Can Joakim Noah repeat as Defensive POY?

Though the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award has been around since 1983 (32 seasons), the award has been won by just 19 players. Eight times a player has earned back-to-back DPOY awards (Ben Wallace did it on two occasions), while both Wallace and Dikembe Mutumbo have won the award four times. So what are the odds Joakim Noah can become just the ninth player in NBA history...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Despite Derrick Rose’s Struggles, Tom Thibodeau Sees Only Positives

Derrick Rose hasn’t been his former MVP self with Team USA during the FIBA World Cup. He’s struggled to find his rhythm offensively, and was held scoreless in this morning’s game against Mexico. Rose’s knee hasn’t been an issue, and he’s moved well for the most part, but he just can’t seem to guide the ball through the hoop whether he’s around the paint of shooting...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol Providing Valuable Tape

Some were skeptical that it was a good idea for Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol to attend the FIBA World Cup.  Don’t count the Chicago Bulls among them. Tom Thibodeau and coaching staff getting extended look at future pairing One of the reasons Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau joined the U.S. basketball team as an assistant coach, aside from helping them win a golden medal, was to get...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Interested in Signing NBA Journeyman

The Chicago Bulls may be passing up on signing area product E’Twaun Moore and heading in a different direction. News out of Brazil is suggesting that the Bulls may be interested in signing NBA Journeyman Leandro Barbosa. Barbosa has played for five NBA teams, most notably the Phoenix Suns, as well as teams in Brazil over the past few seasons. During Team USA’s game with Brazil...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Tom Thibodeau and Derrick Rose BFFs?

Tom Thibodeau’s personality, which seems lacking on the surface, has been placed on display as of late. Derrick Rose, usually very quiet and shy, has reason to smile again. It was originally thought that Rose’s reason to smile was being healthy and his return to hardwood floor. Now, new pictures are surfacing that show Derrick in stitches, and Thibs playing coy like a stand-up...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose wants to become better leader

Derrick Rose has a lot of obstacles to overcome as he returns from multiple knee injuries/surgeries that have limited him over the past three seasons. Rose says he “has no fears” when it comes to his knee injuries, and Team USA personnel such as Coach K and Tom Thibodeau have praised his game. Rose may […]
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Thibodeau: Rose Has Become More Comfortable All Summer Long

Derrick Rose had seven points, four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during USA's 95-78 win over Brazil in an exhibition game at the United Center. Rose was introduced last and receive a warm welcome from the crowd. "That was huge. I was surprised I didn't get nervous out there," Rose said. "All summer long I think he's gotten more comfortable,"...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tom Thibodeau Can’t Hide Happiness After McDermott Drops 31

It’s okay to be happy sometimes Coach …. Tony Snell and Doug McDermott were named to the first-team for the Las Vegas Summer League. Averaging 18 points on 44% shooting during the summer league, McDermott looks to add some scoring for a Bulls team that was atrocious offensively in 2013. With Derrick Rose looking healthy, and an addition of Pau Gasol, McDermott will not have...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the East: Cavs or Bulls?

The NBA’s Eastern Conference has gone through some dramatic changes in the 2014 offseason. For the past four years, the Miami Heat have flat out dominated the East. Although they only captured 2 titles in the ‘LeBron era’, The Heat won the East all four years. The East is now wide open with LeBron’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In my opinion, there is only two true...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thibodeau: USA Minicamp 'Next Step' In Rose's Rehab Process

Derrick Rose is participating in USA Basketball's five-day minicamp in Las Vegas as he takes the next step in his rehab process. Rose tore his right meniscus on a seemingly benign backcut last Nov. 21. “This is the next step,” said Tom Thibodeau. “Derrick has handled every step to this point the right way. The last time he participated in USA Basketball, he followed that...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Aaron Brooks Signing Grade

Chicago Bulls: Aaron Brooks Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: Numbers aren’t announced The contract numbers for Brooks aren’t announced yet, but I doubt it is more than the veteran’s minimum, 2 million per season at the most. Regardless, I thought I would write the grade anyways, mainly because I’m bored and I love the addition as...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Thibodeau hopeful Mirotic is ready for NBA

Coach Tom Thibodeau is hoping that, after three years, prized European prospect Nikola Mirotic is finally ready to come to the Chicago Bulls. Mirotic recently worked out a buyout with Real Madrid, and the Bulls sound ready to find a way to make it all work. After finalizing the deal for Pau Gasol, their focus will turn back to Mirotic so that he will be ready to come over for the upcoming season.
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Reconsidering Chicago Bulls, Tom Thibodeau Recruiting Hard

Posted to The One And OnlyMultiple sources have reported that the Chicago Bulls, led by Tom Thibodeau, have made a very strong last minute push to attempt to lure Carmelo Anthony away from Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks. Hearing the Stephen A. Smith report is accurate. Carmelo may have been leaning elsewhere, but regained interest in #Bulls. — Mike McGraw (@McGrawDHBulls...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony and Tom Thibodeau Agree On One Specific Roster Move

