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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

VINNY FEELS GOOD ABOUT STUFF

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The Bulls are kind of a mess.

Ben Gordon showed his frustration on Thursday. It might be just one incident and it might have been overblown by the media, but it signifies that there is a deeper issue with the Bulls.

Most observers point out that the basketball they play is sloppy, their team defense is garbage and it doesn’t look like the players respect the coach.

Del Negro defended himself (video can be seen here) and had this to say:

“You need a lot of talent and dedicated guys. And when you have young guys who have had as many injuries as we’ve had, there are going to be inconsistencies. That’s just part of the business. Defensively, we’re getting a little better. I feel good about stuff.”

He’s the only that feels good about stuff.

And while John Paxson’s selection of Derrick Rose could be his saving grace, his pick of Vinny Del Negro as coach might be his demise. With the entire second half of the season to play, things could get ugly. If the upper management decides that Del Negro has to go, here’s guessing Paxson goes with him. Most owners don’t like to pay a coach that isn’t there, and they certainly don’t want the guy that hired him to find them a new one.

[tags]Chicago Bulls, John Paxson, Vinny Del Negro, Ben Gordon[/tags]

  • dhaab

    How can his selection of Rose be considered a “saving grace” for him? That pick was the biggest no-brainer number one pick in a long time.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Not to some people. Some preferred Beasley. But the difference is going to be them going 32-50 instead of 20-62. It still might not be enough.

  • Schmidty

    Agreed…as I recall, there was considerable noise that Beasley was the pick to make becuase of all the guards already here.

  • dhaab

    Completely disagree. The Bulls don’t have any great guards, just a bunch of really average ones. On top of that, the NBA is a perfect league for dribble and drive point guards like DR. Rose was the only pick at #1.

  • Schmidty

    OK, are we talking about YOUR sure-thing pick, or what the organization and rest of the city were thinking? There was no consensus #1 that year…it was Rose or Beasley. Nobody is disputing that the Bulls have a lot of really average guards and that the league rules favor players like Rose. BUT, the Bulls didn’t even have ANY average post players…that was their bigger weakness at the time (or now, for that matter), leading to not having a certain idea of who the Bulls would take.

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