This team healthy is scarier then last year. Only piece we are missing is obviously a back up C.
Boozer is havin one of his best years in Chicago, Noah is a first time all star, and the players we added are a lot better then our older bench outside of Asik.
Having jimmy playing the way he has is going to be an amazing asset in the playoffs.
I just checked the series vs Heat in 2010-11 ECF and man our players simply sucked.
Noah was pretty PATHETIC all series long. He is a night and day better now.
Boozer had a couple of nice games but pretty bad in other. Hope he plays better this year.
Bogans/Korver/Watson - Were even worse than Noah and I thought Noah played Pathetic. Now you do the math.
Asik, basically didn't play other than 2 games and he wasn't all that in that series for the 2 games he played.
Man, when I watch that series and stats, we have a NIGHT and Day better team this year than that year. I am sure Heat also have a better team too.
So all will depend on how Rose plays after he is back and how healthy he is as well as how soon he gets back to his normal self. Rose was in a super slump as well. He did have a quite a few open shots but just was missing them. He was probably overwhelmed with not much help from anyone on the roster - other than Deng.
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Seems like one of the main gripes is scoring...but did anyone realistically expect this team to be high scoring without Derrick Rose?
The playoffs are a whole different animal. Lebron and crew will dominate. They just taking it easy right now because their bored. Bulls will be lucky to take 2 games if even they make it to the ECF.
They are better than they were 2 years ago and even last year. As a fan I hate to accept it, but Miami really is a team that’s better built for the postseason because of the shortened rotations and the overall versatility of the roster. Mike Miller is a guy that has hardly sniffed the floor this year, and there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s going to see significant playing time once the playoffs arrive. Newly signed Chris Anderson is someone I’ve been high on his entire career, and only time will tell if Joel Anthony will be fazed out come playoff again. There’s too many ?’s for me truly analyze a potential Bulls-Heat playoff series.
People like to harp on Miami’s lack of rebounding and while that’s a concern, it hardly is a big one considering the way this team’s constructed. We don’t play conventional lineups often, and because of it we’re going to get unconventional results. We’re 4-1 when getting outrebounded by 15+. The reason for this? Miami is efficient offensively, and when they decide to be disruptive defensively forcing bad passes, turnovers, and bad shots they turn it into points going the other way. Small sample size, yes, but this dates back to last years’ playoffs. Personally, I think we’ve been too reliant on 3pt shooting at times, which would help Chicago push the pace a little more (will be lethal when Rose comes back assuming he’s at least 80%) to ease your concerns about lack of scoring. Regardless, I view Chicago as a legitimate threat to my team, as I do New York despite my wavering in regards to them now since they aren’t shooting statistical anomaly percentages from the 3pt line anymore. I would welcome a MIA-CHI playoff series every time. It’d be a really fun one.
So apparently they're bored.
Heard it all.