watching what happens, and in a panic screaming into a walker talkie, "Tom Thibodeau has the upper hand ... I repeat ..."
It's not like the Bulls haven't let great coaches go before. After all, organizations win championships someone once said.
Thibs making the Finals won't change anything. It would actually grow his onions even bigger, giving him more demands.
It's ok Bulls fans, you'll have Fred Hoiberg.
Drink that down with your coffee.
Ugly scenario that could haunt Bulls fans? Thibs and front office break up, Thibs to Cleveland, and makes sure Cavs give Butler max offer.
Utah would be a great place for a Rose return. The Rose dominated Trey Burke into a fetal position this summer for Team USA.
Tonight's an onions game.
Expect ghosts, Rose in street clothes, bad things, and a loss. Take the two days off in Portland, eat some granola, regroup for Utah.
This is the same place where Rose saw his 2013-14 season end. Noah didn't even want to talk about returning to Portland and what happened.
Finally, Portland has been a house of horrors for the Bulls - in more than just the scoreboard.
McDermott needs to play with confidence and whatever happens, happens.
Dougie McBuckets is in a dark place right now. Looks lost. Looks confused on when to shoot, when to pass. Tentative.
Mess with "Boogie'' at your own risk.
Mike Dunleavy deserves a raise.
Aaron Brooks could be on heavy minutes alert tonight in Portland, with Rose and Hinrich both game-time decisions.
Observations from slap-down in Sac-Town: Butler's continual growth as a leader, on and off the court. Jimmy's getting paid this summer!!!
Wheels down Portland !!!
It's not Steak and Shake -- but it is a nice west coast substitution. http://t.co/e4hvA2HHfi
Wheels up headed to Portland. Go Bulls!
Butler with team high 23 points and 8 rebounds in 103-88 loss to Kings: "We did a lot of things right, but have to guard." Kings shot 51.4%
Did Noah think of his epic meltdown in Sacramento last season when he started jumping around Thursday and was T'd up? “Yeah, (I) did.”
Thibs on Hinrich: "Took a shot to the chest; 2 plays, one was the charge and a play prior to that." X-rays negative; contusion.
Dunleavy on 3rd straight loss in Sac: "Some teams you play well; some you don’t. They play us well. We’ve had our hands full with them."
Noah after 103-88 loss: "Two years in a row (being ejected) would not have been good; In these frustrating situations got to keep my cool"
Noah with T and Cousins 22 & 14: "Sometimes he gets frustrated and that works in our favor. This year he’s the one getting guys frustrated.
I can't imagine what will be going through his head tomorrow. Noah didn't even want to hear about the anniversary after tonight's game.
Crazy to think Bulls are now headed to Portland and it's almost a year to the day when Rose injured his right knee in the same building.
Noah admitted he thought about last year's outburst in Sacramento after getting 1st T tonight. Reminded himself he had to breathe, calm down
Thanks for staying up with us Bulls fans. On the air at 9 pm CT from Portland. Bulls Radio Network. ESPN 1000.
Noah: "I have to calm down a bit in those frustrating situations. I’m an emotional player but I want to win so I have to be smarter."
Noah when it was pointed out that his emotions were better than last year here: "Yeah, [bleep], two years-in-a-row wouldn't have been good."
Noah's T wasn't the outburst it was last season in Sac, but he admitted, "I'm an emotional player, but I want to win the game ... ''
Noah: "Just disappointed we lost tonight ... couple more defensive rebounds, couple box outs. basketball is crazy. It's so mental.''
No timetable on a Hinrich return. Will be re-evaluated in Portland. Could be down to one true point guard in Aaron Brooks against Portland.
Hinrich X-rays negative for chest contusion. No word on if he will play Friday
Hinrich chest contusion. X-rays negative.
Bulls PR says x-rays were negative on Hinrich's chest. He has a chest contusion.
Hinrich X-rays were negative. Bulls say he has a chest contusion.
Noah on if last year's outburst entered his mind after T: "Yeah, two years in a row would've been bad."
Thibodeau said Hinrich had his chest X-rayed.