Belinelli still isn't adjusted in my eyes. Butler is more worthless than Brewer at this point but that was the plan because his upside will equal Brewer at some point supposedly. Nate has absolutely nothing to work with on the bench so he might as will just play the John Lucas role and just chuck the ball. This isn't a bench where you can expect any player to have a good night on any given night, this is a bench that can only try to play solid defense while the starters get rest. The only offense is Nate & Belinelli and it becomes hard for them to score when the defense knows they can sag off everyone else.
I can't even tell what the team is running on offense because there is never any spacing. I watched Boozer get the ball for an iso post play and he was backing down the defender into Noah, Deng, and their defenders. I know our team is about offensive rebounds and we racked 20 of them but getting position for offensive rebounds is a risk that shouldn't be taken against young & athletic teams that can score on any fast break opportunity. Maybe if we could have scored off those rebounds then it would be a different story but I think we were too focused on scoring every possession that we couldn't even get a clean look. It has to be divided equally though. We were so wrapped up in offense that our defense was terrible. Clipper's starters were scoring at will, outside the fast breaks & the few lucky shots, they were in the paint whenever they wanted. We did not rotate at all!
It was just embarrassing and the fight we usually show, wasn't there at all...
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I will admit that Gibson has to step up cuz he doesn't look good defensively either and looks horrid on offense (I still don't know why he's so quick on taking a jumper when he gets the ball). Butler will get better given more playing time but without Rose Thibs is having to get creative with lineups and don't forget he is monitering Rip's minutes this season to keep him fresher and healtheir for long run so I don't know if people know about that part cuz i remember a number of people on here complaining for Thibs to put Hamilton back in for certain games. Marco just has to get more comfortable. He seems hesitant to make a play himself for whatever reason despite the fact that he can do it. Nazr will never see a great deal of minutes i would guess.
We got this. Taj needs to sober up tonight vs the Blazers.
Maybe I was wrong when I said we were too good to get anything worth while in the draft. Keep losing Roseless Bulls. Get rid of the bad players next year.
What a team Derrick gets to come back to. Bulls FO might be the only team in the NBA who decides to take a year off when their one and only star gets injured. Why even try, too much money already on the books, no one to take it off our hands, blah blah blah.
lol some people act like GarPax traded everyone for last year's Bobcats team. This is still a very good team.
Clippers are scary.
"Protect your smile, and wear a mouth guard."
Come on guys don't give up hope. Remember 2 years ago our front court was hurt. Last year our back court was hurt. This year we are without Rose so technically we haven't really seen this team play together. It's only year three of this.
The revenge of Vinnie who is just an "AWFUL" coach. lol.