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3 hours ago, bmags said:

Whoa whoa, sorry, I was not saying 8th seed in playoffs, I was talking about drafting 8th.

Yeah, I figured you meant that when you said "8-9" since there's only 8 seeds in the playoffs.

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 6:35 PM, SoxAce said:

 

 

I read earlier that the Timberwolves don't want to do this trade, and by "Timberwolves" that pretty much means Thibodeau because ownership wants him moved.

I really wonder if everyone's on the same page about what Thibodeau is now? What he did in Chicago is, at best, a mirage, and there's plenty of evidence for that now. All he was doing was playing his starters for the entire game to win regular season games and burn his guys out killing their careers while his "defensive system" spread throughout the entire NBA only to be rendered obsolete a couple years later.

 

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His stubbornness pushed him to be a very good coach for a bit and then didn't allow him to adapt and continue to be a good coach while getting better.  The game has passed him by immensely.  Must suck going from an innovator to stuck in your obsolete ways in a fairly short period of time.

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The Bulls defense is really a joke. You can blame injuries if you want, but that is just making excuses. They have plenty of guys on their team physically capable of being decent defenders, but they chose not to be, and the Bulls apparently choose not to emphasize it.

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10 hours ago, SleepyWhiteSox said:

His stubbornness pushed him to be a very good coach for a bit and then didn't allow him to adapt and continue to be a good coach while getting better.  The game has passed him by immensely.  Must suck going from an innovator to stuck in your obsolete ways in a fairly short period of time.

He had the wolves as the 3 seed in a brutal western conference as of last March. Then Jimmy got hurt. Game hasnt passed him by as a coach at all, but hes not really suited to be a GM.

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2 minutes ago, BigHurt3515 said:

The Bulls just gave up 92 points... In the 1st half.... 

They are more of a second half team anyway... :)

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8 hours ago, BigHurt3515 said:

149 points

That is with calling off the dogs with 4 or 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. It would have been an easy 160 if they let their starters play a bit more.

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The NBA is laughable at how there is literally zero defense being played this year. Should they just remove the 3 point line? Seriously though, I recognize small sample size, but how much is scoring up this season vs. last (massively or am I just watching too many Bulls games haha).  

That said, a team that was already going to be lousy (especially defensively) is really going to be bad when you take 3 of your 4 best players and have them miss extended stretches (Lauri / Dunn / Portis).  The bright side is, Lavine is looking like the real deal and a legit #2/#3 option on a contender. The downside is, you have to hope you can keep the chemistry and development positive despite the toxcity of what will be lots and lots of losses.  Need to keep that "arrow" moving forward despite losing a lot of games and that is going to be tough. 

Lavine could quickly turn into a massive "chucker", especially now with literally the entire starting lineup (sans him) basically out. 

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I don't think it's the defenses fault, I think it's a combination of more and more teams playing the optimal way offensively, teams like the bulls that decided they should go all in to find an average offense by putting atrocious defensive fits together, and tankers.

There are no more byron scotts in the league. There are no more weird teams that feast on mid-range jumpers. Some defenses are good, the bulls are not. And it's not all Fred. 

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4 hours ago, bmags said:

I don't think it's the defenses fault, I think it's a combination of more and more teams playing the optimal way offensively, teams like the bulls that decided they should go all in to find an average offense by putting atrocious defensive fits together, and tankers.

There are no more byron scotts in the league. There are no more weird teams that feast on mid-range jumpers. Some defenses are good, the bulls are not. And it's not all Fred. 

Klay Thompson was left alone at least 20 times, and they were only going to him. The Bulls were the Washington Generals last night. It was pathetic.

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7 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

Klay Thompson was left alone at least 20 times, and they were only going to him. The Bulls were the Washington Generals last night. It was pathetic.

that specific part of the third is where I gave up. For the first half it was like, yeah this is what the best team in league will do to you.

That part, was just embarrassing. I think Fred may have even let it happen, like "okay let them do that then let's get their scrubs so we can try to close gap"

 

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