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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

BULLS SEASON ENDS

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“There were a lot of times this season when we could have cashed our chips in. But we worked hard and made the most of it”.- Ben Wallace

Amen. The Bulls proved to the entire NBA that they are the hardest working team in the league. And they never gave up. How easy it would have been to fold up after game 3 and start telling themselves what a great season they had. To start thinking about summer plans and healing injuries. But they brought it again. And again. And then last night came up short. In the end, it’s probably what should have happened. After all, the Pistons are on their way to their 5th consecutive conference final.

Now tucked in the recesses of their minds the Bulls have a stunning sweep of the current champs and a 2nd round series where they proved to themselves they can persevere through the toughest of times. And play with any team in the league. The way they compete is extraordinary. Such a joy to watch; such pride to be a fan of a team like this.

“We went from a bottom-five team to a top-eight team in two years. That is not easy to do. We did it with young players and they deserve a lot of credit.” – Scott Skiles

As do you and John Paxson. Now comes the lottery on Tuesday, and the trickiest offseason yet for Paxson. The need for a low post player is evident. How will he acquire one? If by trade, who does he deal?

[tags]Bulls, Pistons, Scott Skiles, Ben Wallace, NBA[/tags]

  • Loke1

    Give up Kirk& Noccioni to start Kirk is good but not great and he has value. Noccioni time has come to move on as he is not going to help get to next level. If we are going to step up we need a post player and a go to man with size. Gordon tries but he just is not big enough. Thomas and Deng have to much potential to give up on. The draft looks good to me so get a good pick and then trade for either point guard or big man depending. We are almost there, the time is now!

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I think Skiles and Paxson both love Hinrich’s gym rat mentality, defense and all-around play too much to trade him. You can see why they would want to replace Gordon. Not only is he poor defensively, but he is a small guard. I think Gordon goes before Hinrich. I can see them giving Sefolosha the job and signing or drafting another 2 guard that can score to replace Gordon.

    As for Nocioni, when I look at him it’s hard to believe he’s only 27. He looks older. Plus you have Deng and Thomas so Noce is an easy pick to ship out.

    Could they get a big man without giving up the pick if they sent Gordon and Noce somewhere? Would the Grizz take that for Gasol?

    We’ll have to see what the lottery gives us. I can’t wait to see what they do.

  • http://www.lakermad.blogspot.com Ryan

    They should keep their team together, they are young and inexperienced, but they almost took down the Pistons and they got rid of Shaq and the defending champs in four games. They just need more time together.

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