Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders?

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders? With one game left in their regular season, the Los Angeles Clippers are comfortably on top of the Pacific Division standings and own the 3rd seed in the tough Western Conference. While their 56 wins have tied their franchise best, many people are still asking if the Clippers are really contenders, or just pretenders.To answer...
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Tom Thibodeau not fretting over playoff matchups

Minds can change. And plenty of moving parts remain in place. But Tom Thibodeau might have offered an unsurprising sneak preview of how he will handle the Bulls' regular-season finale on Wednesday in Charlotte before Monday's home finale, a 108-95 victory over the Magic before 22,087 at the United Center. "You're not going to sneak around people," Thibodeau...
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Magic at Bulls game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Bulls will have home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but their opponent - and which side of the Eastern Conference bracket they'll be placed - remains to be determined. Chicago looks to inch closer to securing the East's No. 3 seed while adding another defeat to the Orlando Magic...
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Knicks Rumors: Carmelo Anthony asks about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

The New York Knicks pulled an upset by beating the Chicago Bulls 100-89 last night. However, the Bulls could have the last laugh if they land Carmelo Anthony as a free agent this summer.Image By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to NBA sources, Anthony inquired about Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau:"What is it like to play for Thibs?"Anthony has a player option...
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Carmelo Anthony Consulting Former Bulls Players About Coming to Chicago, Raves About Tom Thibodeau

Chicago Bulls News - With the New York Knicks officially eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony was reportedly asking former Chicago Bulls players what it was like to play for Tom Thibodeau. Hence, what it would be like if Anthony played in Chicago. Not only that, but the perennial all-star went on to praise Thibodeau for his system and the job he has done...
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Report: 'Melo asked what it is like to play for Tom Thibodeau

It’s official: the New York Knick are eliminated from the playoffs. Perhaps even more shocking is, this marks the first time in his 11-year NBA career that Anthony will miss the playoffs. This brings up a question–What will Melo decide to this summer? If Melo does choose not to pick up his player option–which, at this point, appears to be expected–the Bulls look to be the...
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Carmelo Anthony asks about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

Carmelo Anthony recently approached a former Chicago Bulls player and asked a loaded question that should make Phil Jackson a little nervous. “What is it like to play for Thibs?” Anthony said. Anthony’s interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can be taken one of several ways. Anthony, who lives and breathes basketball, is merely interested in learning something about one of...
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Thibodeau: Carmelo Doesn't Get Enough Credit As A Very Good Passer

Tom Thibodeau praised the abilities of Carmelo Anthony after the Chicago Bulls' morning shootaround. "He can score so many different ways," Thibodeau said. "He can post up. He can catch-and-shoot. He can isolate. He can be the screener in a pick-and-roll. He can be the ball-handler in a pick-and-roll. He gets to the free-throw line. He’s a great offensive rebounder...
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Anthony Praises Thibodeau's Coaching, Compares System To Popovich

Carmelo Anthony has reportedly inquired a Chicago Bulls' player about what it is like to play for Tom Thibodeau, and the New York Knicks' star praised Thibodeau ahead of Sunday's matchup. Anthony was asked how the Bulls are consistently competitive despite losing key players in Derrick Rose and Luol Deng. “I have no clue. Thibs is a great coach, his system kind of reminds...
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Bulls won’t rest any starters in final three games

The Chicago Bulls have clinched a playoff spot and could rest his starters as the season winds down for the playoffs, but when asked head coach Tom Thibodeau suggested he wasn’t in favor of doing so. He didn’t clearly say it wasn’t an option but said they were taking it “step-by-step.” ‘’We’re just worried about Detroit — step-by-step,’’ Thibodeau said, via...
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Carlos Boozer says he's 'adjusted' to fewer minutes with Bulls

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer has seen his minutes slip this season. First it was seeing his fourth quarter minutes dip as Tom Thibodeau elected to go with Taj Gibson, something he's done over the years due to Gibson's defense. But the Chicago Tribue notes that Wednesday, Boozer played just 24 minutes, the entire first and third quarters and no more for the ninth straigt...
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Bulls to sign Mike James on Thursday

When Mike James' 10-day contract with the Bulls expired in January, the veteran guard said he hoped to return and coach Tom Thibodeau said James always stayed ready. Thursday will be that day. James will sign for the remainder of the season and be eligible for the playoffs, sources said. That will bring the Bulls' roster to 14 players and provide insurance should Kirk Hinrich...
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Wolves Wednesday: Bulls coach Thibodeau has good memories of Minnesota

