Thursday, July 4, 2013

What Chicago Bulls fans should expect in the upcoming season?

Many Chicago Bulls fans watched last season go up in smoke. After the injury to Derrick Rose in the previous season’s playoffs, many fans had mixed emotions on his return. It was an issue that divided the city much like that over which baseball team is better(Cubs or White Sox). The team had an up and down season going into the playoffs which saw the team win a hard fought first round series against the Brooklyn Nets, to the loss against the Miami Heat in the Eastern conference semi finals. While it was a brutal season for most fans to watch, the team made basketball lovers from around the league proud of the short handed Bulls play without it’s best players on the court.Now we look to the future. Fan favorites from last season Marco Belinelli and Nate Robinson will most likely move on to other teams after having strong showing last season. So what will make this season end different from last year? Truthfully nothing. TheBulls will have another strong showing in the regular season, a deep run in the playoffs, and will fall short to the Miami Heat. The good news is this could be the final step into unlocking a team built for a dynasty.

Chicago Bulls upper management learn a valuable lesson from watching the San Antonio Spursbattle the Miami Heat in last season’s finals, you can never have enough shooters. The Spurs used the Miami Heats aggressive nature on defense to take open shots from long range. The Bulls main targets this post season has been to improve their weak three point shooting. In the draft the Bulls selected Tony Snelland Erik Murphy while singing Mike Dunleavy jr via free agency. Each move improves long range shooting for a team who ranked near the bottom of the league in three point shooting, and also adds versatility off of the bench. The moves also put to question will the team resign Luol Deng or amnesty Carlos Boozer after next season. Next years free agency could involve names like Carmelo AnthonyLebron James, and Kobe Bryant each who could lift the Chicago Bulls to the NBA finals. Click here for the full article.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Chicago Bulls target shooters in the off season

The Chicago Bulls, who many have reported as not being heavy players in this years free agency kicked off the first day of free agency with a small move. The Bulls come to agreement with free agent Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy who played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season averaged 10.5 points per game last season, and shot close to 43% from three point range for the Bucks. The Chicago Bulls who were eliminated from last season’s playoffs by the Miami Heat, perhaps learned a lesson from the San Antonio Spurs with their performance in the NBA Finals. The Spurs used great point guard play and even better three point shooting to come close to winning the NBA finals before being eliminated by the Miami Heat in game 7. With so many teams clogging the lane on defense, the ability to knock down open jump shots has become a priority for the Bulls organization.

While many teams are looking to spend their hard earned cap space on free agents like Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, and others the Chicago Bulls are looking to keep it simple. The short handed Bulls who made a nice run in the playoffs before being eliminated learned a valuable lesson last season, they needed better shooters. The Miami Heat have won back to back championships with great three point shooting from the likes of Ray Allen, Mike Miller, Shane Battier, and others knocking down open shots. The San Antonio Spurs also used great three point shooting to make a deep run in the playoffs. With so many teams focusing on stopping ball penetration to the hoop, more and more shooters are left wide open for great looks. Click here for the full article