Posted to Chicago BullsAccording to the NY Post, source familiar with the situation have said that Carmelo Anthony and Tom Thibodeau agree that the Chicago Bulls need to keep Taj Gibson: For the Bulls to get near the $22.5 million figure — and only for four years — they’d have to trade power forward Taj Gibson, among making other moves. “The head coach doesn’t want to trade...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best NBA Mock Draft You Will See

Posted to Chicago BullsPretty spot on if you ask me. Everyone knows Tom Thibodeau likes to grind minutes out of his players and captain Kirk is a legend. Well not really a legend. As the NBA Draft approaches, Chicago Bulls fans are hoping they can trade the two first round picks as part of a bigger deal. Possibly in an attempt to get Kevin Love or clear cap space for Carmelo Anthony...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau “Very Excited” About Carmelo Anthony

Posted to Chicago BullsThe 2014 NBA free agency frenzy has just begun and everyone is adding their opinions. Enter Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim who recently talked about his conversation with Tom Thibodeau about Carmelo Anthony. According to the New York Post: Boeheim and Thibodeau were together last summer in Las Vegas during Team USA’s training camp as assistant coaches for...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady to Carmelo: ‘Go to Chicago buddy’

Tracy McGrady was once pursued by the Chicago Bulls, and has also once played for Tom Thibodeau. So when the 7-time All-Star was asked about his thoughts on the Anthony-Bulls rumors, McGrady played the role of recruiter. Quotes taken from this CSN Chicago piece, have T-Mac pushing Melo to sign with Chicago. “I would like […]
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Boeheim Has Talked To Thibodeau About Carmelo, Believes In Their Potential Partnership

Jim Boeheim has talked to Tom Thibodeau about Carmelo Anthony and believes in their ability to create a successful partnership with the Chicago Bulls. “I’ve talked to Tom about Melo, his name has come up,’’ Boeheim said on Tuesday. “I think Tom is very excited about the possibility of getting Carmelo. He likes him. He likes how he plays. He feels he’s coachable. I think...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Tom Thibodeau reportedly Pushing for Carmelo Anthony

The Chicago Bulls need to add a veteran scorer this offseason and no one realizes that more than head coach Tom Thibodeau. That’s why he’s spearheading the Bulls’ campaign to lure the 7-time All-Star to the Windy City. Thibodeau is doing a ton of research on Anthony, who officially opted out of his contract with the Knicks earlier today. He even went as far as to call some...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thibodeau making push to bring Carmelo into fold

The Bulls’ push to acquire New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is heating up heading into NBA draft week, and perhaps no one wants his services more than coach Tom Thibodeau. According to one of Anthony’s former coaches, Thibodeau has reached out to him and to several other coaches who have worked with Anthony with numerous calls. ‘‘I even told Tom that there may be days...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Reaches Out To Carmelo Anthony

The Chicago Bulls want to the land the services of Carmelo Anthony this summer, and according to reports head coach Tom Thibodeau is leading the charge. The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Thibodeau has reached to Melo himself, in hopes of persuading the star forward to make the Windy City his new home. According to one of Anthony’s former coaches, Thibodeau has reached...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls Tom Thibodeau Reaches Out To Carmelo

The Chicago Bulls want to the land the services of Carmelo Anthony this summer, and according to reports head coach Tom Thibodeau is leading the charge. The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Thibodeau has reached to Melo himself, in hopes of persuading the star forward to make the Windy City his new home. According to one of Anthony’s former coaches, Thibodeau has reached out...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau reportedly pushing to bring Carmelo Anthony to Bulls

Carmelo Anthony is widely expected to opt out of his contract Monday and become a free agent. The Chicago Bulls are said to be one of the teams he’s most strongly considering, and it sounds like the interest from the Bulls is equally strong. In fact, reports say Tom Thibodeau, who is not exactly a […]
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Reasons Why The Lakers Never Reached Out To The Bulls And Thibodeau

Posted to Randy Brown's Bulls Championship RingWhen Mike D’Antoni decided to resign from the Los Angeles Lakers almost two months ago, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was the first on their list as a possible replacement. So what happened? First, the Lakers know they would have to give up their number seven draft pick to the Bulls if they wanted to get Gar Forman and the Bulls’...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New Coaching Hires Show Tom Thibodeau Is Under Paid

Posted to Chicago BullsDerek Fisher is the new coach of the New York Knicks and Steve Kerr is the new coach of the Golden State Warriors, awesome….only one problem – neither of them have any experience. Who cares right? Tom Thibodeau does, that’s who. Derek Fisher will get $5 million a year to coach the Knicks, yet he’s never called a timeout as a NBA coach. Steve Kerr will...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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