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has pleasant memories of his time as a Timberwolves assistant coach.
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Wolves Wednesday: Bulls coach Thibodeau has good memories of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two hours before game time against the Timberwolves, Tom Thibodeau spoke flatly as his Bulls team readied for another pivotal contest in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. But once the conversation turned to his days with the Timberwolves -- even two decades later -- the Chicago coach's eyes lit up, and his smug, straight-lipped expression yielded a noticeable...
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Chicago Bulls: Galloping Toward The Playoffs

Tom Thibodeau should be very happy with the way his team has recently been playing (via zimbio) The Chicago Bulls have won five in a row, and head coach Tom Thibodeau and his team should feel pretty good about themselves before the postseason begins. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls and the Toronto Raptors are currently tied for the 3-seed. However, the Raptors have the tiebreaker...
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Ronnie Brewer returns to Chicago

Just days after the Chicago Bulls waived rookie Erik Murphy Chicago signed ex-Bull Ronnie Brewer. Brewer, who was drafted by the Utah Jazz  in the 2006 NBA Draft, played for Chicago from 2010 through 2012. Brewer is a defensive minded player which is the kind of player head coach Tom Thibodeau likes to have on his squad. Ronnie Brewer was part of the so called bench mob in Chicago...
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NBA Rumors: Utah Jazz hand Chicago Bulls a favor

The Utah Jazz claimed former Chicago Bulls forward Erik Murphy off waivers Saturday night. As previously mentioned on this site, the Bulls are on track to add at least Mike James, Ronnie Brewer and possibly a third player.Image by Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsCoach Tom Thibodeau had high praise for the Murphy:"A guy with that skill set is going to have a very good future...
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Bulls send a message in blowout win over Wizards

Five games remain before the Bulls start the playoffs. They can only hope that wins will come as easily then as they did on Saturday night. By the end of the first half, the game was essentially over. The Bulls had twice as many points as the Washington Wizards, and not even a poor third quarter could derail them. The Bulls ended up with a 96-78 win over the Wizards before 19,661...
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Bulls lose steam, still drop Bucks, stay tied for 3rd

The Bulls will take Friday’s win, mostly because the scoreboard said so. But feeling good about a 102-90 victory depends on whom you talk to. For the first three quarters, the Bulls treated the Milwaukee Bucks as they should be treated, leading 82-62 with 12 minutes left. Coach Tom Thibodeau wanted to credit the Bucks for what transpired in the fourth quarter. Shooting guard Jimmy...
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In Wolves' 25th anniversary, excitement of first season recalled

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Timberwolves parted ways following the franchise's inaugural season, Bill Musselman didn't leave them with some sort of glorious motivational spiel. Instead, the club's first-ever coach posed a wardrobe-related question. "When you go home this summer and put that Timberwolves shirt on," the late head man's son, Eric Musselman, recalls...
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NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls eye veteran help for playoffs

The Chicago Bulls requested waivers on rookie Erik Murphy on Thursday. The Bulls intend to replace Murphy for a veteran who can help them in the playoffs.The Bulls have contacted veterans Mike James and Ronnie Brewer. Both players would be eligible for the playoffs because they were released by their former teams before March 1. James has played 11 games for the Bulls, averaging...
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Latest Milestone Further Proves Tom Thibodeau’s Worth

Chicago Bulls Basketball- With a 105-92 win versus the Atlanta Hawks, the Chicago Bulls continue to prove all the doubters wrong as they move closer to securing the No.3 seed in the Eastern Conference. While players like Joakim Noah, D.J. Augustin, and Taj Gibson continue to garner attention for their on court performances, this Atlanta victory belonged to their coach, Tom Thibodeau...
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Chicago Bulls: Tom Thibodeau Is The Coach Of The Year

Chicago Bulls: Tom Thibodeau Is The Coach Of The Year By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Derrick Rose played 10 games for the Chicago Bulls this season until he was injured and Luol Deng played 23 games this season until he was traded, but the Bulls are still 43-32 and have the 3rd best record in the East. These are 2 All Stars, including 1 MVP, their 2 best...
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Scalabrine Had Issue With Jackson's Lack Of Attention For Detail

Brian Scalabrine struggled with Mark Jackson's lack of attention to detail during his time as assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. Scalabrine played for Tom Thibodeau during his playing career and viewed his style as a better way of coaching than Jackson's looser style. But Scalabrine was the Warriors' third assistant in his first season coaching in the NBA...
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Former Doc assistant Tom Thibodeau sees contending in C’s future

Highly respected Chicago Bulls Head Coach and former Doc Rivers assistant Tom Thibodeau can be added to the litany of league coaches and executives who feel Danny Ainge has Boston incredibly well positioned for the future. This according to Jay King of “I think the future’s bright,” the Chicago Bulls coach said Sunday before meeting the Celtics at the TD Garden...
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