Originally written on Trade Street Post  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Yes, Mr. Cho, plan, strategize, find the next big move for us...and make it a big man You know how everyone keeps saying that we need a big man or 2 to really help out in the paint?  No?  Perhaps you’ve noticed in the box scores that all of our points come from the Guards and seldom do our big men have to score all that much?  No?  Does anyone remember Coach Dunlap saying at Media Day that we have to be a team that is hard to scout?  Was I the only one paying attention?  Well then, let me just spell it out for everyone.  If you shut down our guards, there’s not too much that we can do on a basketball court.  We might have fallen in Chicago, but there’s a new name that the Bulls remember.  Take the jump to see who it is.   I won’t go into a ton of details on the night because losses like this, though sometimes expected, are still frustrating due to awkward substitutions, non-calls by the refs, and really good Bulls defense.  To give you an idea, Nate Robinson was a major pain in our side.  Jeff Adrien got the start tonight at the PF slot since we still do not have a 100% healed Mullens.  It was yet another starting 5 to look at.  Let me just say that Adrien may have concreted himself as our starting PF tonight.  As starts go, against Carlos Boozer, Adrien not only held his own, but he actually scored our first 4 points on the night, and overall, outplayed Boozer (13pts/4rebs).  For this, Adrien (14pts/10rebs/2 blocks) gets the Trade Street Post Game breaker award.  I know I’m sort of ahead of myself, but with the game Adrien played, I needed to cover it first.   As for the rest of the game, we came out of the 1st quarter being down only 3 points.  Then the Bulls initiated their plan of not letting our guards do crap.  That usually results in the Bobcats not being able to score much at all.  As we exited the 2nd and headed into the half, our deficit grew to 9.  You glance at the 3rd and while some great defense was played by both sides, unfortunately, we were only able to muster 1 point more than the Bulls, pulling us within 8.  As you visit the 4th, the often anemic scoring Bobcats put up 30 points.  Sadly, so did the Bulls, making the score at the final horn 85-93.  It was honestly one of the better played games we have been in this year.  We played the Bulls hard but the Bulls had our number in shutting down our guards.  Our bench was actually outscored on the night.  Sessions couldn’t get things going for himself, and that always is a big dent in our final numbers. Walker = 18pts/6 assists/0 turnovers/4 rebounds Gordon = 18pts/3 rebounds Adrien = 14pts/10 rebounds/2 blocks Henderson = 10pts/2 rebounds Biyombo = 8pts/9 rebounds/2 steals/1 block So, the road trip is now underway.  This first game has positives and negatives.  We held our turnovers to 10, but our field goal percentage was barely 40%.  We have to hit more shots and figure out a way to get more points from our big men and get more stops.  I know this request sounds like a broken record, but it is fact.  I’d like to see more Gilchrist and Taylor on the floor.  If we are basically a lottery bound team, why not develop our rookies?  Jeff Adrien was the one guy that got well deserved time and possibly earned a starting spot.  Maybe if he can keep this up, his contract may become guaranteed.  He got his career high and first double-double.  He’s a hard worker and he embodies Tougher.Faster.Stronger.  I like what I saw tonight.  We may not be playoff bound, but the play out of Adrien and Biyombo were rather promising, and you can see them getting better every night.
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